Microwave Apple Halwa with Almonds and Chia

Do you love to go apple picking or love to pick them at the store? No matter where you get your apples, this quick and easy recipe is perfect for the fall season!

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Microwave Apple Halwa
#Quick and #easy #recipe for #apple #halwa, an #Indian #dessert with #cardamom, #almonds, #saffron and #chia seed
Apple Halwa for 2

I love the smell of fresh apples in the orchards, and easily get carried away. Once home with all the apples, I start thinking of various recipes to use them in. That is when I thought of making apple halwa that could go with the meal or could be served as dessert.

Growing up in India the traditional meals had the sweet was served as part of the meal. There were specific sweets that were made for each festival. But on other days there was something sweet that went well with the chapatti or puri like a quick halwa made with ripe bananas. That banana halwa laced with cardamom was my favorite.

So I decided to make apple halwa with almonds, cardamom and saffron. I thought of adding the chia seed powder for its health benefits and it also helps absorb the extra moisture in the mixture.

For this easy microwave recipe, I combined all ingredients. I used 3 tablespoons sugar, but you can use honey or agave too. The amount of sweetener will depend on the type of sweetener used and the sweetness of the apples. I used red delicious apples because I had those on hand.

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Step1- combine all ingredients

Microwaved for 5 minutes. Stirred and microwaved again for 5 minutes! That is it!

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Apple Halwa ready in 10 minutes

This is a halwa that I can enjoy warm with my chapati or eat it warm or cool as a dessert.

Microwave Apple Halwa with Almonds and Chia

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients –

  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and grated
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ghee (optional)
  • 4 green cardamom pods, peeled and seeds ground
  • 8 almonds, ground into powder
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon white chia seed powder

To make the Apple Halwa-

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine all the ingredients and microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir well and microwave for another 5 minutes.
  3. Serve it warm or cool.

Tip-

  • Peel, core and grate the apples when you are ready to make the halwa so they don’t turn too brown.
  • For the apple roses, I brushed thin slices of apple with a mixture of 1 tablespoon apricot jelly and ½ teaspoon lime juice microwaved for 20 seconds.

Enjoy the fall season with this yummy Apple Halwa!

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44 Comments Add yours

  1. The halwa is just beautiful as are those gorgeous roses made from apple. Artistically presented, love the photo’s

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Suzanne, thank you so much for your kind words and especially my photos. I am trying to improve my photography skills but it is not easy:)

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  2. Very impressive rose you made with the apple! Would love to see a tutorial on how you put it together.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Greg. It is really easy to make.

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  3. Lovely presentation and looks delicious 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much!

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  4. Antonia says:

    I just love your presentation and especially the apple rose! Looks yummy 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Antonia!

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  5. Lovely recipe and I absolutely loved the apple rose 🌹

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much! I appreciate the kind words.

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  6. Quick and instant halwa are always welcoming:-)

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    1. Sandhya says:

      I know, right? I loved how this no fuss recipe worked! Thanks !

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  7. Loretta says:

    What a quick, easy and delicious halwa Sandhya. So beautifully presented too. You make so many gorgeous dishes in your microwave and they look simply amazing! Like everyone else, love your apple rosettes and the form of your halwa. Well done, this is tantalizing my taste buds 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you my dear friend! I was happy my experiment for this no fuss halwa worked so well. I like easy recipes:)

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  8. skd says:

    This must be the easiest halwa on earth. You make it so simple Sandhya. Couldn’t take my eyes off the apple rose carved so beautifully.Excellent job my friend 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      You are so kind Ana! Thank you so much.

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  9. Gloria says:

    very impressive indeed! u lifted the humble halwa to extremely new level. loved it.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words!

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    2. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words!
      I loved the fish curry you have posted. I was drooling reading about it! Yummy!

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      1. Gloria says:

        oh dear, just read the message now. You are welcome home anytime if you are in Netherlands.

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      2. Sandhya says:

        🙂

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  10. tempting.. and that Apple Rose took my heart. Well done

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Ruchi! You are so sweet.

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  11. I love the smell of apple orchards too! This sounds really nice!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Lynn. It is an easy but yummy dessert.

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  12. reocochran says:

    Apples, almonds and Chia for health. This would be a sweet treat, Sandhya.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Robin!

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  13. Dustytoes says:

    Your recipes are so interesting, and the photos are perfect! I have pinned this to my “Fall Apple Eats” board at Pinterest. I love the idea of grinding almonds to add to cooked apples. The “roses” are so pretty!

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  14. Shobha says:

    All ur recipes looks yumm!!! 🙂 I will try this apple halwa for sure 😉

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much,Shobha! I appreciate your kind words a lot!

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  15. You have lovely recipes. I stumbled on this webpage of yours. Will sure try some of them.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much! Do let me know how you like them.
      You have an awesome blog too!

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      1. Thankyou dear. Keep cooking. Will try and let you know.

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  16. Fareeha says:

    Wow, this looks super delicious and yummy.. and microwaving it is the icing of the cake.. love this recipe

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Fareeha! Yes it is a quick recipe ,thanks to microwave cooking.

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  17. This Halwa sounds absolutely divine. I loved the apple roses too.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Deepika!

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  18. Zahra says:

    Oh wow! Thats such a cool and unique recipe. Halwa with apples! I can honestly say I have never heard of it! 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Zahra. I ha dnot heard of it until I made it either:) Thank you so much for your sweet comment. It does taste great!

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  19. I’ve always wanted to try halwa and this sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful and quick recipe:)

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Do let me know how you like it.

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  20. Anne Murphy says:

    I’d only ever had carrot halwa – this sounds delicious – and so easy! I have to try it.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Anne. I hope you like it.

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