I had a can of mango pulp (from Indian store) and was inspired by RedChillies’ banana halwa to prepare mango halwa. I was not sure how it would come out or how it would taste but to my surprise I was able to get perfect pieces and it tasted like the mango bars (aam papad) which we get in India. This halwa can be prepared using just two ingredients, mango pulp and very little ghee. No need to add extra sugar because the pulp is already very sweet.
Prep time: 15 Mins
Cook time: 45 Mins
Yields: 4-5 Perfect Squares & Some Small Pieces
Whip up this delicious no bake mango bars (halwa) using store bought mango pulp.
- 2 and 3/4 cups Mango Pulp
- 1 tablespoon Ghee
- In a heavy bottom vessel (I used a small pressure cooker) add the ghee and when it is hot add the mango pulp.
- Keep stirring the mixture every 10-15 minutes so that it does not stick to the vessel.
- The mixture will reduce in quantity, there will be a change in color and after 45 minutes transfer this mixture to a greased (with very little ghee) plate. I used 2 and 3/4 cups of pulp and it cooked down to 3/4ths of a cup approximately. So a very small plate is enough.
- I left the plate undisturbed for one more hour and then tried cutting it into pieces and it came out perfectly. Garnish it with nuts of your choice.
- After cooking the sweet I googled Mango Halwa and found that it can be done even more quickly in a microwave oven. A couple of food bloggers have done it but nobody has sliced it. So I’m going to try that the next time.
- I have an electric range so it has taken about 45-50 minutes for me. I think if cooked in a gas stove it should only take half the time.
- You could use the entire can of mango pulp too, it will measure abut 3 and 1/2 cups. I reserved the balance to make mango milk shake and tofu-mango pudding. If you use the entire can, you would have to cook it for couple more minutes.
This mango halwa goes to Srivalli’s Mithai Mela.