Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)

Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa) is easy and quick to make traditional sweet arranged in three layers representing our National Flag. The top orange layer is made with nice bright orange carrots, middle white layer is made with coconut, bottom green layer is made green zucchini. All layers cooked separately with milk and milk powder and flavored with cardamom powder. All the layers are gluten free and can be enjoyed separately and also served by arranging in three different layers. This dessert does not uses any artificial colors and can be enjoyed warm or chilled and cut into pieces and serve. So go ahead and cook for your loved ones!!

I had made this halwa on to celebrate the Independence day. The tricolor in the dessert represents the different colour of tiranga (Indian Nation Flag – Saffron, White and Green).

You can cook this halwa on any festival or celebration. It is very quick to make. Zucchini can be replaced with grated bottle gourd and spinach puree. Use half quantity of milk if using 1/2 cup of spinach puree in the recipe.

Other tricolor recipe on the blog:

Tricolor Burfi With Milk Powder / Three Layer Burfi

Tricolour Pudding With Fresh Juice & Coconut Milk

Please do make this easy to make delicious recipe and share your feedback with me.

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Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)
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Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)

Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa) is easy and quick to make traditional sweet arranged in three layers representing our National Flag. The top orange layer is made with nice bright orange carrots, middle white layer is made with coconut, bottom green layer is made green zucchini. All layers cooked separately with milk and milk powder and flavored with cardamom powder. All the layers are gluten free and can be enjoyed separately and also served by arranging in three different layers. This dessert does not uses any artificial colors and can be enjoyed warm or chilled and cut into pieces and serve. So go ahead and cook for your loved ones!!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, festivalfood, glutenfree, sweet, upwaas (fast)
Cuisine Indian
Keyword breakfast, carrot, coconut, diwali, diwali sweet, ekaadashi, gluten free, independence day special, indiansweet, janmashthami, milk powder, navratri, quick and easy, tricolor sweet, upwaas (fast), vraat, zucchini
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 471kcal

Equipment

  • heavy flat bottom pan x 2
  • non stick pan
  • spatula x 3
  • deep plate
  • knife

Ingredients

Zucchini Halwa (Green layer)

  • 3 zucchini grated around 1 cup
  • 2 tsp ghee clarified butter
  • 1 cup milk I had used low fat milk
  • 1 cup milk powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar I had used raw sugar
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder elaichi

Coconut Halwa (white layer)

  • 1 cup desiccated coconut or fresh grated coconut
  • 2 tsp ghee clarified butter
  • 1 cup milk and a little more if the mixture looks dry. I had used low fat milk
  • 1 cup milk powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar I had used raw sugar
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder elaichi

Carrot Halwa (orange layer)

  • 2 carrot peeled and grated, or 1 cup
  • 2 tsp ghee clarified butter
  • 1 cup milk I had used low fat milk
  • 1 cup milk powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder elaichi

Assembling Halwa

  • 1 tsp ghee to grease the plate in which halwa needs to be set

Instructions

Zucchini Halwa (Green layer)

  • Heat 1 tsp ghee in a pan on medium heat.
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)
  • Add grated zucchini and saute it on medium heat for 4-5 minutes.
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)
  • The zucchini is shrinked and become soften.
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)
  • Add milk and mix well.
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)
  • Bring the milk to boil and cook till milk reduces to 3/4th on medium heat stirring continuously.
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)
  • Once the milk is reduced add milk powder and mix well on medium heat stirring continuously.
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)
  • The milk powder is mixed well and mixture is dried after 3-4 minutes. Add sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well . The mixture will become runny again as the sugar melts. Cook on medium heat till the moisture reduces.
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)
  • As the moisture reduces, add remaining 1 tsp of ghee and stir well .
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)
  • Cook till the mixture comes together and leaves the edges of the pan. The zucchini halwa is ready.
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)
  • Remove the zucchini halwa in the bowl. Sprinkle some cardamom powder and serve .
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)

Coconut Halwa (white layer)

  • Heat 1 tsp ghee in a non stick pan or wash the above heavy bottom pan and use it.
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)
  • Add desiccated coconut and mix well. Roast on medium heat on 1 minute.
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)
  • Add milk in it. Stir for couple of minutes on medium heat. The milk will be absorbed quickly by the coconut. (If using fresh coconut then it will take time to cook and reduce the moisture). Add more milk if you feel the mixture looks dry.
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)
  • Once the milk is absorbed well add milk powder and mix well and cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)
  • Add sugar. The mixture will become runny again as the sugar dissolves. Cook for couple of minutes more on medium heat to dry the water from sugar.
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)
  • Once the water is reduced , add cardamom powder and ghee. Cook on medium heat for couple more minutes.
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)
  • The moisture will be reduced and come together and leave the pan. The coconut halwa is ready.
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)
  • Remove in a bowl. Sprinkle some cardamom powder and serve.
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)

Carrot Halwa (orange layer)

  • Follow the same instructions as to make the zucchini halwa. Replace zucchini with carrot and follow the same instructions. (I was in hurry and hence could not take pictures of the step. I had already shared with you the recipe of making gajar ka halwa earlier).

Assembling Halwa

  • Grease the plate or tray or tin with ghee in which you need to set the halwa. Take zucchini halwa and spread it in the above quarter as shown.
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)
  • Then spread carrot halwa on the bottom on the plate as shown.
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)
  • Put the coconut halwa in the center as shown. Smoothen the surface with greased hands or spoon. Let the halwa set for 30 minutes.
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)
  • The tricolor halwa is ready. Cut into pieces and serve. You can serve it warm or chill it in fridge and serve chilled.
    Tricolor Halwa (Carrot Halwa, Coconut Halwa, Zucchini Halwa)

Nutrition

Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 1089mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 3330IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 572mg | Iron: 1mg

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