Monday, December 8, 2008
Wheat Halwa - No Soaking
Nirmal loves wheat halwa. He is very critical about the food that I cook. So everything that I cook has to be perfect otherwise he does not eat it. Last week he suddenly had a craving for wheat halwa. I started searching for the recipe in the internet. But all recipes wanted me to soak wheat overnight for which I did not have time. So I decided to try making the halwa without soaking it. The halwa turned out to be good and Nirmal was appreciative too :-)
Here is the recipe:
Wheat flour- 1 cup
Sugar – 3tbs
Cardamom powder- ¼ tsp
Milk- 3/4 cup
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cashewnut, Almond, Raisin - For garnishing
Roast the wheat flour in low flame till the aroma fills the air. Keep it aside. Add ghee (or butter) and sugar. Allow the sugar to melt. Once it has melted add milk and allow it to start boiling. Once it starts boiling add the roasted wheat flour. Keep stirring it to make sure that lumps are not formed. When this mixture leaves the sides of the pan and starts forming bigger lump, turn off the gas. Garnish with fried cashew, raisins and almonds.
Wheat Halwa is ready and Yummy!!!