Black Halwa | How to make Black Halwa

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ByPriyanka Bapardekar
Created on 12th Mar 2017
  • Black Halwa, How to make Black Halwa

About Black Halwa

This is a very popular and traditional sweet of Calicut/Kozhikode in Kerala. As in this halwa jaggery is used, its colour is black and hence called Black Halwa.

Black Halwa, a succulent delicacy which is famous all over the world. Black Halwa is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the overflow of flavours, Black Halwa has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Priyanka Bapardekar is the perfect one to try at home for your family. It's a get together at home and you realise that you want to make a Black Halwa, just the perfect situation when you realise that you need to know how to make the perfect Black Halwa. So, at that time you can try out this delicious recipe by Priyanka Bapardekar. The recipe of Black Halwais very simple and can be made in restaurant style using a few ingredients. The time taken while preparing Black Halwa is 45 minute. This recipe of Black Halwa is perfect to serve 8. Black Halwa is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or night party at home. And do remember that be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love it. So do try it next time!

  • Prep Time2Hours
  • Cook Time45mins
  • Serves8People
Black Halwa

Ingredients to make Black Halwa

  • 125 gm Raw Rice
  • Jaggery 350 gm
  • Fresh grated Coconut 2 cups full
  • Cashewnut pieces 15-20
  • Powdered cardamom 1tsp
  • Ghee as required
  • Water as required

How to make Black Halwa

  1. Soak the raw rice in water atleast 2 hours
  2. After 2 hrs keep it in stainer and drain all water
  3. Grind this drained rice into mixer to make very fine powder
  4. Take jaggery into a heavy bottomed vessel, add half cup water and heat till jaggery melts. When jaggery starts to boil, switch off the gas.
  5. Let the syrup cool down.
  6. Add warm water into grated coconut and just turn for a minute in mixer. Then extract milk from coconut in a vessel. Thus take 2 cups coconut milk.
  7. Now in a large heavy bottomed vessel add rice powder, jaggery syrup and coconut milk. Mix well with hand. If found rice powder lumps mash with fingers..
  8. Put on the gas and start stirring the mixture on simmer.
  9. Dont increase the gas flame. Stir continuously the mixture on very low flame ( simmer ). It will slowly start thickening. Add cashewnut pieces and cardamom powder.
  10. It will take lot of time to get thickening. Whenver u find its starts thickening add a tablespoon of ghee to mixture. It will ease stirring.
  11. Dont take ur hands off. whenever mixture thicks add ghee each time.
  12. Keep stirring till halwa starts leaving the sides of pan and mixture starts rolling.
  13. It took me 45 minutes to complete this process. At this stage halwa starts leaving the sides of pan and ghee separates. When you take a tbsp of halwa, it should not stick and you should be able to roll it into ball.
  14. Switch off the flame and pour the halwa into a greased tray. Flatten it with a spatula and allow to cool.
  15. Cut the halwa into pieces and serve.
My Tip: Take care to make rice pwd very fine. U hv to add ghee 4-5 times, u can add coconut oil (optional) also for aroma.

Reviews for Black Halwa (1)

Mani Kaur5 months ago
very nice halwa