This Recipe has been contributed by Khyati Shah
Halwasan is the traditional Indian sweet from Khambhat (Cambay) area of Gujarat. It is made from cracked wheat, edible gum, sugar and split milk. It has a fudge like texture and is gooey. It is a healthy sweet dish.
Traditionally , Halwasan was made by soaking wheat, sun drying it and then grounding it coarsely.
But now a days we get the cracked wheat or dalia and it gives the same result.
Many people also use semolina instead of dalia or the combination of cracked wheat and semolina.
The process involves:
souring of milk
Caramelising the sugar
Roasting the wheat with the Soured milk and drying the mixture.
Here is the step by step method of the traditional and nutritious halwasan.
Halwasan (A sweet made from cracked or broken wheat )
- 1 litre milk
- 1/2 lemon juice or 2 tbsp curd
- 225 g sugar
- 2 tsp edible gum powdered gundar
- 4 tbsp clarified butter ghee
- 4 tbsp cracked wheat whole wheat rava or dalia
- 1/2 tsp cardamon powder
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
- 1 tbsp chia seed magajtari for garnishing
- souring the milk (splitting the milk): Boil the milk. Reduce the flame and add lemon juice or curd stirring continuously till the milk curdles and separates.
- Caramelising sugar: Take sugar in a pan. Heat the pan and melt the sugar on medium heat. Remove from the heat when it becomes little brown.
- Roasting the wheat rava: In another pan heat the ghee and add the wheat rava to it and roast it till golden. Add the powdered edible gum to it and roast it . Add the cardamon and nutmeg powder to it.
- Add the splitted milk mixture and caramelised sugar to it.
- Cook on medium heat till the water is dried. Stir in between.
- When all the water is dried, the mixture will come together as shown.
- Remove the prepared mava in a plate. Grease your palms and take a small ball and flat it in a circle. Garnish with chia seeds. Halwasan is ready to serve.