Friday, February 25, 2011

Wheat Halwa (Diwali Traditional Sweet)

Wheat Halwa

Tirunelveli Halwa is very famous. Whenever we visit Tirunelveli we buy lots of halwa for our friends. We buy from old Shanthi stores.For every diwali we used to make this halwa.It is time consuming work. But the taste is very very good. Here is the recipe.


Ingredients

Wheat....................2cups
Sugar....................2cups
Ghee.....................500gms
Cashew nuts..........few
Saffron.................a pinch
Cardamom Powder......1tsp

Method

Wash and soak the wheat overnight. 
Grind the wheat adding enough water to squeeze out all the milk..
Remove the wheat milk and filter it. Keep it for  a day.
Remove the watery layer.Bottom you get thick milk. 
Pour the milk in thick bottom vessel add sugar and cook.
Keep the flame low.Add ghee in between stir continuously.Add the saffron and cardamom powder.
Cook till the halwa becomes very thick.You can see the ghee coming out.
Add the roasted cashew nuts. 
Spread in a greased plate.Cut them into squares when it becomes cool.

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