Thakkali Alwa: Tomato Halwa

thakkali alwa

Thakkali Alwa or Tomato Halwa is a thick dessert made with tomatoes and apples that has a very distinctive taste- tart and sweet. Although the original recipe calls for only tomatoes, we are adding a bit of coconut to it too for a more rounded taste!

Thakkali Alwa: Tomato Halwa


  • Butter: 2tbsp
  • Tomatoes: 3, pureed
  • Coconut: ½ cup
  • Sugar: ¾ th cup
  • Cardamom powder- ¼ th tsp


  • In a pan heat butter. To it add coconut and stir for sometime. Now add tomato puree, sugar and cardamom powder.
  • Let it boil and after about 15 minutes of high, let it cook on low for about 20-25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes until it thickens.
  • Cool and serve!


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