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Wheat Halwa is a popular Asian dessert made with wheat milk or wheat flour. Traditionally it is made using wheat milk obtained from wheat grains. Today I have made this halwa using wheat flour which is an easy version. I will soon be posting the recipe for the traditional Halwa.
- Wheat flour – 3 cup
- Javvarisi (tapioca pearls) – 1/2 cup
- Corn flour – 1/4 cup
- Sugar – 4.5 cups
- Ghee – 1 cup
- Powdered cardamom – 3/4 tbsp
- Nutmeg powder – 2 pinches
- Broken cashew nut – 1/4 cup (roasted in ghee)
- Slivered almonds – 2 tbsp
- Red food color – 1/4 tsp (mix with 2 tbsp water)
Method of Preparation:
- Soak javvarisi (tapioca pearls) overnight. Grind it to a smooth paste.
- Grease a tray with ghee and keep it ready.
- In a bowl make a thin batter with corn flour and 1/2 cup of water.
- Add water to wheat flour and make a thick and smooth batter without any lumps.The consistency should be like dosa batter.
- Boil 5 cups of water in a sauce pan.
- In a thick bottomed pan or kadai transfer this batter along with ground tapioca pearls and corn flour and start cooking over medium heat.
- Keep stirring continuously. When it starts thickening add boiled water, red food color and mix well.
- Stir continuously till it gets cooked and thickened.
- Add sugar in three to four batches and stir well.
- When sugar melts completely the mixture will start boiling.
- Again when it starts thickening add 2 tablespoon of ghee and continue stirring.
- Keep adding ghee and continue to stir.
- When it starts leaving the sides of the pan keep an eye. Ghee will start oozing out of the halwa.
- Halwa is ready. Turn off the stove.
- Add cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, cashew nut and mix well.
- Transfer this to the greased tray. Smooth the top. Sprinkle slivered almonds on top.
- Let it cool and cut into squares or diamond shape.