Koova Halwa | How to make Koova Halwa

By Shiba Nair  |  17th Jul 2016  |  
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About Koova Halwa Recipe

Koova is nothing but arrow root powder. Koova is widely grown in the backyards of the homes in Kerala. The koova is harvested & then scraped & washed & finally rubbed to produce a pulp. This pulp is washed in cold water several times until the sediment settled is pure white. It is then sun-dried to make it into a hard ball & then the hard ball is ground to a powder which is preserved in an air-tight container for later use. Now-a-days arrow root powder is readily available in all the stores. It has a very good medicinal value. This powder can be mixed with water & cooked for a while till done & given to a person suffering from urinary infection or even small pox. Arrow-root porridge is given to infants above 6 months of age. This halwa is made on Thiruvathira(a special festival for women in Kerala)in all the homes in Kerala. This is a very authentic & easy recipe that we have been making in our home for more than 20 years. Do try it out & let me know how it turned out for you.

Koova Halwa is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Koova Halwa in your kitchen. This recipe requires 5 minutes for preparation and 10 minutes to cook. The Koova Halwa by Shiba Nair has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Koova Halwa at home without any difficulty. Koova Halwa is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Koova Halwa would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Koova Halwa this weekend. Share your Koova Halwa cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Shiba Nair for inputs. In case you have any queries for Koova Halwa you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Shiba Nair. You can also rate the Koova Halwa and give feedback.

Koova Halwa

Ingredients to make Koova Halwa

  • Koova/arrow-root powder 1 cup
  • water 1 cup
  • jaggery cubes 8
  • ghee 3 tsps

How to make Koova Halwa

  1. Add the arrow-root powder in a heavy bottomed pan.
  2. Add water to it. If there are any impurities, make sure to strain it.
  3. Make a syrup of jaggery by adding the jaggery cubes to 1/2 cup water & melt it by keeping the jaggery cubes & water on the gas stove.
  4. When the jaggery is melted, add it to the arrow root mixture & put it on the gas on a high flame until it starts to boil. Make sure you stir it continuously.
  5. Then lower the flame & keep stirring it till it starts to lump up.
  6. At this point add ghee. Mix the ghee with the mixture & keep stirring continuously till well cooked & the mixture starts leaving the sides of the pan & firms into a thick lump.

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