Kerala Style Dryfruit Halwa | How to make Kerala Style Dryfruit Halwa

By Jaya Rajesh  |  18th May 2016  |  
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About Kerala Style Dryfruit Halwa Recipe

Kerala is famous for lot of things but the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Kerala is the plaintain chips and kerala halwa. I am a big fan of both and when ever we visit my home town I am sure to grab both. But this time I was lucky enough to get the recipe too. The recipe has been shared to me by dad.

Kerala Style Dryfruit Halwa

Ingredients to make Kerala Style Dryfruit Halwa

  • 1.5 cups of maida
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • A pinch yellow food colour
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil + 4 tbsp clarified butter
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 3-4 tbsp bits of dry coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped unsalted nuts of your choice
  • Few drops of vanilla essence

How to make Kerala Style Dryfruit Halwa

  1. For making Halwa first sieve the maida flour and mix it with the water in such a way that there are no lumps. Leave this mixture on the kitchen counter for one whole day.
  2. Next day replace the water that has been added to the flour (water will float above the flour mixture) Measure the replaced water and again add fresh water of same quantity. Now place this mixture in fridge.
  3. Now on the same day evening take this mixture of flour and water in a wide mouthed pan, add food colour and place it on a medium flame. Stir continuously till the mixture becomes thick.
  4. Once thick, add sugar and again stir it till it becomes thick. Now add oil+ clarified butter spoon by spoon to the mixture. Now add in dry fruits, cardamon powder, vanilla essence, bits of dry coconut and mix in well.
  5. Cook this mix till it leaves the pan. Now grease a plate or cake pour this mix in and dab some ghee from above. Let this cool down then demould it and chop in desired shape.

Reviews for Kerala Style Dryfruit Halwa (1)

Sirisha Naidu9 months ago

Can we use refined oil instead of coconut oil