Papaya is an incredible tropical fruit that helps fight diseases, makes you look younger, and most importantly reduces risks of aging-associated diseases. It is loaded with dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K. It tastes sweet, and doesn't need any added sugar to make it tasty. Columbus referred to this fruit as "fruit of angels" only because it tastes so sweet.
One small sized papaya is packed with adequate amounts of carbohydrate, protein, fats, and vitamins. Aren't you a bit curious to know how the halwa is made? I bet you are. Here's an easy and quick way to make papaya halwa.
Papaya Halwa Recipe
What Will You Need
- 1 medium size, ripe papaya
- 2 tablespoon rice flour
- 6 to 7 green cardamom
- 10 to 12 nuts (combination of almonds, cashew, raisins, and figs)
- 4 tablespoon ghee
- Sugar for extra sweetness (Preferably not more than 4 tablespoon)
How To Prepare
Step 1: Wash the papaya and peel the skin off. Grate the ripe papaya using a grater. You can also go for a food processor.
Step 2: Heat a round bottomed pan on medium flame. Fry the nuts for about 3 mins until they turn golden brown. Keep the fried nuts aside.
Step 3: Add the grated papaya into the heated pan with same ghee.
Step 4: In order to reduce the time of cooking, sprinkle the rice flour little by little. Keep stirring to avoid bubble formation.
Step 5: Once the water is absorbed, add green cardamom and sugar for taste.
Step 6: Garnish with roasted nuts and serve warm.
You can also serve this will vanilla ice cream to your kids.
Caution: Avoid using unripe papaya during pregnancy. Ripe papayas are rich in vitamins and do not cause any harm to pregnant women. However, check with your gynecologist before consumption.