Aate Ka Halwa (Kada Prasad)
Aate Ka Halwa or wheat halwa is a popular Indian sweet dish made with whole wheat flour. This 4 – ingredient sweet dish is also served as a Kada Prasad in all the Gurudwara’s (Sikh Temple) worldwide.
Servings: 4 adults
- 1 Cup whole wheat flour (gehun atta)
- 1 Cup clarified butter (ghee)
- 1 Cup granulated white sugar
- 4 Cup water
In a heavy bottom flat pan heat ghee. Add flour and start roasting it over low heat turn till the color of flour is deep brown and a sweet roasted aroma is released. This usually takes 10 - 15 minutes over low heat.
Keep stirring the flour while roasting for even coloring and avoid burning.
Meanwhile, boil the water and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat till sugar is nicely dissolved in water. Simmer the sugar syrup over low heat till flour is nicely roasted. Add a teaspoon of cardamom powder for taste and aroma (optional).
Add the warm sugar syrup slowly to the roasted flour. Keep stirring the mixture continuously in a circular clockwise motion to avoid any lump formation (refer video).
Stir and cook the halwa till it absorbs all the sugar syrup (refer video). Cover and cook for a minute over low heat. After a minute, turn off the heat. Garnish with sliced almonds, if you prefer.
Serve Aate Ka Halwa warm.
- Heavy Bottom or a heavy-duty flat pan to make the halwa especially for perfectly roasting the wheat flour.
- It is always best to use wheat flour with coarse texture to make halwa or you can use freshly milled wheat flour instead of packaged one.
- Use 100% pure wheat flour and not mixed or multigrain flour for this recipe.
- Slow roasting is the key step in making a deep brown color halwa. Always slow roast wheat flour over a low-medium flame while continuously stirring it.
- Do not give up on flour until a nice, nutty aroma is released and the color of the wheat flour is changed from pale white to light brown like a biscuit.
- If you are adding cardamom powder or saffron, mix them in sugar syrup.
- Continuously stir the halwa after adding the sugar syrup to avoid any lump formation. The consistency of wheat halwa is spoon dropping.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 690kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 50g | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg