Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Deepavali Wheat Halwa

Diwali Sweet

 Godhumai Halwa / Godumai Hulva


  • Wheat: 1 cup
  • Sugar: 2 cups
  • Cardamom: 4 (Make this into powder)
  • Ghee: 4 tablespoons
  • Saffron as a colour: 1 pinch
  • A mixture of dry fruits: 1/2 cup

Method of preparation:

  • Wash and soak wheat for about ten hours.

  • Add a cup of water and grind.

  • Strain with the help of a sieve and obtain wheat milk.

  • Grind the residue again with a cup of water and strain.

  • You will get thin wheat milk now.

  • Pour both the thick and thin milk into a thick, round bottomed pan (wok) called iruppuchchatti in Tamil or kadai in Hindi.  

  • Add sugar and cook on a low flame with constant stirring.

  • The halwa (Halva / hulva / hulwa) will form now.

  • Add ghee when halwa appears to be thick.

  • Mix cardamom powder and saffron.

  • Keep cooking.

  • Take a small amount and test weather you can make a small ball with your fingers.

  • If yes, stop cooking.

  • Chop the dry fruits such as cashew nut, almond (badam), pista, akroot, etc, and fry in ghee.

  • Mix these dry fruits with hulwa.

  • Spread on a greased plate.

  • Let it cool.

  • Cut into pieces.

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