Halwai April 20, 2022


• 200 g – Raw papaya (unseeded and chopped)
• 200 g – granulated Sugar
• 1 drop – red food color
• 1 drop – green food color
• 1 drop – blue/yellow food color
• 1/2 tsp – vanilla essence
• Water as needed


  1. Blanch papayas in 1 cup of water and let it boil for 3 minutes.
  2. Turn off the heat and soak the pieces for 5 minutes in same water.
  3. Now drain the papaya pieces.
  4. Take sugar in a pan and add 300 gm water.
  5. Cook until sugar dissolves completely.
  6. Add blanched papaya pieces in sugar syrup and cook until sugar syrup gets a little sticky.
  7. Turn off the gas and let the pieces get hard.
  8. Add 2-3 drops of vanilla essence to the syrup coated papaya pieces.
  9. Divide the papaya pieces equally into three parts.
  10. Add 1 drop of red colour in a bowl and mix one part of the sugar coated papaya pieces into it.
  11. Repeat the same with green colour and yellow/blue colours to the other two portions.
  12. Now keep these papaya pieces soaked in colour and sugar syrup aside for 12-24 hours so that they sweeten and colour properly.
  13. After 12-24 hours take out the pieces from sugar syrup, sieve and place them on a wire net placed on top of the plate so that extra sugar syrup is removed.
  14. Let it dry in air completely.
  15. Store the tutti fruity in air tight containers.
  16. Recipe Courtesy: Cooking With Sapana