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Cheesy Blueberry Halwa

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Halwa is an Indian dessert recipe made with clarified butter, flours, fruits, nuts, and lentils; which has the consistency like a thick pudding. Cheesy blueberry halwa is prepared with semolina, blueberry, coconut, and cream cheese. This recipe is a little twist to regular suji halwa.

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What is Cheesy Blueberry Halwa?

Halwa is an Indian dessert recipe made with clarified butter, flours, fruits, nuts, and lentils; which has the consistency like a thick pudding. Cheesy blueberry halwa is prepared with semolina, blueberry, coconut, and cream cheese. This recipe is a little twist to regular suji halwa. Adding blueberries gives a nice purple color and gorgeous flavor, and adding milk and cheese gives it a nice rich and creamy texture. This recipe is well served hot, but it tastes wonderful even if it is served at the room temperature. Cheesy blueberry halwa is a must try recipe for all dessert lovers J

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Let’s learn to make cheesey blueberry halwa in easy to understand quick steps.

Heat clarified butter (ghee) in a pan. Add semolina to it, and roast on low heat till it turns golden brown. Now add desiccated coconut and sauté for 2 minutes.Add hot milk, and pureed blueberries.Let it cook for 5 minutes over medium heat.After that, add cream cheese and mix well. Cook for 5 more minutes.

Add sugar and cardamom powder. Stir continuously to prevent any lumps.Cook for 3-4 minutes or halwa dries. Remove cheesy blueberry halwa from heat. Garnish with cashew nuts and desiccated coconut. Serve hot. Enjoy!


Cheesy Blueberry Halwa [Recipe]

Cheesy blueberry halwa is prepared with semolina, blueberry, coconut, and cream cheese. This recipe is a little twist to regular suji halwa.
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Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
22 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Dessert Indian 4
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
280 calories 1 Serving

INGREDIENTS

Cheesy Blueberry Halwa:
  • 1/2 cup semolina (rava/suji)
  • 3 tablespoons clarified butter (ghee)
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 cups hot milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh cream cheese cheese
  • 5 tablespoons sugar, or as per taste
  • 1 cup pureed blueberries
  • 4 tablespoons nuts, chopped (cashew nuts, almonds, and pistachios)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder (elaichi powder)

INSTRUCTIONS:

How to Make Cheesy Blueberry Halwa:
  1. Heat clarified butter (ghee) in a pan. Add semolina to it, and roast on low heat till it turns golden brown.
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  2. Now add desiccated coconut and sauté for 2 minutes.
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  3. Add hot milk, and pureed blueberries.
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  4. Let it cook for 5 minutes over medium heat.
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  5. After that, add cream cheese and mix well. Cook for 5 more minutes.
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  6. Add sugar and cardamom powder. Stir continuously to prevent any lumps.
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  7. Cook for 3-4 minutes or halwa dries.
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  8. Remove cheesy blueberry halwa from heat.
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  9. Garnish with cashew nuts and desiccated coconut. Serve hot or warm. Enjoy!
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NOTES:

  1. To make the blueberry puree, simply add blueberries to a blender jar and blend until pureed.
  2. You can use both fresh and frozen blueberries for this halwa recipe.

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