image: Priya Q
image : Priya Q

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

  1. Heat ghee in a thick bottomed vessel and add the flour
  2. Boil water alongwith sugar
  3. Fry at low heat till the flour starts turning slight brown and you can smell its aroma
  4. Carefully add the boiled water to above and stir. Please be careful of your hand since the flour starts jumping up!
  5. 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
  6. Serve hot!

Till next time….happy cooking!

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