Monday, October 10, 2011

Wheat Halwa (Tirunelveli Gothumai Halwa)


 Wheat halwa which is called as Tirunelveli halwa in Tamil nadu is a regional speciality sweet in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. Wheat halwa is served mostly in marriages in Tamil nadu and more over it is a basic sweet in tea shops and in sweet stalls. Soft and sweet halwa tastes awesome when served fresh and hot. A favourite sweet for all ages. Try this south Indian regional sweet gothumai halwa and Enjoy Cooking!!!

Ingredients:

Wheat                                      1 kg.
Sugar                                       1 kg.
Lime juice of                            1 no

Cashewnuts(chopped)             100 gms.
Cardamoms(powdered)           5 nos.
Ghee                                        ½ kg.
Red food colour                       1 tsp

Procedure:

1. Soak wheat in water for 3 days and then grind it to a fine paste.
2. Add 4 litres of water to the ground paste and strain with a muslin cloth. Keep this paste stationery in a vessel overnight.
3. Remove out the water on the surface of the paste and keep it aside.
4. Add enough water to make this paste to about 2 1/2 cups.
7. Prepare a syrup with the sugar, lime juice and a little water mixed with food colour.
8. Add syrup to the wheat paste and cook it in a thick bottomed wide vessel over a
medium flame and stir continuously till you get a semi-solid consistency.
9. Add ghee little by little and continue stirring till the paste leaves the sides of the vessel.
10.Now add chopped cashewnuts and powdered cardamom and mix well.
11. Remove from heat and transfer on a greased tray.
12. Serve hot 

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