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matar halwa peas coconut recipe
Happy Sweet Seventy Independence Day to all my friends and family from India. On this day 70 years back India got independence from british with lot of struggles, sacrifices and hurdles. In Spite of having different region,religions, cultures being together makes India great and being Indian feels us proud.
Indian National Flag is Known as Tiranga means Tricoloured. Horizontal strips of Orange(saffron) on top,then white and green at the bottom.On white band a navy blue wheel with 24 spokes is placed in the middle called dharma chakra(wheel of law).Each colour on the flag has its own significance, Safforn for courage and sacrifice, White for peace and purity and Finally green for faith and chivalry.
Our foodie monday team has decided to share each colour among ourself and share some indian recipe with that colour. And i got green colour to share.Without much thinking i decided to make halwa out of green peas. I love making halwas with different veggies and fruits like tomato(tamatar ka halwa), Sweet Corn, Dry Apricot (Khubani Ka Meetha) and on on. 
Enjoy the video for little help

Level: Easy
Total time: 40-50 mins

1 cup:250 ml
1 tablespoon: 15ml
1 teaspoon:5ml


Frozen/Fresh Peas: 1 1/2 cup ( i used frozen peas)
Dessicated Coconut: 1/2 cup
Milk: 1 cup
Sugar:1/4th cup (to taste)
Ghee/Butter: 1 tablespoon
Cardamom powder: 1 generous pinch
Cashews chopped : 1/8th cup (optional)


In a pan add peas and 1/2 cup water and cook covered until peas are cooked. (for frozen peas approx takes 5mins and fresh approx 10mins).
Drain the water and let it cool and blend it to smooth paste.
In a wide pan add ghee and peas paste and fry until it all water is absorbed.
Now add milk to peas mixture and cook until milk becomes 1/3rd. 
Now add sugar, dessicated coconut and chopped cashews and cook until desired consistency. Enjoy it hot or cold

You can use any dairy free milk instead of full fat milk to make it dairy free version.

 Peas Coconut Halwa is going to be part of  53 #foodiemonday #tricolourteamrecipes #indiansweets #bloghop recipes

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  1. Lovely dish.. Really innovative! :)

  2. Love the spirit bend this dish and that's why it looks so beautiful and I know it tastes awesome also

  3. Interesting recipe share Nisa! Bookmarking and trying soon for the sweet loving family. Happy Independence Day to you too dear in advance!

  4. Wonderful Nisa. Loved it. Amazing colour. Happy Independence Day 😊

  5. Love the innovative halwa Nisa. Using peas for halwa, I would never have thought of it. You always think out of the box.

  6. What a wow share Nisa...very innovative and I love the click too.


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