Try this smooth, sweet pudding made with whole wheat flour that is popular in Northern India.
By Dassana Amit
- 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
- ? to ¾ cup ghee
- ¾ to 1 cup sugar or as required
- 3 cups water
- 1 tbsp whole cashews, optional
- heat the ghee in a kadai or pan.
- take the sugar and water in another pan.
- keep this pan on a medium to high flame and let the solution come to a boil.
- after keeping the sugar and water in the other pan, add the whole wheat flour to the hot ghee in the kadai or pan.
- fry stirring continuously till the color changes of the flour and you get the aroma of roasted whole wheat flour.
- keep on stirring to ensure even browning.
- in the meanwhile keep your eyes also on the sugar solution.
- if the mixture starts to boil, then lower the flame and let it simmer.
- the atta or whole wheat flour should turn golden and give a good fragrance. plus also begin to release ghee.
- increase the flame to high for the sugar solution to bubble and when it starts to bubble in a matter of seconds, immediately add it to the hot semolina mixture.
- be careful as the mixture has the tendency to splutter.
- continue to stir with all your hand force, so that no lumps are formed.
- the halwa will absorb water and continue to thicken quickly.
- keep on stirring. so that lumps are not formed.
- when its semi thick or thick like a sooji halwa, switch off the fire.
- serve atte ka halwa hot or warm.
Dassana never intended to start a food blog. She never ever thought about blogging in her wildest of dreams. Her only passion in her life was meditation. As she went deeper in meditation, she realized that her inborn gift of cooking delicious & healthy food needs some creative expression. So she started her blog " Veg Recipes of India " as an outcome of creative flowing energy. Now she has also combined her another gift i.e photography with cooking. When not blogging & food photographing - she works as a web developer and seo expert.