During winters we all like to eat warm dishes . I am a spice lover but once in a while I do like to treat my self with some delicious traditional sweets. Atta / Wheat Flour Halwa is one of them . Today I am sharing a absolutely lip smacking warm halwa recipe. You will definitely fall in love with it. It is very aromatic and quick to make. I make small portions to treat my family.
What is the theme for Shhhhh Cooking Secretly?
This month our hostess is Rafeeda AR who is an amazing blogger and has a wonderful collection of Malabar and Emirati recipes on her blog. I love her Lotus Milk Cake recipe. She suggested the theme “Warm Desserts”. I am paired with Sujata Roy who gave me two secret ingredients Almond and Cardamom. I gave her Ghee and Moong Dal and she whipped up Incredible Moong dal Halwa.
Ingredients for Atta / Wheat Flour Halwa:
Whole Wheat Flour: I have used Pillsbury atta or wheat flour. You can use any brand atta you prefer.
Coconut Sugar: I have used coconut Sugar. You can replace it with raw sugar or brown sugar. I don’t use refined sugar.
Ghee:Do not skip ghee. It gives a nice aroma and taste to the dish.
Desiccated Coconut:Coconut adds a nice texture to the halwa and also makes it tastier. You can skip it if you don’t like coconut.
Chopped Almonds:Add dry fruits of your choice. I love Roasted almonds and added them.
Cardamom Powder: No halwa is complete without cardamom powder. Gives a nice aroma.
Recipe for Atta / Wheat Flour Halwa:
Author: Preethi Prasad
Prep Time : 5 Mins
Cook Time : 25 Mins
Total Time : 30 mins
Course : Dessert
1 Cup Atta / Wheat Flour Halwa
Few Almonds Sliced
1 Cup Coconut Sugar
2 Cups Water
1 Cup Ghee/ Clarified Butter
2 Tsp Desiccated Coconut
1/2 Tsp Cardamom Powder
Heat a wide bottom pan. Add Sugar and water and keep it on medium flame . Keep stirring untill the sugar dissolves completely. We do not need string consistency. Turn off the heat and keep it aside.
Heat another Pan. Dry roast the wheat flour for 2-3 minutes on low flame.
Turn off the heat once you get the aroma.
Transfer the roasted wheat flour to a plate and keep it aside.
Heat the same pan and add 3/4 Cup Ghee.
Once the ghee is hot roast the almond slices. Remove them and transfer them to a cup.
In the same pan with ghee add the roasted wheat flour and keep stirring .
Cook for 7-8 Minutes on low flame and keep stirring continuously.
It will turn golden Brown. Now add the sugar syrup and keep stirring.
The mixture will start to thicken and become a mass. It will take about 4-5 minutes.
Now add the balance ghee on the sides and mix well . Add another tbsp ghee if you want.Cook for 4-5 minutes.
Add desiccated coconut and cardamom powder. Mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Turn off the heat. Garnish with roasted Almonds and serve!!!