Well, this happens to be the easiest indian sweet i have ever prepared. I would drop one of my coleagues on my two wheeler and all along the 25 mins ride in the now infamous Bangalore traffic, we would gossip about things at office and exchange loads of recipes , (the typical lady conversation :) ). This is the result of one such ride. I was so happy to learn about such an easy recipe that as soon as i reached home, i tried it and was thrilled with the outcome.After that day, when there were any sudden guests , i would prepare this in a jiffy and get appreciation :). As the maggie noodles ad in India goes.... "fast to cook, good to eat".
- 1 cup Wheat flour(aata)
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Milk
- 3/4 cup Ghee( you could add 1 cup if you want it richer)
- 1/2 tspn Cardamom powder
- Dry grapes and cashew for garnishing
- 1Tblspn ghee for frying cashews and grapes
- Heat a heavy bottom pan (kadai) , add the ghee and flour together.
- Fry on medium heat stirring continously until you get a strong aroma and the contents change to a little darker shade.
- At this point, lower the heat and add the milk . Stir the contents immediately ,as they thicken fast after adding milk.
- Now add the sugar and stir until the sugar melts.
- Add the cardamom powder, stir and remove from heat.
- In a seperate pan , heat a tblspn ghee and fry the dry grapes and cashew seperately .Add to the halwa, mix and serve.
Note:1.Be careful when you add the milk , because it splutters for a few seconds .
2.If the sugar granules are very large, you could run it in the mixie to powder it a bit so as to ease the melting.
Prep Time: approx 20 mins