Black Halwa

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READY IN: 8hrs 30mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Add 2 cups of water to the flour and knead well to make a soft dough.
  • Add another 18 cups of water to the dough and make a loose batter.
  • Strain the batter and keep aside for a few hours.
  • Drain off the clear water from the top.
  • Melt molasses in 3 cups of water.
  • Strain and keep aside.
  • Extract milk from the grated coconut, adding 6 cups of water.
  • Keep aside.
  • Pour the flour batter, molasses syrup and the coconut milk into a pan.
  • The consistency of the mixture should be like that of fresh milk.
  • Boil the mixture stirring constantly.
  • When it is quite thick, add half the ghee and continue to stir.
  • Add ghee in small quantities now and then until the mixture is almost one lump.
  • Now add nutmeg and cardamom powder and also 1/2 the cashewnuts.
  • Stir well and remove from flame when the ghee leaves the sides.
  • Spread the halwa on a greased tray.
  • Sprinkle cashew nuts on top.
  • Cut into desired shapes when cool.
  • Serve.
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