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December 31, 2008

Milk Halwa|Paal Halwa - Diwali Sweets Recipes

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This is the first sweet which got me a good name from my Hubby dear, my in-laws & relatives. So I decided to have this as my first post. I must thank my friend Shalini for teaching me this yummy recipe. This is very easy to make. It is different from milk kesari in ratio, method of preparation as well as taste.It tastes similar to paal khova.Recently I tasted milk halwa from a sweet stall and modified the recipe slightly to get grainy consistency. Do try it and let me know your feedback. Lets see how to make milk halwa using simple ingredients & method with step by step photos !

Milk halwa recipe / Paal halwa


Milk halwa recipe / Paal halwa How to make milk halwa - Easy halwa recipes
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 2-3
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 200ml
  • Milk - 2 cups
  • Sugar - 1 cup (I used 2 tbsp less)
  • Ghee - 1/2 cup
  • Rava/Sooji/semolina - 1/4 cup
  • Cashews - 5 nos
  • Curd – 1 tsp ( optional, to get grainy consistency)
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp ( optional)
METHOD

  • Fry the cashew with a tsp of ghee and keep it aside.
    Take the unboiled (raw) milk in a heavy bottomed kadai & add all the items into it except cashew & cardamom powder. Check for sugar and add more if necessary or else add milk if sugar is more. No problem about the ratio of rava/sooji. It should be minimum.
  • Keep it on the flame, Stir the mixture slowly till it reduces to half. But make sure u stir it at regular intervals to avoid lumps and sticking.
  • Once it becomes thick ,simmer the flame, add the cardamom powder & curd (if using)  and stir it continuously.
  • At one stage it will become non-sticky and it starts leaving the sides. Switch off the flame.
  • Grease the plate with little ghee and spread the halwa into it. Decorate with fried cashew nuts and enjoy !! It will set as it cools down.Milk halwa is ready to serve hot. It  stays good only for ONE DAY without refrigeration.


Note
  • Use thick, full fat milk for rich taste. For flavoring u can add saffron or vanilla essence instead of cardamom. U can try this recipe in microwave oven too.For 700w , keep it for 20 mins & stir for every 3-4 minutes.
  • Here I have mentioned 1 cup of sugar. But I used little less than 1 cup (may be 2 tsp less).So depending upon the sweetness you need,increase the quantity of sugar. Food Color is not necessary. If u need, u can dissolve saffron in little hot milk and add it.
  • Sooji is used to give thickness to the halwa.
  • Do not stir the halwa for long time,it will become chewy.So remove it as soon as it starts to leave the sides of pan and looks thick. It will set only after it cools down completely.
Enjoy this yummy, creamy halwa at home ! Kids would love it for sure !!


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1 comment :

  1. hi chitra , sweet looks beautiful and will taste yummy i think.i was just browsing through archives and found this recipe.surely i will try this soon.

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