Apple Boondi Halwa

Well few days ago one of my fellow blogger, Jolly suggested to start a event based upon alphabet. The idea is basically to prepare a dish whose main ingredient starts with the chosen alphabet. So finally the event ‘A to Z Recipe Challenge‘ is started and this is the first month with the first alphabet A. From childhood, we all have grown with the saying that A for Apple, B for Ball 😉 Jokes apart, for me also always A means A for Apple. So I chose the main ingredient as APPLE.

There is an old saying you all might know as ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Actually this is absolutely true 😊 This fruit has a striking color and a rosy aroma as it belongs to the rose family of plants, Rosaceae. Since apples are stuffed with numerous vitamins and minerals, it contributes to a healthy and well-protected system. Apples contain plenty of antioxidants like flavonoids, polyphenols, and vitamin C that help protect the body against harmful bacteria and viruses. While berries usually get most of the credit when it comes to supplying antioxidants, apples are a close runner-up 😊 There are a huge health benefits one can get from this fruit like

  • great source of cancer fighting antioxidants
  • good for diabetics and blood sugar regulation
  • high in fiber
  • a good source of vitamin C
  • can help in weight loss
  • a great immunity booster
  • neutralize irritable bowel syndrome
  • helps in preventing Cataract
  • aid blood circulation
  • act as a great anti-aging mask etc.

So I have come with a very simple dessert using this so nutritious fruit apple as Apple Boondi Halwa. Halwa means a sweet thick Indian dessert basically prepared using milk, ghee and sugar as the main ingredient mostly during festivals. But here I have not used any milk. Simply cook the grated apple in ghee, sugar and some flavor like cinnamon and cardamom and finally I have added some ready-made crumbled boondi ladoo ( round fried gram flour balls like pearls first soaked into sugar syrup, then flavored with edible camphor, cloves and cardamon, finally shaped into balls ). Finally I just sprinkle some chopped almonds while serving, but any dry-fruits of choice can be added while cooking the halwa too. The whole process is so simple yet tastes so delicious and healthy too. And kids will definitely love this lip smacking dessert. This apple boondi halwa is so perfect dish to prepare during festivals as well as a healthy after-school tiffin ideas for kids.

So do try this delicious Apple Boondi Halwa. If you tried my recipe and enjoyed fully, then please share some pictures of your creation with me. Also give your valuable feedback either in the comment box below or tag me as #firsttimercook on Instagram. You may also follow me on FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+Instagram and can subscribe for free to get new recipes directly into your inbox 😊

Preparation Time : 15 mins  |  Cooking Time : 25 mins 

Ingredients :        




5 no

Boondi ladoo

1-2 no

Granulated sugar

¼ cup

Cinnamon powder

1 tsp

Cardamom powder

½ tsp


2 tbsp

Method :

  1. Wash and peel all the apples first.
  2. Core, dice each peeled apple and finally grate them.
  3. Heat ghee in a pan.
  4. Add in grated apple and fry for 5 minutes stirring in between over medium heat.
  5. Now add granulated sugar and mix everything well.
  6. Cook again till whole mixture starts to thicken.
  7. Add cardamom powder, cinnamon powder and mix again well.
  8. Cook for 1 minute more and then turn off heat.
  9. Add the crumbled ladoo and mix well again.
  10. Transfer to serving bowl, sprinkle some finely chopped almonds and serve warm or cold !

Notes :

  • Since the ladoos are ready made hence these are already sweet. So add sugar accordingly.
  • Instead of grated apple, finely chopped apple also can be used.

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  1. Aruna

    How delighted people will be when they have a spoon of this halwa and then taste all the flavours in there!

  2. Nisa@FlavourDiary

    loved the twist to regular apple halwa…and loved different texture and flavours in it…yum

  3. Priya Suresh

    Wow, extremely delicious halwa, feel like finishing that bowl. Absolutely irresistible.

  4. JollyHomemadeRecipes

    This is so nice recipe with apple and boondi ladoo, I am drooling. Absolutely awesome share.. thanks for mentioning my name on your post and glad you liked the theme and part of it😊👍🏻


    Susmita as I said – Tussi Chaa Gaye dear!What an innovative combo of ingredients!

  6. Vidya Narayan

    Loved the addition of boondis .. seriously good thought Sasmita. Loved the halwa, looks rich and decadent and will be a hit at dinner parties or festivals too. Great share and glad you are a part.

  7. Lathiya

    You came up with mind-blowing innovative idea….Halwa looks scrumptious..

  8. Mayuri Patel

    Serving apple halwa with boondi is very innovative. Lovely dessert.Something different.

  9. mildly indian

    Simple and effective recipe and perfect for an afterschool snack. I love the way you can use up that last boondi ladoo and stretch it a bit more…

  10. Jyoti Babel

    Yes, A for apple and what an apt recipe! I never thought of combining apple and boondi laddoo…

  11. jayashree

    Lovely halwa, looks delicious. Thats a good idea to add some boondi into it.

  12. Culinary Adventuress Piyali Sekhar Mutha
    Culinary Adventuress Piyali Sekhar Mutha

    Good luck for the A to Z challenge. I will look forward to all your super creative, yumminess overloaded dishes. This one is supremely creative & totally decadent. A nouvelle dish which has already taken my taste buds into a carnival of flavours.

  13. Geetha Priyanka

    Wow!!! This is such a super creative dish,an apt dish to try for this festive season.

  14. Shobha

    Innovative recipe .. looks so delicious. one can never imagine using a fruit and sweet together.

  15. Lata Lala

    Wow what a lovely idea to use apples this way. I am sure flavours and texture of the dish must have gone a notch higher.

  16. Poonam Bachhav

    This is such an innovative share Sasmita ! Can imagine how delectable the halwa must have tasted !

  17. Vanitha

    Wow dear!! What a great way to use up those extra ladoos which no one wants to eat! With fall season and lots of apples, a right time to try this; such an innovative dish! Fabulous share dear!

  18. Freda

    Oh yum! Apple boondi halwa looks super tempting! How I wish I could have some off the screen right away 😀

  19. Praneetha

    Wow Sasmita, what a lovely twist to the usual apple halwa. I'm really excited to give this a try to know how boondi would taste in this. I'm sure it would be great though. 🙂 Next time when I get boondi ladoos, I will remember to try this.

  20. Archana

    Wow Sasmita!!! This is an amazing halwa. Will taste yummy.

  21. Pavani

    Wow, sounds very interesting recipe and the halwa looks so tempting. Lovely colour.

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