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Wheat Halwa

Whole Wheat (wheat grains) – 1 cup
Sugar – 2 cups (You can increase to suit your taste)
Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
Ghee – 5 tablespoons (You can increase if you like)
Saffron colour or Saffron strands – 1 pinch or abt 5

For Garnish:
Choice of nuts roasted in ghee


Wash and soak the wheat grains in water for 12 hrs.

Then drain wheat and add 1 cup of water and grind in mixie. Strain through a sieve to get the thick milk. Add another cup of water and grind it for another 2 mins. Strain and repeat process till you get the husk left behind. Repeat if needed.

Heat a heavy bottom pan or Kadai. Add the sugar and the milk and cook on slim. Its very important to cook in sim, else it will get lumps. Only mistake I did was to let it unattended when the wheat milk started gathering. Then I had to press it down to remove the lumps.

You got to keep stirring continuously, until the milk starts thickening. Add the saffron and cardamom powder. Then add the Ghee. Keep stirring and cooking on sim. Its done when you can roll the halwa into a ball.

But you also should see if the ghee is oozing out on the sides. Add the nuts and mix well.

The consistency is very important if you want to cut them into shapes.

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