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July 15, 2018

TE-A-ME ICE BREWS IN 5 FLAVORS - Product Review

 TE-A-ME ICED BREWS


Recently people from TE-A-ME Tea brand approached me to review their newly launched ice brews. TE-A-ME is a growing tea brand in India. TE-A-ME Teas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TE-A-ME_Teas) is a part of Madhu Jayanti International, launched in 2014. Madhu Jayanti International Ltd is a 75 years old food and beverage company based in Kolkata. TE-A-ME Teas comes in 20 flavors within 5 ranges like Signature Black tea, Natural Green tea, Wellness Tea, Fruit and Flower Herbal infusions and Aromatic spice teas.

Today July 15th 2018, TE-A-ME is launching a range of ice brews. It comes in 5 different flavors namely Lemon, Wild Berry, Peach, Mint green and Lychee. These ice brews are a delicious blend of fruits and herbs. They are healthy, all-natural without any artificial colors, no added sugar, gluten free and Non GMO. The concept of ice brews is to make our drinking water more interesting and flavorful. Its a no boil recipe. It can be brewed in few minutes just by using cold water. You can call this as flavored tea.

TE-A-ME ICED BREWS IN 5 FLAVORS

They sent me a COMBO pack of all the 5 flavors to try. Packaging was so good & neat. As we are a big fan of iced lemon tea, I started with it. As mentioned in the pack, it was so easy to make under few minutes. All we need is to just dip the tea bag in cold water for 5 minutes to infuse the flavor, taste and color. You can serve it adding ice cubes as you wish. If you like, you can make this tea in hot water as well.  No sugar or honey is required for this ice brews. It tastes naturally sweet and so refreshing. Sendhil and myself loved it very much.  Sendhil wanted to carry them to office and travel to have it during teatime. If you are bored with green tea, you can have this fruit flavored tea for a change. I have tried lemon & lychee flavors. Both are good. Iam yet to try the other flavors. I will update this post whenever I make it. If you love iced tea recipes, you must try these 5 flavors of TE-A-ME TEAS. You can check out all their products in THIS LINK. Combo of all the 5 flavors ( please refer the above picture) in one packet is also available to try before you buy a specific range. As a launch offer, 10% discount is available for all theese ice brew ranges. Check it out and buy your favorite friends !

TE-A-ME LEMON ICED BREWS



HOW TO MAKE LEMON ICE BREWS

STEP 1 : Take a glass (250ml) of water.
TE-A-ME LEMON FLAVORED ICED BREWS
STEP 2: Take a pack of your favorite ice brews and cut open the pack.
TE-A-ME LEMON FLAVORED ICED BREWS
STEP 3: Dip the tea bag in water and stir well with a spoon. Rest for 5 minutes. Add ice cubes, garnish with mint leaves if you like. Consume immediately or serve later by refrigerating it.
TE-A-ME LEMON FLAVORED ICED BREWS


WHERE TO BUY

You can buy TE-A-ME tea products in their website, Amazon and Big basket. 

Enjoy your tea time with this delicious, healthy, fruit flavored ice brews ! You will love it. 

  TE-A-ME LEMON FLAVORED ICED BREWS

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June 29, 2018

Mawa Ladoo Recipe In Microwave – Khoya Laddu Recipe

Mawa ladoo recipe

My regular readers are well known of my Thursday Guru pooja and Friday Lakshmi pooja. For pooja neivedyam/prasad, I keep trying varieties of sweets. It may be traditional or unusual sweets, I am trying it every week. Last week I tried South Indian style easy peanut ladoo for my Thursday pooja. So this week I thought of trying some North Indian sweets. I prepared this easy, yummy mawa ladoo / khoya laddu in microwave following Nisha Madhulika’s recipe. Though its my first attempt, it came out really well. Its so easy and quick to make. Fuss free recipe ! Usually North Indians make Sooji khoya laddu, besan khoya ladoo, khoya coconut laddu and khoya dry fruits laddu. Apart from these laddu varieties, many of you would have tried khoya burfi or gulab jamun with khoya. Do try this khoya ladoo for a change. I am sure you will love it. Its tastes is similar to doodh peda. Ok, lets see how to make mawa ladoo recipe with step by step pictures. 
Khoya ladoo recipe

Mawa ladoo recipe / Khoya laddu in microwave


Mawa ladoo recipe / Khoya laddu in microwave

Mawa ladoo recipe in microwave


Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Sweets
Serves: 5 nos
Prep time: 2 Minutes
Cook time: 2 Minutes
Total time: 4 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

1 cup - 250ml
  • Unsweetened khoya / Mawa - 1/2 cup
  • Powdered sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Cashew nuts - few(roasted), Optional 

METHOD

  1. In a microwave bowl, take the khoya/ mawa.
  2. Crumble it slightly. Microwave in high power for 1 minute.
  3. Remove the bowl and stir it well.
  4. Microwave again for one minute. Remove, stir well and let it cool down.
  5. Add powdered sugar and cardamom powder. Shape into ladoo.
  6. Finish it within a day or two !

