Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halwasan


If you remember the geography of India, you may remember Khambat for the gulf of Khambat but I remember it for its delectable Halwasan. It's a delicious sweet made from paneer and broken wheat flavored with nutmeg and garnished with char magaz. I did not make this Halwasan myself but our Maharaj - MIL's chef, shared his recipe with me.


Halwasan
Ingredients
1 litre Whole Milk
1 tbsp plain yogurt
1/4 cup broken wheat
2 tbsp ghee/clarified butter/
2 1/2 cups sugar
2-3 cardamoms, seeds crushed
1/4 nutmeg, grated
1 tbsp char magaz or slivers of almonds & pistachios

Method
1. Grind the broken wheat in a grinder till it becomes a coarse powder. Set aside
2. Bring milk to boil. Add curds to the boiling milk to make the Paneer/Indian cottage cheese as described here.
3. Take out paneer and keep on a low flame.
4. Heat ghee/clarified butter. Roast coarse broken wheat powder till light brown.
5. Add roasted wheat to the paneer. Stir well.
6. Now add sugar. Keep on stirring on a low flame till it thickens.
7. When it gets a dough like consistency, add nutmeg and cardamom powders. Mix well.
8. Remove from gas. Let it cool for some time.
9. Roll into small spheres and then flatten each sphere.
10. Garnish with char magaz or almonds/pistachios slivers.

Note -
I found another recipe on the net here.

This post is my contribution to Sunshine Mom's celebration of Color - Brown.

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