Thirunelvelli Halwa/ Wheat Halwa | How to make Thirunelvelli Halwa/ Wheat Halwa

By Saranya Manickam  |  8th Mar 2017  |  
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About Thirunelvelli Halwa/ Wheat Halwa Recipe

This halwa history starts from North India (Rajasthan). This is a delicious halwa made from Samba wheat.

Thirunelvelli Halwa/ Wheat Halwa is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Thirunelvelli Halwa/ Wheat Halwa is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Thirunelvelli Halwa/ Wheat Halwa by Saranya Manickam will help you to prepare the perfect Thirunelvelli Halwa/ Wheat Halwa in your kitchen at home. Thirunelvelli Halwa/ Wheat Halwa needs 480 minutes for the preparation and 30 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Thirunelvelli Halwa/ Wheat Halwa. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Thirunelvelli Halwa/ Wheat Halwa. In case you have any questions on how to make the Thirunelvelli Halwa/ Wheat Halwa 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 Saranya Manickam. Thirunelvelli Halwa/ Wheat Halwa will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Thirunelvelli Halwa/ Wheat Halwa

Ingredients to make Thirunelvelli Halwa/ Wheat Halwa

  • Samba wheat - 200 gms
  • sugar - 1 3/4 cup
  • sugar - 4 tsp (for caramelizing)
  • ghee - 200 ml
  • cashews - 10
  • raisins - 10

How to make Thirunelvelli Halwa/ Wheat Halwa

  1. Wash and soak the wheat for 8 hours.
  2. Grind soaked wheat with little water for few rounds
  3. Strain the wheat milk alone and grind the residue once again and extract the milk. Finally, discard the residue.
  4. let the milk stay undisturbed for 7 hours for fermentation. After 7 hours the thick milk will get settled at the bottom. Drain the water that collects on top and save the settled milk alone(as in picture)
  5. In a non- stick pan add thick wheat milk, 3 cups of water and heat on low flame
  6. In the mean time in a separate pan heat 1 tsp ghee, add cashews and raisins and fry till golden brown. Keep them aside till use.
  7. Now you can see the wheat mixture starts thickening. Keep stirring continuously and add sugar slowly.
  8. When sugar is added halwa again becomes liquidy so keep on stirring.
  9. Keep on stirring for 5 more mins and halwa starts thickening again(ref the picture). Add ghee and keep mixing.
  10. When halwa starts leaving ghee on sides of the pan, halwa turns glossy and transparent, add fried cashews and raisins. Halwa should not stick to ladle if so add more ghee. When you get the right consistency, remove from flame.
  11. In a small pan heat 2 tsp ghee and add 4 tsp sugar, keep stirring until sugar dissolves and turns to dark brown.
  12. When sugar is caramelized to dark brown, remove from flame and add it to hot halwa and mix well.
  13. Enjoy hot, sweet, silky Thirunelvelli halwa.

My Tip:

Caramelizing is an important step. You can increase amount of ghee by 250 ml.

Reviews for Thirunelvelli Halwa/ Wheat Halwa (5)

Juvaireya Ra year ago

Superb, and delicious :yum:
Saranya Manickam
a year ago
thank you dear

Sowmya Sundara year ago

Wow ! Yummy ! My hometown tirunelveli's famous sweet .
Saranya Manickam
a year ago
yes dear..your home town gives more perfect sweet:)

Vasuyavana a year ago

Saranya Manickam
a year ago
thank u dear

Suchi Suchitraa year ago

Shall I do this with wheat flour??

Kanak Patel2 years ago

Looks awesome!

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