Thursday, December 07, 2006

Whole Wheat Halwa

This is my aunts recipe. Very easy and healthy sweet dish.

Ingredients:
1 Cup Whole Wheat
1 Cup Sugar or 1 Cup Jaggery or 1 cup molasses
1/4 teaspoon rose essence (optional - any essence can be used)
2 teaspoons of ghee
Water

Method:
Soak Wheat overnight. Grind wheat with the soaked water into a fine paste. Extract the milk out of the ground paste through a strainer or muslin cloth. Repeat the process of grinding / straining of the mixture adding little water at least twice. (approximately you should get 3 to 3.5 cups of extract - depends on the amount of water added for grinding)

In a thick bottom vessel, melt 1 Cup Sugar or 1 Cup Jaggery or 1 cup molasses (Color of Halwa will be darker if Jaggery or molasses is added, add the strained mixture and bring it to a boil stirring continuously till it begins bubble. Then add 1 teaspoon of ghee and 1/4 teaspoon rose essence stir and turn off the fire Smear a plate with 1 teaspoon of ghee and pour the mixture. When the halwa is cooled cut into desired shapes

NOTE: If you find the Halwa is not solid enough. Cool it and microwave it for a couple of minutes. The Halwa does get hardened. Use your own creativity to decorate the halwa with nuts or flavoring


5 comments:

vkn said...

Great resutls Bubbalili!

Krithika said...

first time here. halwa looks good. how many cups of wheat milk extract do we get ?

Bubbalili said...

krithika,

Thanks, approximately we should get 3 to 3.5 cups of extract - depends on the amount of water added for grinding

Lakshmi said...

Hi Bubbalili, i love this sweet so much.
you know i bought wheat about one month back to prepare but they are still lying on my kitchen counter top, wish i could get one piece from the plate.
by the way, nice blog friend.

Jayashree said...

Got here from VKN's mydhaba. This is one of my favourite sweets. My mom makes this really well...I tend to stay away from the making part of this 'coz it is such a long process...but the end result is without doubt, delicious.