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Guava Halva(good for vit.C)

An excellent source of Vitamin C

Recipe by davinder of dingmannsferry, US

In this season when guavas are available in plenty, the fruit is considered a sweet treat by Indians.It is used to treat sore throats, vertigo, stomach upsets and vomitting. The decoction is used as a cure for diarrhoea, and is also used to topically cure ulcers, wounds and skin sores.Its flower is mashed and applied to treat painful eye conditions like sun strain and conjunctivitis.The fruit can be had as it is or in the form of jellies, jams and juice. Check out some recipes made with guava.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 6 Guavas,big
    • 1 cup Sugar
    • 1 cup Milk
    • 4 tbsp Ghee


    1. Cut guavas into halves and remove the seeds.
    2. Add 1/2 cup water to them, mix well and strain.
    3. Reserve this liquid. Steam the guava halves till soft.
    4. Cool and blend in a mixie with the reserved liquid.
    5. Add sugar and milk cook till it begins to thicken.
    6. Add ghee little at a time and continue to cook stirring till the halva is forms a lump that leaves the sides of the vessel.
    7. Serve garnished with chopped nuts.



    That sounds like a very interesting recipe....



    Dear Devinder,1. Vitamin 'C' is labile.When we heat any food containing vit.'C', it is destroyed.So if you want to get benefit of vit.'C' it is better to consume the fruit uncooked.2.Whenever possible we should add lemon juice after removing food from fire to get benefited.