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Milk Halwa

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As a kid, the only Halwa I was aware of, were the colourful Halwas I saw in almost all bakeries in Kerala. One could find huge blocks of Halwa in various colours like Black, Orange, Yellow and Green. I somehow never really liked them. Few years back during our Kerala visit, my MIL bought some Milk Halwa from Indian Bakery near our place. On her insistence, I tasted a piece with much reluctance. To my surprise, I loved it and ended up having a couple more pieces. This Halwa was something different.
The other day while talking to my SIL who was in Kerala for a short trip, we happened to discuss about the Halwa. As luck would have it, she had a packet right in front of her. She listed out the ingredients. The only thing I had to do was to find the proportion. On searching the net, I came across a recipe from A tasty Challenge. The only change I made was to completely omit Sago. Also I halved the recipe as this was my first attempt. The best part was when J’s cousin dropped in unexpectedly. While serving the Halwa, I asked them to guess what it is. Pat came the reply “Milk Halwa”… Yippee !!!

 

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Milk Halwa
Course Desserts
Cuisine kerala
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
piece
Ingredients
Course Desserts
Cuisine kerala
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
piece
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Take flour in a bowl.
  2. Pour water into it and mix well.
  3. Strain the mixture into a pan.
  4. Cook the mixture on medium heat, stirring continuously, till it thickens.
  5. Carefully add milk, a little at a time, making sure no lumps are formed.
  6. Continue cooking till flour no longer tastes raw.
  7. When the mixture starts to boil, add the sugar and milkmaid.
  8. If you want more sweetness, add more sugar/condensed milk.
  9. Add ghee and continue cooking, stirring continuously.
  10. You will see the colour of the mixture changing from off white to golden brown gradually.
  11. When the mixture becomes thick, add the cardamom powder and mix well.
  12. After a few minutes, add cashew nuts and mix well.
  13. Cook till the mixture leaves the side of the pan and forms a mass and have a glazed look. You can spot drops of ghee along the sides.
  14. Transfer the mixture to a greased plate/tray.
  15. Level it with a greased spoon.
  16. Allow to cool.
  17. Cut into desired shape.
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  1. Ria Samuel says:

    Seeing all these colorful halwas at Kerala bakeries always gave me the feeling that it is something that never can be made at home. The food blogging world makes everything look so simple. I have not tasted milk Halwa ever – it does not look complicated either. Makes me want to taste one

  2. Mareena Jerrish says:

    They can definitely be made at home..a bit laborious though. The process is simple but needs lot of stirring 🙂

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