Thirunelveli Halwa ( Using Wheat Flour) | How to make Thirunelveli Halwa ( Using Wheat Flour)

By Karkuzhali Shanmugam  |  12th Mar 2017  |  
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Thirunelveli Halwa ( Using Wheat Flour)by Karkuzhali Shanmugam
  • Prep Time

    5

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  • Cook Time

    75

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  • Serves

    5

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About Thirunelveli Halwa ( Using Wheat Flour) Recipe

This halwa is very popular in Tamilnadu, and it is slightly different from the common wheat halwa in its colour and taste. For Thirunelveli style halwa there is no artificial color used. The colour for this halwa will comes from the caramelizing the sugar and this caramelized sugar will give the wonderful dark brown colour to this halwa. Generally, this halwa is prepared using whole samba wheat. Here I have used wheat flour instead of whole samba wheat.

Thirunelveli Halwa ( Using Wheat Flour) is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Thirunelveli Halwa ( Using Wheat Flour) is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Thirunelveli Halwa ( Using Wheat Flour) by Karkuzhali Shanmugam will help you to prepare the perfect Thirunelveli Halwa ( Using Wheat Flour) in your kitchen at home. Thirunelveli Halwa ( Using Wheat Flour) needs 5 minutes for the preparation and 75 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Thirunelveli Halwa ( Using Wheat Flour). This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Thirunelveli Halwa ( Using Wheat Flour). In case you have any questions on how to make the Thirunelveli Halwa ( Using Wheat Flour) you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Karkuzhali Shanmugam. Thirunelveli Halwa ( Using Wheat Flour) will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Thirunelveli Halwa ( Using Wheat Flour)

Ingredients to make Thirunelveli Halwa ( Using Wheat Flour)

  • Wheat flour 1 cup
  • Ghee 1 cup
  • Sugar 2 1/4 cup
  • Water 5 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom powder 1 tsp
  • Cashew nuts 10 to 15

How to make Thirunelveli Halwa ( Using Wheat Flour)

  1. First knead the Flour as chapatti dough using 1/2 cup water. Soak that dough in remaining 5 cups of water for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Fry cashew nuts in 1 tbsp of ghee and set aside
  3. After 3 hrs mix the dough well with hands to extract the milk. Filter the milk using a thin cloth or tea filter. Use the soaked water to extract the milk.
  4. Take a heavy bottomed pan preferably non-stick and pour the extracted milk and allow it to boil.
  5. After 15 to 20 min it will start to get thick. Add 2 cups sugar and stir continuously.
  6. After around 30 minutes prepare caramelized sugar to give the color to our halwa.
  7. In another dry kadai add the ¼ cup sugar and 2 tbsp ghee and keep in medium flame and stir. Sugar starts to melt and caramelize. Once you get thick brown colour add the caramelized syrup into the boiling wheat milk and mix well.
  8. Take care while adding the caramelized syrup as it will spill.
  9. Add the 1tbsp of melted ghee at a time and stir continuously. Now you can see the halwa gets its colour and it becomes little darker while getting thick consistency.
  10. Add the fried cashews and cardamom powder in between and stir Heat should be of medium level all the time. In between add 1 tbsp ghee at regular intervals.
  11. At one stage the halwa will start to ooze the ghee, and comes as single mass ie, it won’t stick to the pan and come together as a lump. It will be very shiny at this stage
  12. Remove from heat and serve.

My Tip:

If you want the halwa to be more sweeter you can add more ¼ cup of sugar. But 2 cups is enough. You can mix ¼ cup of oil with ¾ cup ghee. But using ghee alone will give wonder ful flavour and taste to the halwa While cooling ,the ghee in halwa becomes solidify so if u wish u can heat in microwave oven and serve hot. I want the little crunchy cashews so added after 1 hour. You can add in the beginning also. For me it took around 1 hr 15 minutes to complete. Always cook in medium heat to avoid burning at the bottom.

Reviews for Thirunelveli Halwa ( Using Wheat Flour) (1)

Shashi Bhargava9 months ago

very nice
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