Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha (Tomato Halwa) | How to make Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha (Tomato Halwa)

By Zeenath Amaanullah  |  12th Mar 2017  |  
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Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha (Tomato Halwa)by Zeenath Amaanullah
  • Prep Time

    25

    mins
  • Cook Time

    30

    mins
  • Serves

    5

    People

12

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About Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha (Tomato Halwa) Recipe

A long lost recipe from the Hyderabadi Cuisine, this one is sure to steal your hearts. Tomatoes in halwa, yes ! you have heard it right. This tantalizing refreshing halwa was the most common sight at the parties and special occasions much before during the Nizam's rule and even until late 70's. But later on it became a completely forgotten and a neglected one to say. The goodness of tomatoes combined with mawa, dry fruits and ghee or butter creates a sensational halwa that tickles your tastebuds. Happy Dessert Time Folks!

Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha (Tomato Halwa) is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha (Tomato Halwa) in your kitchen. This recipe requires 15 minutes for preparation and 12 minutes to cook. The Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha (Tomato Halwa) by Zeenath Amaanullah has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha (Tomato Halwa) at home without any difficulty. Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha (Tomato Halwa) is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha (Tomato Halwa) would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha (Tomato Halwa) this weekend. Share your Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha (Tomato Halwa) cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Zeenath Amaanullah for inputs. In case you have any queries for Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha (Tomato Halwa) you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Zeenath Amaanullah. You can also rate the Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha (Tomato Halwa) and give feedback.

Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha (Tomato Halwa)

Ingredients to make Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha (Tomato Halwa)

  • tomatoes 300gm (less tangy ones)
  • mawa 75 gm
  • sugar 60gm
  • Ghee or butter 80 gm
  • cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
  • For homemade mawa- 500 ml milk
  • Dry fruits of choice 1/4 cup
  • Beetroot paste (optional) 2 tbsp

How to make Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha (Tomato Halwa)

  1. First of all blanch the tomatoes in hot boiling water for 15-20 mins.
  2. Peel off the skin after it cools down and mash them well.
  3. In a deep non stick wok, make mawa by reducing the milk on high flame. Keep stirring all the while and scraping from the sides until a solid mass is obtained.
  4. In a pan, heat butter or ghee and add the mashed tomatoes, cardamom powder, sugar and the mawa.
  5. Keep stirring it well and the flame should be on medium high until the ghee starts leaving the sides of the pan and a nice aroma emanates in the kitchen. It should take about 25 to 30 mins. Add the food colour if desired at this point before switching off the flame. I did not use the colour. Also beetroot paste can be used to enhance the colour.
  6. Serve it well garnished with dry fruits of your choice. It tastes awesome when served chilled. However you can serve it warm also.

My Tip:

If making this halwa in small quantities, use homemade mawa, if not store bought one can be used for convenience.

Reviews for Hyderabadi Shahjahani Meetha (Tomato Halwa) (4)

Yasmeen Ahmeda year ago

Oh my God ! How breathtaking . :heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:
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Shashi Bhargava2 years ago

nice!
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sana Tungekar2 years ago

Awesome dear ! Sure be a lovely one
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Ridhima Mohil2 years ago

Nice recipe dear..loved it will surely try
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