Gothambu halwa | Atta halwa | Flour halwa | Kukskitchen

This one is close to my heart as it is one of the first sweets I made, and I was in school. Those days my brother  would eat anything I made and was my critic. Me, my sis and my mum would try all sorts of things in our kitchen in Trivandrum. He has got a more sophisticated palate now. My SIL is an amazing cook herself. :-)

The only slight change I made was to add dark muscovado sugar for that extra colour and taste.

Gothambu halwa: Flour halwa atta halwa




Ingredients


Chappathi flour - 2 cups
Ghee - 1 1/2 cups
Castor sugar - 1 1/2 cups
Dark muscovado sugar - 1 cup
Cloves - 3
Cardamom - 5
Water - 8 cups
Rose water - 2 drops
Cashewnuts - 8-10

Method


- Dry fry cloves and cardamom till they release their oils.

- Boil sugar with water in a sauce pan till sugar dissolves

- Add ghee to a non-stick pan and saute flour in it with the whole spices and fry till flour turns light brown.
Gothambu halwa: Flour halwa


- Now add the sugar syrup and stir well to make sure no lumps are formed.

Gothambu halwa: Flour halwa

- Add dark muscovado sugar and at this stage use a sputter guard. :-) Stit till till the mixture lets itself off the edges of the pan
Gothambu halwa: Flour halwa

- Spread on a ghee smeared plate add rose water and garnish with roasted cashews.
Gothambu halwa: Flour halwa

- Cut them in to desired shapes and serve warm.

Tips:

- Try using plain flour and avoid muscovado sugar for a light brown halwa.

Gothambu halwa: Flour halwa atta halwa

Cheers

Sherin Deepu

10 comments:

  1. I always know I am in for an absolute treat when I stop by here!

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  2. Thank u dear. Have u tired indian sweets much cquek?

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  3. So delicious Sherin :) love the way they have turned out, can I say half sinful???

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  4. Looks super delicious and can I say half sinful???

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  5. delectable n delicious :)

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  6. thanks dears.

    Priya, full of sin ;-)

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  7. looks soo delectable n delicious :)

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  8. Wow..Yummy tempting Halwa..

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  9. Wow the Halwa looks awesome, looks like the one you get from 'Best bakery' (famous bakers in kottayam)!!! Got to try that for sure!!!

    Check out FlavZCorner

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    1. Yeah... looks similar doesnt it. Not sure how they make theirs. I am married to Pala. :)

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