Wednesday 14 November 2012

Wheat Halwa / Godhumai Halwa

Halwa is a popular dessert across the Indian sub-continent and middle east. This comes in different forms though the main ingredients are mostly flour,sugar and nuts.

Usually wheat halwa preparation is very elaborate, involving extraction of milk from whole wheat.  I have used wheat flour in this receipe, which is quicker & simpler.


Wheat flour - 1 cup
Sugar - 2 ½ cups
Ghee - ¾ cup
Milk – 2 cup
Water – 3 cup
Cashew nuts -10 to 15 (broken into pieces)
Cardamom – 2 tsp
Food colour – red (a pinch)


Add 1 or 2 tsp of ghee in a pan and fry the cashews into golden brown; keep aside.

In a heavy bottomed pan, add little ghee and fry the wheat flour in medium flame, stirring continuously till flavour of the wheat flour comes, but don’t allow to burn. Remove the pan from the stove.

Mix milk, water, food colour and wheat flour without lumps.

(To avoid lumps, use hand beater or whisker)

Again keep the pan on fire. When it starts to thicken add sugar, cardamom powder and fried cashews. Add ghee at regular intervals spoon by spoon, while stirring.

When the halwa reaches to ball like consistency without sticking to the pan, your halwa is ready.

Pour into a greased tray and garnish with cashews.

After cooling it will start to set. You can cut this into desired shape and serve.


You have to stir continuously throughout the process in medium flame; this preparation will take 30 minutes approximately.  Quicker & Simpler!

1 comment:

  1. Reminds me of Tirunelveli Halwa!!
    Looks very yummy and the color & the ghee oozing out is just perfect.


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