Aate ka Halwa is a very quintessential part of any north indian household. Be it a celebration, or a religious function, this halwa is served as an offering to God and denotes new beginnings. This halwa made with whole wheat flour, is comparatively more healthier, and topped with loads of dry fruits gives it another hit of healthiness.
The Karah Prasad made in gurudwaras are similar to this, but with different proportions of water and ghee. The aate ka halwa is one of the most comforting post dinner indulgence in north indian households in chilling winters.
Its so sad that you cannot be with your loved ones on their birthdays and anniversaries because you are sitting far away from them, travelling so far is not possible, but i like making a halwa on my dear ones anniversaries and birthdays. So this goes for my little brothers birthday and my mom in law n pa in laws anniversary.
- 1 cup wheat flour (aata)
- 1 cup sugar (i prefer less sugar, 3/4 was perfect for me)
- 3/4 cup ghee
- 1 cup water
- Cashew nuts and almonds for garnishing
- 1/4 tsp cardamom / elaichi powder.
Directions for Aate ka Halwa
- Heat the ghee on medium flam on a kadhai or pan
- Add the atta to the heated ghee & stir continuously till it turns golden brown/brown, just make sure it does not burn.
- Keep all other ingredients ready as they have to be added quickly one after the other.
- Alongside add the sugar to the water and the elaichi powder and heat it till the sugar dissolves in the water, once done keep it aside.
- As soon as the atta is brown and you get a nice aroma flowing through your kitchen :), add the water mixture to the atta and stir continuously.
- Keep stirring till it starts leaving the ghee from the corners, this takes some 15 mins.
- The halwa is now ready to be served. Garnish with the nuts and serve hot.