Mirchi Ka Halwa
Uttar Pradesh's popular halwa made using unique ingredients.
Mirchi Ka Halwa Recipe by Chef Ranveer Brar
Cuisine

- Indian

Serves

- 1

Cooking Time

-20 Min

Difficulty

- Medium

Preparation Time

- 20 Min

INGREDIENTS

  • 500 gms Bhavnagri chillies
  • Water
  • 90 gms alum
  • Salt
  • 4 tbsp ghee
  • 100 gms khoya
  • 100 gms kalakand
  • 100 gms coconut powder
  • 150 gms sugar
  • Cardamom powder
  • Rose water
  • Silver warq
  • Pistachios
  • Red bell papper

HOW TO PREPARE MIRCHI KA HALWA

  1. 1

    Remove stem from Bhavnagri chillies and cut them into half vertically.
  2. 2

    Add alum to water and soak the chillies in water for 30 minutes.
  3. 3

    Blanch the chillies in the water and add a pinch of salt to the boiling water.
  4. 4

    Drain the chillies and repeat this process three more times.
  5. 5

    Drain the chillies and make a paste.
  6. 6

    Warm ghee saute chillies paste till it leaves the sides of pan.
  7. 7

    Add khoya, kalakand and mix well.
  8. 8

    Add ghee and saute.
  9. 9

    Add coconut powder, sugar , cardamom powder and saute till sugar is cooked.
  10. 10

    Add rose water and mix well.
  11. 11

    Pour Halwa in a squar mould.
  12. 12

    Demould and garnish with silver warq, Pistachios and Red bell papper slices cooked in sugar syrup and rolled like cylender.
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Ranveer's fascination with food began on the streets of Lucknow. One of India's youngest executive chefs when he headed the kitchen at The Claridges, New Delhi, he has also spearheading Taj Group properties like Goa-based restaurants Morisco, Il Camino and Fishtail. This globe-trotting award-winning chef paints in his free time.

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