Monday, April 11, 2011

Aate ka halwa or Kada prashad (Wheat pudding)

Aate ka halwa is the main offering for ashtami or navmi feast during Navratri. It is also called as kada prashad and is mainly served in all Gurdwaras.

Approx. 4 servings

  • Wheat flour (aata) – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Desi ghee (clarified butter) – 1 cup
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Almonds – 1/4 cup sliced
  • Almonds – 1 tbsp sliced for garnish

  1. In a pan, at medium-high heat add ghee. Now add wheat flour to it. Mix well. Keep the heat medium low.
  2. Now in another pan, dissolve 1 cup sugar in 1 cup water on low heat. Stir it till all the sugar is dissolved. Turn the heat off.
  3. Keep stirring the wheat flour with ghee on medium low heat, till it turns golden brown and produces good aroma. Keep an eye on it otherwise it burns quickly.
  4. Now add already made sugar syrup carefully to the pan and keep stirring. It all becomes thick and starts leaving the sides. All happens very quickly.
  5. Add sliced almonds to the halwa and it is ready.
Garnish it with 1 tbsp sliced almonds and serve warm.

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