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Sabudana Apple Halwa | (Sago + Apple + Awesome)

by Pradeep Mamgain
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Sabudana Apple Halwa is a rich pudding with sago/tapioca Pearls, apple, and dried fruits. Sabudana halwa is super easy to prepare and tastes awesome. This gluten-free recipe is very popular among Indians, especially during the Navratri festival.

Sabudana Apple Halwa | (Sago + Apple + Awesome)

Making this halwa is really fun and it is an excellent and delicious recipe for fasting. It is a good supplement to have during the Navratri festival in the form of Sabudana Khichdi, thalipeeth, vada, pakoda, and kheer.

One of the main reasons sabudana is cooked during fasting on Navratri is that it loads you with instant push of energy. It is gluten-free and non-allergic, and prevent digestion issues. It has a decent amount of potassium that helps in keeping the blood pressure levels in check. Also, it is very low in cholesterol. The protein in Sago pearls helps in muscle growth.

How to make sabudana apple halwa

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  1. Wash sabudana 2-3 times, set aside
  2. Roast nuts, set aside.
  3. Add water in the Kadai and then add cardamoms. Next, add sugar and dissolve it to make the sugar syrup.
  4. Add food color and cubed apples.
  5. Stir until the mixture starts separating from the pan.
  6. Add coconut, clarified butter, basil leaves, and kewda water. Combine all.
  7. Grease a tin and transfer halwa in it. Now, steam for 15 minutes.

Ingredients

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  • sago (buy a good quality branded sago pearls)
  • apple (buy apples that are sweet in taste, if you like, you can use tangy apples)
  • clarified butter (for frying and greasing)
  • nuts (almond and cashew nuts)
  • green cardamom, basil leaves, coconut, and kewda water (for flavor)
  • sugar

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A Few Final Thoughts

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  • Substitutions: Use beetroot extract if you don’t want to use the food color. Sugar can be replaced with jaggery.
  • Optional: Optionally, you can also add khoya to it. Khoya can be replaced with milk and milk powder combination.
  • To make this halwa, you don’t need to soak sago pearls beforehand. You just have to wash them well.
  • Wash sago pearls well before adding to get rid of the starch.
  • To speed up the cooking process, sabudana can be pressure cooked with milk.
  • You can also make a paste of sago pearls before adding them.
Sabudana Apple Halwa | (Sago + Apple + Awesome)

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Sabudana Apple Halwa | (Sago + Apple + Awesome)

Pradeep Mamgain
Sabudana Apple Halwa recipe is a rich pudding with Sago/Tapioca Pearls, apple, and dried fruits. Sabudana halwa is super easy to prepare and tastes awesome.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Fasting
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 People
Calories 313 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 16 grams clarified butter (ghee) 1 tbsp
  • 20 grams almond chopped
  • 16 grams cashew nut chopped
  • 5 pcs green cardamom crushed
  • 110 grams sugar ½ cup
  • 180 grams sago 1 cup
  • 100 grams apple cubed
  • 10 grams coconut 2 tbsp | grated
  • 5 pcs basil leaves
  • 15 ml kewda water 1 tbsp
  • 375 ml water 1.5 cup
  • 0.4 gram food color tsp | saffron

Instructions
 

  • Clean 180 g sabudana 3-4 times under running water.
  • Heat 8 g clarified butter in a Kadai and then add 20 g chopped almonds and 16 g cashew nuts. Stir fry them until they become light brown. Set aside.
  • Pour in 375 ml water in Kadai and then add crushed cardamom. Now, pour in 110 g sugar. Mix well to dissolve the sugar.
  • Add sabudana and then continuously stir until the mixture becomes thick.
  • Add 0.4 g saffron food color and mix well. Add 100 g cubed apple and then cook for two minutes.
  • Keep stirring until the mixture separates from the pan. Add 10 g grated coconut, roasted nuts, 8 g clarified butter, basil leaves, and 15 ml kewda water. Mix well to combine all ingredients.
  • Grease a cake tin and transfer halwa into it. Tap pan 2-3 times to set the halwa in the tin.
  • Boil water in a steamer or kadaai. Put pan inside the Kadai and steam for 15 minutes.

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Notes

  • Substitutions: Use beetroot extract if you don’t want to use the food color. Sugar can be replaced with jaggery.
  • Optional: Optionally, you can also add khoya to it. Khoya can be replaced with milk and milk powder combination.
  • To make this halwa, you don’t need to soak sago pearls beforehand. You just have to wash them well.
  • Wash sago pearls well before adding to get rid of the starch.
  • To speed up the cooking process, sabudana can be pressure cooked with milk.
  • You can also make a paste of sago pearls before adding them.
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