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Makar Sankranti 2019- Indulge Into Sweetness Of Tirunelveli Halwa

By: Pinki Sat, 12 Jan 2019 12:31 PM

Makar Sankranti 2019- Indulge Into Sweetness of Tirunelveli halwa

The melt-in-the-mouth halwa is a specialty of Tamil Nadu. It is ghee soaked goodness with cashew nuts. Makar Sankranti is known as Pongal in Tamil Nadu and is celebrated for four days.


Wheat milk (Extract): 1 cup
Sugar: 2 cups
Ghee: 3 cups
A few saffron strands
Finely chopped almonds / cashew / pista
Saffron food colouring: a few drops


* Soak broken wheat (Dahlia) in water for six hours and grind well

* Place the ground wheat in a soft/muslin cloth and extract milk.

* Place overnight and allow to ferment

* Remove standing water and retain the thick extract

* Pour the thick extract and sugar into a pan; stir well

* Add one cup of boiling water and one cup of ghee. Add a few drops of saffron food colouring (optional). You could also add a few drops of lime juice to lend a slightly tangy taste.

* Keep stirring on a low flame and add the remaining ghee slowly (this process should take you one hour)

* The mixture should leave the pan which means the halwa is ready.

* The extra ghee can be removed (This is usually not removed in the case of Tirunelveli Halwa)

* Pour in a greased plate, add saffron and chopped nuts.Cut into pieces.

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