Hello friends hope all are doing good.Firstly am really sorry for not posting any recipe for so long time. I was tied up with some personal work and also had to visit my home town. We had a wonderful time with our near and dear ones and not to forget got lot of goodies too.
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. Am a big fan of both and when ever we visit my home town 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 who once had seen making it in his friends house.
So here’s my take on Kerala Halwa. Hope you all enjoy it.
- 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 if chopped unsalted nuts of your choice.
- Few drops of vanilla essence.
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 in kitchen counter for one whole day.
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 so that it doesn’t turn out too sour.
Now on the same day evening take this mixture of flour and water in a wide mouthed pan add food color and place it on a medium flame. Stir continuesly till the mixture become thick. 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. 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 demold it and chop in desired shape.