Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wholewheat And Almond Halwa

Know What you Eat:: This simple to make and nutrition packed wholewheat halwa needs no introduction. Its made with (Aatta) wholewheat flour which we use to make Roti, Parathas etc. I have a tremendous sweet tooth, so you see I am never out of one..I make ‘wheat halwa’ a.k.a ‘aatte ka halwa’ on the days I make ghee at home. Mainly because I do not like the idea of all that ghee stuck to the wok, going waste! Also because I love the burnt milk solids which settle at the bottom of the kadhai after ghee is strained. My mom used to roast atta till browned and mix it with jaggery, after the ghee was removed and we used love that!

Jaggery (Panela) not only tastes great, easy to make and very easy on your waist line.It is a "natural" sweetener made by the concentration of sugarcane juice WITHOUT the use of any chemicals / synthetic additives or preservatives. It contains an enormous wealth of minerals / protein / vitamins and iron.

Few associated facts:
  • Women who eats whole grains weigh less.
  • It substantially lower type 2 diabetes.
  • Wheat is high in dietary fibre, and manganese.
  • Helps prevent gallstones.
  • Wheat bran is known to be an anti-cancer agent in women!
  • Healthy enough for kids and adults.

  • 1 C Wholewheat flour
  • 1-1/2 C Jaggery, crumbled
  • 1/4 - 1/2 C Ghee
  • 1 C Milk, warm
  • 1/2 C Water, warm or vice-versa.
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1/4 C Almonds, chopped lengthwise
  1. Heat ghee, and roast the wheat flour till it releases a heavenly aroma. Roast till the color changes to a nice dark shade of red brown. If you do not roast well it will become lumpy and hard.
  2. Now add water, mil, jaggery and keep stirring to prevent forming into lumps.
  3. Once mixed thoroughly, cover lid and cook it for 5- 7 minutes. Keep checking halwa, if you see its turning hard add a bit of ghee and or milk and stir.
  4. Finally, add powder cardamom and almonds.
  5. Serve warm! 
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Raji said...

This halwa instantly reminds me of my mum..she makes aata ka halwa but with sugar..your recipe is a keeper and it is so healthy in winters. Neat click too.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

using jaggery instead of sugar is a must follow one.. n with whole grains they r so yumm..

Julie said...

Delicious n healthy halwa,yum yum!!

Erivum Puliyum

Charu Srivastava said...

mouthwatering...i m already craving for it

Sharmilee! :) said...

This is such a healthy and yummy halwa..looks yum

divya said...

Mouthwatering halwa.......hmmmm yummy yummy

Nish said...

Good post of a halwa, especially during winters!
Have I ever told you I love your informative 'know what you eat' section?! :)

Madhavi said...

Mast mast halwa :))

Priya said...

Seriously i would like to have few spoons rite now,irresistible halwa..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum! and healthy too...

jeyashrisuresh said...

nice and interesting recipe. Must taste yum

PriyaVaasu said...

an Healthy indulgence!!! looks yum!!!

Prathima Rao said...

One of my fav..You have made it even more healthy by adding jaggery!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

SM said...

tasty dish

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