Saturday, October 03, 2009

Atte ka Halwa – Wheat Flour Halwa

 During My First Week @ The Foodie’s hometown, I was told about this tradition where the New Bahu prepares Halwa for family members. I was like “Okiess Cool !!” - But I knew two types of Halwa:

  • One – Halwa = Black Pompfret Fish (in marathi)
  • Two – Sweet Halwa = Gajar cha or Dudhi cha Halwa or for that matter rava/sooji halwa.

Obviously being Marwadi Bahu the first option was bowled out ! So I concluded it must be sweet halwa. And I was so not sure confident of my cooking skills that even if I tried to prepare sweet halwa I just hoped it doesn’t turn out looking like my dear fish Halwa. :-SS

Anyways it was just a mentioned tradition, as at the end my MIL prepared this Atte ka Halwa and I just stirred. But everyone at his place appreciated me and as always I loved the Attention :)IMG_2468

Now I am a PRO to prepare it :D .. It doesn’t require many ingredients neither it takes much time to prepare this – I took about 10 mins. MIL had mentioned that this is one of the easiest sweet dish which can be prepared on adhoc basis for any guests. The Foodie says this is one of the heavy breakfast which he used to have during whole day college. True to him , its very heavy dish as its loaded with loads n loads of Desi Ghee so obviously it has to be Tasty ! :">

Caution:If you go to gymn regularly and if you are comfortable with the biceps-triceps workout then you can prepare this dish very easily. Cos you require whole lot of strength to stir the Atta – Wheat flour. #:-S

You Need:

  • Wheat Flour (Atta): 1 cup
  • Desi Ghee: 1/2 cup (My MIL uses 1 cup – And it really tastes WoW – but I just cant put so much of ghee , just looking at the qty increased couple of my pounds)
  • Sugar: 1/4 cup
  • Water: About 1 to 1 n half cup
  • Dry Fruits: Almonds, Cashews, Raisins - grinded fine powder to mix
        • Also for Garnishing – keep the dry fruits in boiling water for couple of mins to make them soft. IMG_2457
  • Cardamom powder : 1/2 tsp - (As making cardamom powder is mixer is a bit difficult i mix it with some sugar and put it in Mixer/Grinder)

You Do:

  1. Heat Ghee in Kadhai
  2. Within couple of minutes mix the Atta with the ghee. Stir Vigorously. Roast it appropriately till it changes it color to dark brown.
  3. Add Water. Stir Vigorously – once again. (– do not stop even if your hand pains ;) ) Jokes apart the stirring is quite important as if not done appropriately small lumps are created which are hard to remove later. Atte Ka Halwa
  4. Mix till Awesome Heavenly Aroma releases. Then add sugar, cardamom powder and fine powder of dry fruits. Stir Vigorously – once again. :D
  5. Within few minutes ghee drifts apart from the wheat soft lump. Consider it done then.

I had prepared this as one of the naivedya to Ganpati @ our place. Else I also prepare it as breakfast – prepare small qty as its really very heavy!



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  1. Atte ka halwa is delicious!! Oh, you reminded me about that other halwa i.e. black pomfret!!!Slurp!:-D

  2. @Meera,
    Yeah, infact whenever I even say the word 'Halwa' - the first thing that comes to my mind Pomfret.

  3. Looks so good, wish I could taste it!

  4. New recipe...never heard of this one but looks really good...

  5. @Sireesha,
    Thanks, do try it :)

  6. thanks a lot dear, i was searching for this halwa..have bookmarked it..will try for diwali

  7. This recipe is new to me Kanchan. Halwa looks yumm and gr8 entry for the events.
    You have some awards waiting in my blog. Pl collect.

  8. Lovely pictures and delicious halwa Kanchan...yum :)

  9. Must try out this Halwa. . . . .

  10. luks yummy..
    pls check my ongoing event "Diwali 2009" on my blog..

    Thank u

  11. @Gita,
    Thanks, do try :)

    Yeah will try sending you an entry !

  12. @Madhavi,
    Thanks for dropping by...Would love to see you often ;)

    Thanks a Lot for sharing these Awards! Me overwhelmed :)

  13. I am a great fan of any type of halwa (not that pompfret fish, though!!) Yours look so inviting!

    BTW, pls collect your award from my blog dear! it is waiting :)

  14. I got new recipe for diwali.looks yummy

  15. @Rohini,
    Thanks a lot for award ! Me very happy :)

    @my kitchen,
    Do try it out and let me know.

  16. woww..this is amazing..and garnished a new comer to your blog..i just loved all snaps you have uploaded.. :)

  17. Very New to me Kanchan!!!Liked ur algorthimic presentation.

    Congratulations on being featured in the Budding blogger series...

  18. @Lena,
    Thanks Lena, hope to see u around often.

    Thank you.

  19. Halwa looks delicious and nicely garnished!

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