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Wheat Halwa | Tirunelveli Halwa Recipe | Diwali Recipe

Wheat Halwa | Tirunelveli Halwa Recipe | Diwali Recipe

I heard a lot about Tirunelveli Halwa but tasted it only when my colleague from Thirunelveli joined my team and every time he goes to India this halwa comes back with him in kilos from the famous Thirunelveli Lruttukadai ( Iruttukadai translates to dark shop).  Well this seems to be the most famous shop selling this halwa and been for generations.  Ofcourse along with this shop story there are plenty of other story we would gossip but we shall not go there.  Frankly speaking I’m not a big fan of halwa specially store ones as it’s too sweet for me, whenever my colleague will pass me the halwa pack I will give to some friends.  Well you think then why on earth I make this halwa, it was meant for one of my other colleague to whom unfortunately I couldn’t pass this!

Tirunelveli Halwa Wheat Halwa Recipe1
What my colleague gets from this famous shop looks like exactly this in colour and texture so if you think why the halwa is not in orange/yellow or red colour then I haven’t seen this halwa in those colour personally, here I did what I have seen n tasted.  You can use any food colour of your choice no argue about it.  I made this during night so no stepwise pictures this time. Try this recipe during this Diwali season and wow your family and friends.
And ya, this happens to be my 250th post, yahh I have come this far.  Thanks to readers, bloggers and friends for your support.
Wheat Berrie Halwa  Atta ka halwa

Ingredients:
Wheat Berries/Whole Wheat – 1 Cup
Sugar – 2 Cups [ I used 1.5 cups]
Water – 1/2 cup
Cashewnuts – 1/4 cup
Ghee – 3/4 Cup
Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp
Food Colour – a pinch [ I used mix of orange and red]

Tirunelveli Halwa Wheat Halwa Godhumai Halwa Recipe
Method:
1. Clean, rinse and soak wheat berries with enough water for minimum of 8 hours or for 24hours.  I soaked for around 15 hours.
2. Rinse again soaked wheat and grind in grinder/mixer or blender with water until it become coarse paste white in colour.  Use a sieve to filter and extract milk in a bowl.  Repeat the step again, grind the remaining fibrous wheat with water and extract milk, discard the remaining wheat. 
3. Cover the bowl and let it ferment overnight. 
4. In a heavy bottom pan (pressure cooker works best here) add water and sugar, cook on medium flame and prepare 1 thread consistency sugar syrup.  Add food colour and mix well.
~ To check sugar syrup consistency, after sugar dissolves in water and starts to boil keep stirring the mix.  Dip hand in a bowl of water, then touch the sugar syrup with index finger (careful not to get burn as it will be very hot).  Press index and thumb finger together and slowly move the fingers apart you can see a string forming between fingers this means our sugar syrup is ready. If not, let syrup cook for a minute more and do the checking process again. 
4.  Once sugar syrup is ready reduce flame to slow and add extracted milk slowly and keep stirring.  This is the important part we can’t stop the stirring process.  Once it thicken slightly, add cardamom powder and 1 tbsp of ghee and keep stirring.
5. After each minute of stirring add 1 tbsp of ghee and stir again repeat this until you use 3/4 cup to 1 cup of ghee each time adding only 1 tbsp of ghee.  After around 20-25 minutes the halwa will be glossy, forms a mass and doesn’t stick to pan anymore then it’s done.  Add cashew and stir again well. 
Would you like to have some?

Godhumai Halwa Recipe Diwali Recipes
If you want to cut into pieces then pour the halwa on a greased plate while it’s still hot and allow it cool then cut in desire shape.  But then it’s a halwa why we want to make the halwa in to burfi !  Anyways I tried to cut few pieces for you guys Smile

Tirunelveli Halwa Recipe
Yes, it sure a lengthy and tedious process but then if you like the halwa then it’s all worth it.  You can start with small quantity like 1/2 to 1 cup of wheat then doing in a large amount.

Whole Wheat Halwa Tirunelveli Halwa
Have a nice day ~~

45 comments:

  1. wow,great effort,looks fab. I will never dare to try rather get from shops hehe.
    Congrats on your 250th post,wish you hit many more fifties here ;)

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  2. wow congrats on ur 250th post dear,am speechless,amazing recipe and yummy halwa,very tempting clicks...

