Wheat halwa (Tirunelveli Halwa)

Tirunelveli wheat halwa

Moong dal halwa
Indian Halwa - Tirunelveli Halwa Recipes.

Wheat flour - 1 cup.
Water - 2 cups. (for soaking) + 1/4 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Ghee - 3/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Chopped nuts - 1/4 cup 

1. Take the wheat flour in a bowl and make a soft yet firm dough by adding water little by little.
2. Place the dough in deep bowl and add the water and let the dough soak for minimum 3 hrs.
3. After 3 hrs, mix the dough gently with hands and filter the wheat milk to another bowl, discard the left out gluten.
4. Let the wheat milk sit undisturbed for 15-20 min.
5. After 20 min, discard the top most clear liquid part of the wheat milk.
6. Take a deep, heavy bottom vessel with high sides, boil sugar along with water.
7. Make half thread consistency sugar syrup.
8. Then add the wheat milk to the sugar syrup and keep stirring.
9. Keep stirring until you get a jam consistency,at this point add ghee little by little.
10. The whole stirring process takes 30 min - 40 min.
11. Garnish with nuts.
12. After removing from heat, add the cardamom powder.


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I started learning cooking from my grandmother, Mrs. Gunaseeli, who gave me her recipes and tips and some measurement tools for making them. The red measuring cup that I use in my recipes was once owned by my granny. My grandmother is very passionate about cooking and travel. She has written many cook books. This blog is one way to document her writing and to make it available for everyone.