With a bevy of traditional Indian desserts around us, we are always spoilt for choice. The desserts we have grown up eating are rich, deeply flavoured and brimmed with sweetness. Halwa has always been a popular Indian dessert and a favourite of many people. This dish is also made during religious occasions and festivals like Navratri and often offered as prasad. The grainy and mushy pound is usually made of grainy flour like semolina (sooji) or sometimes wheat flour (atta) or gram flour (besan). The flour is roasted in oodles of clarified butter (ghee) and sweetened with sugar syrup. Nuts or cardamom seeds may also be added for flavour enhancement. Even though halwa has religious connotations, it could never be placed in the category of healthy foods. In that case, no dessert has ever been considered healthy. Right?
Zucchini is a low-calorie food
In this recipe, zucchini is cooked with milk, khoya and sugar. This halwa is made more inviting and delectable with the topping of malai and cherry.