Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thirattupal or Milk Halwa with Ricotta Cheese & Apple

As you keep reading my blogs you will conclude that I have a sweet tooth and one that is too strong...:-)) I am crazy about sweets from childhood though I would say my craving for sweets has come down to a very large extent in the recent years! Thanks to consciousness about health and fitness.

But if someone places a plate of sweets in front of me and expects me to behave like a Sage....sorry...am not in for that game! Well, this time around no one gave me a platter of sweets but my fridge presented itself with all the leftovers I needed to satiate my cravings:-)

It had the left over ricotta cheese from my Lasagna evening, left over condensed milk from krishna jayanthi day, left over 3/4 of an apple...now that is not strange in our house! As I have mentioned in my earlier post on the Apple milkshake ....this is truly a forbidden fruit..;-) and ofcourse there was this exactly half stick of butter too....that was some coincidence! The outcome of all these leftovers was this supper yummy "thiratupal" or "milk halwa" which I would say is now hardly left over....

Now, this recipe I know is all over the net and I have made it myself a couple of times before but not with Apples! That was quite an idea! I simply wanted to use the left over apple and decided to grate it in and the result was this super yummy and perfectly coloured halwa! Ofcourse I made it in the microwave....

Ingredients:
(alter proportions as needed...below is all what I had & used up:-))

- 3/4 of 15oz pack Ricotta Cheese
- 1/3 of 14oz tin of sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 stick of unsalted butter approx 4 tbsp
- 3/4 apple, skin peeled & grated
- 6 tbsp of sugar - powdered
- 2 tbsp milk, i used 1%

Prep time: 5 mins                     Cook time: 30 mins

- In a microwave safe  bowl, add the ricotta cheese, butter, grated apple and condensed milk.
- Warm the milk and pour it in the condensed milk tin. Milk is mainly to get all of the condensed milk from the tin:-)!
Apple changes to this caramel colour the instant you grate them
- Place it in the microwave and heat for 3 minutes. At the end of 3 minutes, remove the bowl, mix all ingredients together. Now, add the powdered sugar to this and mix well.
End of 1st 3 minutes of heating
- Place the bowl in the microwave and heat for a further 3 to 4 minutes. Keep checking so that the mix does not spill out.
At the end of 8 minutes
- Every 4 minutes, stop heating and stir up the bowl to ensure the sweet gets cooked evenly.
At the end of 15 minutes
- The sweet is ready once the ingredients come together and all the butter and milk gets absorbed well.
- It took me about 21 minutes to finish up! This time might vary depending on your microwave. So, pls use your judgement.
At the end of 21 minutes....Done!
- The addition of apples gives a very nice colour and flavour to this halwa. You could add some coarsely ground dates too for additional taste and colour!


This recipe is participating in ABC Series - A for Apple being hosted by Ramya..




Sending the recipe to Friday Potluck at Show and Tell by Vatsala



20 comments:

  1. lovely dessert..would you like to link this to my apple event?
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  2. ofcourse Ramya...thanks for that...i actually wanted to link it but was wondering who was hosting....thx a bunch...will do it!

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  3. thiratupal looks lovely hyma, I used to use condensed milk only, nice idea!!

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  4. Halwa with apple very interesting & yummy.

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  5. Hi Hyma,This is my first time in ur luvly space full of yummy recipes.This thirattupaal Apple Halwa luks divinely delicious.Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love this dessert.. sounds so yummy.. I have a huge sweet tooth too..

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  8. First time here....

    yummy dessert.....

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  9. Guess the addition of apples did the curdling job. Good idea.

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  10. Looks yum ..love these too ...

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  11. yummy dessert. seems quite easy in microwave..

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  12. Thanks so much all of you for all the wonderful comments and links!
    @Jay....the ricotta cheese gives u the curdling in the halwa..apple i feel has added to the colour:-)

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  13. Wowww Yummmm!!!!!
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  14. OMG!!! What an absolutely delicious & irresistible halwa!!!
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  15. wow... delicious.. would love to try this.. You have a beautiful blog very yummy recipes. loved it :)

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  16. please collect participation award from my blog
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  17. Ramya...pls scroll down and check...its already taken and posted:-)

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  18. Delicious addition of apple to palkova and a twist to the traditional taste :) I will try it too, next time...

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