11 Mar 2015

600 th Post - Paruthi Paal Halwa

Recipe :

Traditional Paruthi Pal Halwa | Healthy Cotton Seeds Milk Halwa !

Prep Time: 8 hours soaking time
Cook time: 1 Hour
Recipe Cuisine: Tamilnadu, Indian
Recipe Category: Dessert
Yield: 1 and 1/2 cup

Ingredients :

Paruthi Vithai \ Cotton Seeds - 2 cups
Karuppatti \ Palm Jaggery - 2 no (medium size)
Cashews - 1/4 cup
Coconut Oil - 1/2 cup
Crushed Cardamom - 2 nos

Method :

Preparation :

  • Wash the paruthi vithai \ cotton seeds for 3 to 4times to remove the impurities.
  • Then soak it for overnight or 8hours. (Image 1)

Steps To Make the Paruthi Paal \ Cotton Seeds Milk (raw) :

  • Grind the soaked paruthi vithai \ cotton seeds with 2 cups of water into paste. (Image 2 and 3)
  • Extract the paruthi paal \ cotton seeds milk using metal sieve. (Image 4 and 5)
  • Again grind the paruthi solids with 2 cups of water, extract the milk, continue to do until you have dry paruthi solids \ cotton seeds solids. (Image 6)

Steps To Make The Paruthi Paal Halwa :

  • Make the karuppati \ palm jaggery syrup with 3/4 cup of water and keep aside. (Image 7)
  • Roast the cashews in the hot coconut oil and keep aside. (Image 8)
  • To make the paruthi paal halwa \ cotton seeds milk halwa, heat the prepared paruthi paal \ cotton seeds milk in a heavy bottom kadhai. (Image 9)
  • Bring to boil, reduce the flame and stir continuously to avoid burnt at the bottom. (Image 9 and 10) (it looks curdle)
  • When the paruthi paal mixture is reduced into 3/4 quantity (almost half an hour), add in the filtered karupatti \ palm jaggery syrup, mix well and continue stirring. (Image 11 and 12)
  • If the mixture is becomes too thick and reached the halwa consistency means, add the coconut oil little by little and mix well and cook until the mixture turns into dark color. (Image 13 and 14)
  • Add in the cardamom and roasted cashews, one by one, mix well and remove from the flame. (Image 16)
  • Cool little and ready to serve.
Related Paruthi \ Cotton Seeds Recipes : Paruthi Paal \ Cotton seeds milk


MGB said...

Kalai Akka,
I think you forget to add your ingredients list : Rice powder.
Bcz w/o rice powder you will not get this consistency , Bcz i tried...& Tired..
Finally after add rice powder only i got tasty Paruthi Pal Halwa..


Hi MGB, for pure paruthi paal halwa, rice powder is not required. Actually paruthi vithai contains paruthi paruppu inside, also use metal sieve to extract the raw paruthi pal then you get thicker mixture with some paruthi paruppu and its helps to act thickening agent.

See the image number 9 and 10, you can see that the paruthi paal is tends to like curdle because of paruthi paruppu only. I'm not added any rice powder and by continuous cooking you will definitely get halwa.

Rice powder is also helps to thicken the halwa mixture, but the texture and taste will vary. I'm already posted paruthi halwa with rice powder refer http://www.kalaiscookingrecipes.com/2015/10/paruthi-paal-halwa-cotton-seeds-milk-halwa.html.

Thank You very much for your valuable feedback.

Nafisa said...

Hi mam , i want to know the colour of raw cotton seed milk...once i had this halwa in an restaurant. .then i searched for the same. .i got it from u...i soaked the seed for 12hrs...so the colour of raw milk s dark green. .shall i proceed with this
Let me know mam.,


Hi Nafisa mam, its greenish colour only and not dark green.
For that please check this link, YouTube Paruthi Pal - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZwyHJASgzo in that I showed raw paruthi pal. Thank U.
Subscribe into YouTube channel, also try and share ur feedback.

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