Sunday, October 7, 2012

Godhumai Halwa-Wheat Halwa Recipe-Diwali Recipes

All these days, I was thinking that making godhumai halwa is very difficult as it involves soaking the wheat overnight, grinding it and extracting milk from it, until my perima (aunty) taught me an easy method to make wheat halwa using wheat flour (godhumai maavu).I never thought that preparing wheat halwa (Atte ka halwa) could be so easy. I thank my perima for contributing this recipe to all the readers and visitors of Padhuskitchen. Today we will learn how to make wheat halwa using wheat flour following this easy recipe.

Wheat Halwa-Godhumai Halwa

Godhumai Halwa -Atte ka Halwa (step by step recipe)

Ingredients needed

Wheat flour - 1 cup
Sugar - 2 1/2 cups
Ghee - 3/4 cup
Milk - 1/4 (cow's milk or aavin or any company)
Cornflour -1 tbsp
Cashew nuts -10

Preparation 

Chop cashew nuts into small pieces, fry it in ghee and keep it aside.

Grease a tray or a shallow vessel with ghee and keep it ready.

Method 

Take 1 cup of wheat flour and make a stiff dough with approximately 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp of water.

Now take 2 cups of water and soak the stiff dough in it for 2-3 hours. (see pic 1 below)

After 2-3 hours -
Mix the dough with your hands, until it dissolves well in the water and becomes milky.There should be no lumps.(pic -2)

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Filter the milk (wheat flour milk) using a soup or juice strainer. Add 1 tbsp of cornflour to it and mix well. Also add a pinch of kesari powder to it.

how to prepare godhumai halwa

Heat a heavy bottomed vessel or uruli, melt 1/4 cup of ghee, add the cow's milk and the wheat flour milk. Keep the flame low and stir it continuously.

godhumai halwa recipe

When it becomes slightly thick, (jam consistency) add sugar and mix well. Then add the rest of the ghee little by little stirring continuously.

easy wheat halwa

Your hands will pain but you have to stir continuously without stopping in medium or low flame until the halwa starts leaving the sides of the pan. (See picture below).Then immediately pour it on a greased vessel.  

atte ka halwa

Grease the bottom of a cup with ghee and even the surface. Sprinkle fried cashew nuts on the top.It will stick to the halwa in the heat. Allow it to cool. Once it cools, it will set a little.You will not be able to make slices, as it will be of scooping consistency. 

how to prepare wheat halwa

Believe me, I am not very fond of halwa but kept on eating this halwa that day as it was so soft and delicious.

Note - The halwa will be glazy on the top when done.

A note of thanks
You need to use both your hands to make this halwa. It is because my perima made it, I was able to click pictures of the halwa at each stage. Thanks a lot Perima for contributing this delicious and easy recipe to my blog.

Refer more Diwali Recipes (sweets and snacks)

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47 comments:

  1. I love wheat halwa,having plan to make it,soon will.Thank u for posting,want to have some

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  2. I never had it, looks good.
    However, scare to try, it seems tedious task as I already have experienced it when making chana halwa.

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  3. Yummy halwa recipe Padhu, looks yum :)

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  4. New recipe to me ,I will try it.

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  5. A very easy way from the need to use chamba flour to make the milk. Will keep this in mind the next time I try making it. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Yummy halwa.. Reminds me of the famous irutukadai halwa from tirunelveli..
    A small doubt, how much of the ghee should we add in the beginning?

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  7. gorgeous preparation .. simply love it..

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  8. What a delicious looking halwa. All lovely Indian sweets need a lot of stirring but it's worth it in the end.

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  9. Thanks for the step bu step pictures... Will try this flavorful halwa soon

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  10. Is the dough in the first step similar to Chapathi dough consistency?

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  11. Is the dough in the first step similar to Chapathi dough consistency?

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  12. Yes, it is the dough but should be knead to a very stiff consistency.

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  13. Can get some rite now,yummy glossy halwa.

