Aate ka Halwa made with whole wheat flour is an Indian sweet dish. This halwa has special relevance as it is served as a ‘Kada Prashad’ in the Gurudwara, the Sikh temple. The simple taste of the halwa served at the Gurudwara is heavenly. No other fancy sweet dish can beat the taste of this halwa.
Wheat is a staple food in every Indian household. Whether it be roti, phulka, or parathas it is an important part of an everyday meal. This halwa is majorly consumed during winters to stay warm and cosy. It is enjoyed as a breakfast or even as a dessert after the dinner.
While making this dessert things that we need to look after is while mixing the atta with the ghee make sure there are no lumps. If there are lumps just break it with the back of the spoon. The color of the atta once mixed with ghee will change to light golden brown and you should get a nutty aroma of the wheat.
The delicacy is made of just four ingredients, lots of ghee, whole wheat flour, sugar, and boiled water, or even milk. To give it a final touch and make it richer in taste garnish this dessert with some chopped dry fruits.
Serves – 4
1 cup atta (wheat flour)
1 cup sugar/ jaggery
1 cup ghee
Some chopped dry fruits for garnish
- Take a non-stick pan and keep it on a low flame. Then add ghee and atta. Mix well.
- Increase the flame to medium and keep stirring continuously.
- Then add the sugar and mix well. Keep mixing for another 3-4 mins until the whole mixture turns to a dark golden color.
- In another pan, bring the water to a boil. Add the water to the atta mixture very slowly, ensuring your hands are safe from the steam. Mix well.
- After about a minute the mixture will start to come together and thicken. The ghee will leave the sides of the halwa.
- Serve it hot and garnish with some chopped dry fruits.
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