Diet or appetite? Which one is to be set out first? This dessert apparently serves both.
Craving something sugary after a good wholesome meal?
Here is a great healthier option for you. Make this dessert when unexpectedly attacked by hunger pangs. Sugar craving is something normal as long as it doesn’t strike more often. This recipe is tried during one such instance and surprisingly became our favorite dessert. This dessert is soo delicious. Although it is prepared effortlessly, it assuredly satiates the sweet craving and keeps the starvation at bay.
What’s so special about halwa?
Halwa is basically a dessert item made of ghee-toasted flour which is simmered in any of the sugary syrup and further topped and garnished with roasted dry fruits. Suji Halwa, Milk Halwa, Wheat Halwa, Dry fruits halwa, Carrot halwa are some of the most popular varieties. They are also known for their melt-in-mouth texture. Halwa can even be flavored with cardamom powder if you like its flavor.
This halwa is made of well-toasted aromatic wheat flour and jaggery. The ghee-roasted cashews in the silky smooth halwa make each bite enjoyable. Wheat and jaggery make this dessert guilt-free. Having said that, mindful consumption of sweets and desserts prepared using any form of sugar does a little good to our body.
Healthy Wheat halwa
- 3/4 Cup Jaggery powder
- 11/2 Cup Water
- 1/2 Cup Ghee
- 10 Cashew whole
- 3/4 Cup Wheat flour
- 1 /2 Tsp Cardamom powder
- Firstly, Take the jaggery powder in a saucepan and add water.
- Bring it to a bowl and remove it from the stove. It doesn't have to be in any particular consistency. Strain and keep it ready.
- Take half of the ghee in a pan and allow it to melt.
- Add the cashews and roast them nicely to a golden brown.
- Remove cashews from the ghee. Now add the wheat flour to the remaining ghee.
- Toast the wheat flour well until you get a nice aroma from the toasted wheat flour.
- Add the jaggery syrup to the wheat flour and mix well.
- keep the flame on low and add jaggery syrup little by little to prevent lump formation.
- Add a tablespoon of ghee from the remaining 1/4 cup in a frequent interval. The halwa gets ready in 5 to 8 minutes.
- When you see smooth and silkier halwa, add the roasted cashews and serve hot.