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  3. That was a real surprise...congrats on ur 250th post...again coincidence that its 250th post 4 us...
    very nicely done halwa..looks very very delicious..get that 4 me when u visit me..:)

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  4. COngrats on ur 250th post Priti, halwa looks super glossy,fantastic n simply inviting..

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  5. Congratulations1 Way to go and what better way to celebrate!

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  6. Yummy looking halwa...delicious looking

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  7. Congrats on your 250th post...awesome looking halwa...looks mouthwatering

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  8. Yummy recipe..my hubby's fav :)
    Congrats for the 250th Post! Keep rocking :)

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  9. COngrats Priti and what a perfectly yummy way to celebrate it. Perfectly made halwa.
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  10. what a beautiful recipe and so well presented. congrats on your 250th post.

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  11. congrats priti!all the best!
    halwa looks yummy n delicious...i love tirunelveli halwa..especially the smoothness...yum yum!

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  12. Hi priti halwa looks delicious and luv the texture..one of my favourite...

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  13. The halwa has such a lovely color to it. Congrats on the 250th post ..

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  14. Thats a real yummy looking dish:)

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  15. i tried homemade halwa in my friend's place and asked her for the recipe , but since it was very elaborate i gave up.great effort priti and nicely done too.congrats on ur 250th post wish u many more to come

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  16. Congrats on ur 250th post and wishing u many more dear...
    love this halwa lot...
    looks delicious and very tempting :)

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  17. congrats on ur 250th post..halwa looks mouthwatering..

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  18. Congrats Dear on your 250th post and really fantastic looking halwa. Best wishes for many more milestones to achieve.

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  19. Congrats for you 250th post.Wow ...halwa looks tempting,I make the halwa with maida since i don't get wheat berries.

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  20. YuMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy Halwa!!I too love this,your effort is remarkable and appreciated dear..Congrats on your 250th post and wish many more ..

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  21. Congrats on your 250th post.. This halwa is a perfect way to celebrate!

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  22. Congrats on your 250th post! I have eaten tirunelvelli halwa quite a lot...thru same means....colleague travelling to tirunelveli has no choice but to come back with this:-)! You have deftly made the exact replica version of it...wish I could grab some!

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  23. Perfectly done,looks divine,drooling here..

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  24. Wow I am drooling here. Love sweets of any kind and the sticker and harder to make the better they taste.
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  25. congrats on your 250th past..great job dear..
    halwa looks really yumm...i just looooove tirunelveli halwa..yummm

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  26. wow, halwa looks yum, i had them lots when I was a kid when my aunt visited us from Tirunelveli..very addictive halwa..COngrats on 250th post dear..

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  27. I have never made it, but I know that is a lot of work, but I would like to try it as I have never tried as well. Yours looks very tempting.

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  28. This halwa means lot to me asI hail from Tirunelveli.Luv ur yumm blog of recipes.Following U Priti.

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  29. OMG, The secret behind this tempting delicious is revealed. Making me to drool much.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  30. I've awards waiting for you at my place...Please do collect them

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  31. Thanks for the recipe, so yummy looking, going to try.

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  32. It turns out fabulous! Congrats on your 250th post dear..


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  33. Congrats Priti!! And the halwa looks so goood..The color is just perfect..We always rely on store bought ones and never tried making them at home..Wish I was your neighbor!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  34. Yummy and mouth watering halwa looks inviting....congrats on your 250th post.

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  35. congrats dear...wish you many more to come...Love that halwa..Thanks for the recipe dear..

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  36. Never tried making this..halwa looks too tempting...congrats on ur 250th post.

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  37. I've never tried it but it sounds really good. Have a great weekend!

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  38. I used to love this when I was a kid..and for the longest time this was the only "halwa" I knew of. :)

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  39. Congrats on ur 250th post. This is my all time fav halwa..... slurp! slurp! slurp!

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  40. yummy looking halwa..nice clicks..:)

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  41. I am not a sweet person but love this Tirunelveli halwa, the sweet turned out perfectly!

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  42. lovely and tempting recipe.. planning to try this coming friday

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  43. TRied this recipe. Came out well. But as glossy as yours with ghee flowing out of the bowl, yet taste was just the same..

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