August 20, 2007

Chocolate Bread Halwa

I made this as an afternoon dessert over the weekend. I wanted to have something fast and didn’t have the patience to prep anything. I used ingredients on hand. The end result was creamy and delicious Indian style chocolate pudding. I made it using whole grain white bread and low fat milk, to make it a little healthy.


Ingredients:
Bread – 4 slices
Milk – 1¼ cups, heated for 2 mins in the microwave
Sweetened Condensed milk – 3 tbsp
Sugar – 3 tbsp (more or less per taste)
Dark chocolate – 4 oz. chopped fine
Ghee (or butter) – 2 tbsp + 1 tsp
Cashews – 2 tbsp
Raisins – 2 tbsp
Elaichi – 1 tsp
Method:
  • Sauté cashews and raisins in 1 tsp ghee.
  • Cut and discard the brown part on the bread and chop each slice into 4-6 bite size pieces. Heat the remaining 2 tbsp ghee on medium low flame, shallow fry the bread pieces till nice and golden. Remove and keep aside.
  • Add both milk to the same pan. Add sugar; bring the mixture to a simmer on medium flame, mixing well till sugar dissolves.
  • Add the chopped chocolate, elaichi and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Slowly add fried bread slices, mix well. Cook for another 5 minutes. Garnish with fried cashews and raisins (and little bit of shaved white chocolate).

14 comments:

  1. Looks great. Do we add the milk to the same pan with left-over ghee?

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  2. Thanks Roopa.. Do try it and enjoy.

    Thanks Suganya. You can add the milk to the same pan, but after frying the bread, there is usually not much ghee left.

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  3. i'm a bread addict and chocolate addict. this recipe is tailor made for me. hugs and i'll let yo know if my pants stop fitting me after eating tonnes of this.

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  4. wow Pavani,nice twist with chocolate.My mom used to make bread halwa similarly

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  5. Pavani...that looks so wonderful...I love bread halwa so much...thanks for sharing your version..

    Srivalli
    www.cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com

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  6. hi ..nice recipie,is it not double-ka-meetha but with choc flavour??? will try for sure

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  7. you seemed to have changed your template.it looks good. the chocolate halwa looks killer. very tempting and nice.

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  8. When I first read the title of the post I am like.... bread and chocolate and halwa.... since when did all of these come together????

    I am going to try this soon!

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  9. Chocolate in bread halwa seems good to me!!! Good recipe..

    themistressofspices.wordpress.com

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  10. So easy and so good!
    When you are not in a mood to put in even these many efforts, try this... Take some milk, add sugar to it and crumble 1-2 slices of white bread in it. You can have it cold or a little warm.Tastes so good and satisfies the sweet cravings!

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  11. What a great recipe!I looooove chocolate and always have bread waiting to get stale!.How do you come up with a recipe like this??

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  12. Hi pavani, I too can keep raving about thai food forever!! so you try the pad thai and I'm gonna try this bread chocolate halwa!!

    great concept!

    -Mansi

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