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  14. wooow....drooling here..Looks awesome n so tempting!!!

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  15. Gosh! Looks like you are already prepped up for Diwali! The halwa looks dark and delish!

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  16. Anaother super yummy sweet from you ! This is one halwa I love.

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  17. YUMMY RECIPE.....PADHU..Can we use the batter used for making khodhumai dosa instead of making stiff dough and ten soaking it for hours ten dissolving it.

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  18. First time visiting this blog...tried this recipe and came out very well. Thanks Padhu!

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  19. Hi,
    I have a doubt, you say make a stiff dough with approximately 1/4 of ? with 1tsp of water. I guessed it could be ghee, since you say add remaining ghee later, please clarify.

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  20. Make a stiff dough with water. You did not read it properly .I have written first "Heat a heavy bottomed vessel or uruli, melt 1/4 cup of ghee, add the cow's milk and the wheat flour milk." Hope it it clear for you now

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  21. Hi there, I will try to make this recipe but I was wondering how long do you have to stir it? an hour? less? more?
    Thank you.

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  22. Thank you for this easy, step by step recipe. I just tried it out, and it came out very well. On a whim, I added a tiny bit of rose essence to one half of the halwa, and both halves taste divine. Thank you Paddu. Sumathi Mohan

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  23. i tried d halwa .i cooked til it leaves sides of pan.but getting gothumai smell(like raw gothumai smell after cooking more than half an hour).i used whole wheat atta.

    can u help me to get a good halwa.

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  24. Dear Kokila
    Actually you will not get raw gothumai smell at all. Some points I would like to say is
    1. You must soak that atta for minimum 3 hours.
    2. You must use fresh atta and not old stock ones.
    3. You must cook well, stirring continuously.
    4. Use good quality branded wheat flour.

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  25. I tried this halwa today.. It came out really well.. It was yummy.. Its time consuming bt worth a try.. Thanks for the recipe Padhu.. :)

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  26. Pavithra -Corn flour is added to thicken

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  27. dear padhu..i am going to try to make this halwa, can u tell me if the colour of the cooked halwa changes/deepens as it cools down, as shown in the pictures?

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  28. Hi Padhu
    Thx for the recipe.I tried it today it did not work out.I think my wheat flour milk was very heavy.My Halwa did not become glassy at all .

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  29. hi ...thanks for the recipe... It came good...just finished preparation n it tasted so well ...I was so happy...its perfect...

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  30. Hi Padhu,
    Thanks so much for the recipe posted (almost every one likes godhumai halwa).
    Looks very very flowing and smooth.
    I have a small doubt.
    Can maida be a replacement for cornflour?
    Regards
    Mahalakshmi

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    1. Mahalakshmi - For godhumai halwa/wheat flour halwa, you cannot replace cornflour with maida as it will not give the glossy texture or the same results.

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    2. Thanks so much for the prompt reply.
      Maha

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  31. Hi padhu, today we tried halwa but it doesn't look glossy and it is stiff to . Can you please tell me how to solve this mistakes

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    1. Cornflour gives that glossy look. You must add enough ghee. Chances are you might have overcooked.

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  32. Thank you Padhu.. I tried this and I got accolades from my relatives.. It came out really well.. Thanks for sharing the recipe

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  33. hi,thank you for the recipe. I tried it yesterday. I have one comment - i wish you had mentioned at the beginning of your post that we would not be able to cut it into slices. I saw it too late and it was a bit of a disaster for me since I wanted to distribute this for Diwali.

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    1. My request to all readers is to read the recipe fully twice before preparing/starting it.

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  34. Hi Padhu

    I prepared this .... but the raw smell of wheat was existing... what would be the reason for it..... can you pls help me to correct it

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  35. Hi,

    I have tried this for diwali and it has come well.. Thanks for sharing..

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  36. Your recipe is great.Tried for my hubby's birthday and came out very well.Hats off Padhu!

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  37. I tried it twice and both the times halwa came out very well. This became my special sweet at home. Thank you Padhu

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