Monday, July 20, 2009

Godhumai Mavu Halwa

It is also called Wheat Halwa / Wheat Flour Halva, Atta ki hulva, a very tasty and delicious sweet dish.

It is an easy to prepare dessert. It can be had at any time.

Wheat flour is called Godhumai mavu / Gothumai maavu / Godumai mavu in Tamil language.

It is also called Atta in Hindi.


  • Wheat flour: 1 cup
  • Sugar: ¾ cup
  • Ghee: 3 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder (yelakkai podi): 1 tsp
  • Roasted Almond or peanut / ground nut: 20
  • Fried Raisins (Poriththa kismis): 20
  • Saffron / Kesari powder / food color: A pinch (optional)

Method of preparation:

  • Heat ghee.
  • Add the wheat flour.
  • Roast till pleasant aroma with a change in color.
  • Add 3 cups of boiling water.
  • Stir well avoiding formation of lumps.
  • Add cardamom powder, color and sugar.
  • Continue stirring to get thick halwa.
  • Some more ghee may be added according to your choice.
  • Garnish with roasted nuts and fried raisins.