Friday, November 30, 2007

Godhi halwa / Wheat halwa / Aate ka halwa




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".

Ingredients:
  1. 1 cup Wheat flour(aata)
  2. 1 cup Sugar
  3. 1 cup Milk
  4. 3/4 cup Ghee( you could add 1 cup if you want it richer)
  5. 1/2 tspn Cardamom powder
  6. Dry grapes and cashew for garnishing
  7. 1Tblspn ghee for frying cashews and grapes
Procedure:
  • 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



14 comments:

Rish said...

oh cool...........
mmmmmmmmmm... my mouths all watery... the pic looks gr8 chechi...
yummy...

Miss Stymie said...

I tried it and it was a hit...thanks to you. Hope you keep posting such easy tasty recipes.

chinju said...

yummmmmmmmmmmyyyy...... chech..
wheat halwa is one of ur best recipes.... i yet remember having this...... it was sooooooooo yummmmmmmmmm....................

Anonymous said...

can i use oil instead of ghee in the halwa?

Thanu said...

Hi Anon, i am not sure how it will turn out with oil. Will give that a try and let you know.
Thanks for dropping by.

anchycrunchy said...

i have never heard of milk in aata halwa.. was surfing on google for its recipe n found yours.. wil give it a try... tx :)

reeti said...

My husband is not really fond of halwa...but i know he likes "Aate ka halwa" ....ur recipe sounds good..am goin to give it a genuine try ....Thanks Thanu

Thanu said...

Hi Reeti, I am sure he will like this . you know sometimes... the simplest of dishes can win hearts. This is one of those. Except it is best when served hot!
Thanks for stopping by!

Titiksha said...

Hi :)
Thanks a lot for posting this...
My son just asked me to prepare "Aate ka halwa" and didn't know how to do so... thought to call Mom.. but she was also not available...
Thanks to you :) will try it now ...

Thanu said...

Hi Titiksha,

I sure hope your son likes the halwa.

Sujata said...

Hi,
Best results are with "jado aato" or thick atta- slightly coarser than chapati aata.
Thanks.

farah said...

can we use dalda instead of ghee?

Thanu said...

Hi Farah,

Dalda leaves a very distinct taste which I do not prefer.I wouldn't recommend it .Let me know how it turned out when you try this.

Sumee said...

Thanu, this has been on my list for longest time and tried this wkd. It was out of this world. Would prbly blog on mine too, but with your permission. :o)