Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha (Tamatar Ka Halwa) | Hyderabadi Cuisine | Flavour Diary |How to make Halwa recipe

Today's recipe is one of the rarest and hidden recipe from Hyderabadi Cuisine and its called as Shahjahani Meetha. An unusual Halwa recipe which is made using tomatoes...yes you read it right it's made with less tangy tomatoes or salad tomatoes and milk. This halwa/Meetha is super easy, made with few ingredients and delicious and have all the goodness of milk and its is best for kids.
It's easy to make if you have readymade Mawa/Khoya or just make it at home just like i did, if you are serving for few people. I recommend you to use store bought mawa if you are preparing in larger quantities as it takes huge lot of time to prepare huge quantity of mawa. 
Surprise your guests and let keep them guessing of what this halwa made of. And of course you can enjoy making it during fasting days and enjoy it after you break the fast.
You may also be interested in other unusual halwa recipes 
Coconut Moong Dal Halwa Truffle
Sweet Corn Halwa
Here are few health Benefits of Tomatoes:
As tomato contains large amount of lycopene, an antioxidant which is highly effective in fighting cancer. Tomato helps in reducing blood cholesterol, which in turn prevent heart diseases. It is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. It is natural antiseptic hence it help protect against infections.

Level: Easy
total Time: 30 mins
Serves: 2


Salad Tomatoes: 300gms (less tangy tomatoes)
Full Fat Milk: 500ml ( or use 75gm mawa)
Sugar: 50gms
Cardamom powder: 1/8 teaspoon or a pinch
Red Colour: 1/8 teaspoon(optional)

Making Mawa/khoya:
In a wide nonstick pan add milk to boil and keep stirring and scrape the edges until you get thick consistency dough just like in picture.Make sure the heat is high and you stir continuously. And your Mawa is ready in 15 mins.

Making Meetha/Halwa:
While your mawa is getting ready, on other stove take a pan add tomatoes and water and cook on high flame until tomatoes are cooked,approximately it takes 7-8 mins .(I mean simply blanch tomatoes). 
Drain water and peel the tomatoes skin off. Mash the tomatoes using potato masher or with spoon.
Now in a pan add mashed tomatoes and cook until the water is gone and then add sugar,red food colour, cardamom powder. Once sugar melts cook for 2 more minutes and then add prepared Kova/Mawa and cook for more 4 to 5 mins. Now your shahjahani meetha is done...serve with chopped dry fruits.

The whole process of making shahjahani meetha/halwa. is done on high flame and your supervision is always required.
Make use of salad tomatoes or less sour tomatoes for making this halwa otherwise you will end up with tangy sweet halwa meetha.
If you are using store bought mawa then skip the steps under making of mawa. 

You might be interested in other hyderabadi recipes
Khubani Ka Meetha
Hyderabadi Mutton Tahari

Hyderabadi Chicken Haleem
Wanna try....let set go....
Shahjahani Meetha is going to be part of #foodiemonday #navaratrirecipe #navaratrispecial #bloghop recipes


  1. Seriously halwa with tomato? I can't imagine it, but if it's there, it's there... really interesting! This is a good share...

  2. You never cease to surprise me ..love this rarest and hidden recipe from Hyderabadi Cuisine

  3. Never thought halwa can be made with tomatoes...simply amazing

  4. Our Hyderabadi cuisine expert! Big hug to you! Such precious recipes you have! Tomatoes and milk wow! Those decorative petals made of almonds(if I am not mistaken) gave the Halwa a royal look. <3 <3

    1. thank you dear for the compliment. you caught it right,those are almond flakes decoration

  5. Awesome share Nisa. Tomato halwa never heard. And it looks super yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Wow, never thought of using tomato in halwa. Love the idea!

  7. Sounds pretty interesting to me:) lovely share by The great chef, Nisa😍

    1. thank you for the compliment...thank you dear

  8. Nisa...awesome share ..never imagined of tamatar ka halwa..bookmarked it.

  9. Never ever heard about this halwa!!! You have nailed it Nisa!!!! Awesome share!!!


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