Indians love their halwas, be it be carrot halwa, kesari / suji halwa or aate ka halwa (made from wholewheat flour). This one just melts in your mouth as your devour it. The best one I have ever had is at the Gurudwara (religious place for the Sikhs) where aate ka halwa is distributed to the devotees as khada prasad. No matter how many time I tried, I must admit I never even was close to the one we get at Gurudwaras! But, it is still doable…so do try it out 🙂
Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
Sugar – 1.5 to 2 cups (as sweet as you want!..i generally take 1.5 cups)
Water – 2 cups
Clarified butter / ghee – 1 tbsp
- Heat ghee in a thick bottomed vessel and add the flour
- Boil water alongwith sugar
- Fry at low heat till the flour starts turning slight brown and you can smell its aroma
- Carefully add the boiled water to above and stir. Please be careful of your hand since the flour starts jumping up!
- Keep stirring till the cooked halwa leaves the sides of the vessel and almost become one mass. Keep adding teaspoons of ghee if required in between the stirring
- Serve hot!
Till next time….happy cooking!