Aate Ka Halwa is an Indian sweet that you will normally find in temples and gurudwaras as prasad. Here are some other halwa recipes, you may like:
|Cooking time:||30 minutes|
|Whole Wheat Flour||1 cup|
|Ghee (clarified butter)||1/3 cup|
|Chopped badam (almonds)||2 tbsp|
|Kishmish (raisins)||2 tbsp|
|Kharbuje Ke beej (shelled melon seeds)||2 tbsp|
|Choti elaichi (small cardamom)||1|
- Crush cardamom to a fine powder and keep aside.
- Chop almonds coarsely lengthwise and keep aside.
- If you are going to use melon seeds, roast them lightly till they puff up and keep aside. Don’t let them brown.
- Boil 3 1/2 cups of water and sugar together. Make sure that the sugar dissolves. Turn off the heat as soon as it starts to boil.
- Roast flour in ghee till it’s dark brown on medium heat. Keep stirring it constantly otherwise it will burn.
- Add water to the roasted flour slowly. Keep stirring.
- Water will be quickly absorbed by the flour. Be careful, sometimes flour and water lumps pop up a little. Once it’s pretty thick, turn off the heat. Add cardamom powder.
- Garnish with almonds and raisins and serve. Aate Ka Halwa is ready to serve.
- More ghee makes it more delicious. Add as much or as little as you like.
- Make sure to stir it vigorously while adding water otherwise some lumps may form.
- This is a very popular sweet used as Prasad in pooja.