WHOLE WHEAT HALWA I KOTHUMAI HALWA I TRADITIONAL WHEAT HALWA I DIWALI SWEETS

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Hi friends, actually this is my old post which I was posted the recipe in the beginning of my blog... So most of you did not noticed the recipe... and now festival time so am repost the traditional way of making wheat halwa from wheat berries. It’s really useful for your diwali preparations.

 

The wheat halwa is prepared from “Samba Muzhu Kothumai”, (Whole wheat berries). The process of making in traditional way is soaking the wheat berries for overnight and extracts the milk from it and allow for overnight fermentation then they will follow the cooking process, this is the way of getting traditional taste halwa. But the fermentation is optional; we can continue the process without fermentation.

Category
Sweets/Desserts
Regional
South Indian
Preparation Time
2  Hours (Apart from soaking)
Cooking Time
15-20Minutes
Yields
8 -10





INGREDIENTS
Samba whole wheat - 1 cup
Sugar - 2 cups 
Water - 2 cups
Cardamom pods – 6 or powder – 2 Tsp
Ghee - 3 Tbsp 
Orange food color – 1/8 Tsp
Salt – 1/8 Tsp
 

 METHOD
  • Wash and soak the samba whole wheat for overnight.
soak in water



extract milk from wheat
                      

  • Drain the water and wash again and grind in a mixie by adding 1 cup of water. Strain through a sieve to get thick milk.
  • Again grind with 1 cup of water and strain. Now you have only husk, throw it away.
ground wheat with water


                                  
                                                                                     
  • The filtered wheat milk is ready. Keep this in refrigerator for 2 hours to settle down thick milk.
  • Discard the upper layer of water and keep the thick milk.
wheat milk  
separation of thin and thick milk

  • Now prepare the sugar syrup. Take heavy bottom pans add 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of water and stir in low flame.


                  
  • Grease the plate with ghee.
  • When it starts bubbling stir continuously and check it for single strand consistency.
  • When sugar syrup is ready add wheat milk with pinch of salt and stir continuously.
                                   
  • Then add color powder with some water and stir well.



  • Add cardamom powder to this and stir well till it forms a mass.
                                            
  • Adding ghee and don't leave your stirring otherwise lumps will appear.
                                            
  • Should be stir in low flame around 30-40 min, then only we will get good consistency.
  • Check this consistency by rolling the mixture in your hand like ball; if it will not sticky it’s ready.
  • Pour the whole mixture on to a plate. Let it cool, cut into desired shapes.
  • Serve it…



NOTE
  • Single thread sugar syrup consistency is very important for good halwa texture. 
  • Food color is optional.
  • If you wish add ghee roasted cashew nuts to the halwa in last stage and stir it well. 




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11 comments:

  1. superb...............................................................!

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  2. Dont kill me like this, you cant imagine how i miss this traditional kothumai halwa here, seriously reserve me some pieces..Am drooling here.

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  3. am joining with priya akka.....drooling

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  4. I am also planning to do this!! so delicious.. thanks for the step wise pics!! very helpful!!

    Sowmya

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  5. I never heard of this viji.Thanks da for sharing.

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  6. Looks so perfectly done Viji.. Rocking eh...

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  7. Love this halwa.Its a very tedious process tp prepare milk from wheat .You did it .

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  8. superb halwa, my fav, so tempting and awesome...

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  9. can we use wheat flour to make this halwa???

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  10. I am also planning to do this....perfectly done......thanks for sharing....

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