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Take the mawa/ khoya and measure 1/2 cup from it. Keep it in a microwave safe bowl. Crumble slightly. Cover the bowl with a microwave safe plate.
    mawa ladoo recipe
  • Microwave in high power ( 800w) for one minute.  Remove the bowl and stir the khoya with a spoon. Again cover it and microwave for one more minute in high power.
    mawa ladoo recipe
  • Remove the bowl and mix well. Khoya may be golden brown in color slightly. Do not panic. But make sure its not burnt. Transfer the khoya to a plate immediately and let it cool down completely.
    mawa ladoo recipe
  • In the mean time, take the sugar and 2 cardamom seeds in a mixie jar. Grind to smooth powder. Set aside.
    mawa ladoo recipe
  • Take the khoya and crumble it finely with your fingers. Add the powdered sugar to it and mix well. Check for taste and add more sugar if needed.  If using roasted cashews, add at this stage. I din't use it.
    mawa ladoo recipe
  • Take a portion of the khoya, roll tightly and make ladoo. Shape the laddu and serve immediately. Store in a box and enjoy for one or two days. This ladoo stays good for 2 days. It tastes more like doodh peda.  I decorated the ladoo by keeping a color dot and melon seed on top.
    mawa ladoo recipe
    Enjoy !

Note

  • Make sure not to burn the khoya while you microwave. If the power of microwave is more ( 900W or more) reduce the cooking time to 1 minute 30 seconds. Over cooking makes the khoya hard and chewy.
  • Adjust the quantity of powdered sugar based on your taste.
  • I feel 2:1 ratio of khoya and sugar is sufficient.
Do try this easy, yummy khoya ladoo and share your feedback with me !!
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June 8, 2018

Mango Custard Recipe - How To Make Mango Custard - Fruit Custard With Mango

Mango custard recipe
 Mango custard is an yummy variation of fruit custard recipe. Fruit custard is my family’s favorite dessert recipe. I make it at least once in a month during weekends If I make Biryani or any variety rice for lunch. Raksha love it like anything. Recently I came across this mango custard recipe. Tried for the first time and it came out very well. It was a big hit in my home. If you are looking for some interesting, fail proof dessert recipes with mango, do try this mango custard recipe. You will love it for sure. For variations, you can replace sugar with condensed milk. You can use store bought mango pulp too. But make sure to add the mango pulp after the custard mixture cools down else it may curdle. Also serve immediately after adding mango pulp  else it will become watery. Ok, Lets see how to make mango custard recipe with step by step pictures.
How to make mango custard recipe

Mango Custard Recipe - Fruit custard with mango


Mango Custard Recipe - Fruit custard with mango

Mango custard recipe using mango, custard powder, milk and sugar


Cuisine: Indian
Category: Indian Mango recipes
Serves: Serves 3 - 4
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

1 cup = 250ml
  • Boiled Full fat milk - 1/2 litre ( 500ml) / 2 cups
  • Sugar - 3 tbsp to 4 tbsp
  • Mango pulp / Puree - 1/4 cup ( I used puree of one mango)
  • Vanilla Custard powder - 1.5 to 2 tbsp
To Garnish
  • Chopped mango - Few
  • Chopped nuts - as needed ( I used almond, cashews)

METHOD

  1. Boil milk in a pan. Add sugar, mix well.
  2. Take some milk from the pan into a small bowl and add custard powder.
  3. Mix without lumps. Add to the hot milk and mix well.
  4. Switch off the flame and let it cool down in a refrigerator.
  5. Wash and peel the skin of ripe mango. Chop to cubes and reserve 2 tbsp from it.
  6. Grind the remaining to smooth pulp. Add the mango pulp to custard mixture.
  7. Mix gently. Garnish with chopped mango and nuts. Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve chilled. Enjoy !

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Wash and peel the skin of one ripe mango. Chop them into small cubes. Reserve 2 tbsp of chopped mango for garnishing the custard. Grind the remaining to a smooth puree without adding water. Measure 1/4 cup from it and set aside. Alternatively you can use store bought mango pulp too.

  • Take a wide pan or bowl and add the milk. Boil it. Add sugar and mix well. Boil in low flame.Mango custard recipe
  • Take 1/4 cup of boiled milk and add the custard powder. Mix without lumps.
    Mango custard recipe
  • Add this to the milk + sugar mixture. Mix well and boil in low flame till it starts to become thick. Check for taste, add more sugar if needed and boil for a minute. Switch off the flame. Custard is ready.
     Mango custard recipe
  • Refrigerate the custard till it cool down completely. It becomes even more thick after refrigeration. Just before serving, take the custard and add the mango pulp. Mix well and transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with reserved mango cubes and chopped nuts.
    Mango custard recipe
  • Serve immediately. Enjoy !

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of sugar based on your taste. Check for taste and add more if needed.
  • After adding custard powder mixed with milk, boil till it becomes slightly thick else it smells raw.
  • Do not rest the custard for long time after adding the mango pulp. It will become watery.
  • Remember to add mango pulp only after custard mixture cool down completely. It may curdle if you add when hot.
  • You can adjust the consistency of custard as you wish.
  • You can add more mango pulp if you like. 

Easy, yummy mango custard is ready to enjoy !
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May 30, 2018

Eggless Vanilla Ice Cream With Condensed Milk & Fresh Cream At Home (Without Ice Cream Maker)

Eggless Vanilla Ice Cream With Condensed Milk
This is an easy and delicious homemade, eggless vanilla ice cream with condensed milk (Milk maid ) and Fresh Cream (Amul Fresh Cream) without ice cream maker. Usually people make ice cream at home easily with heavy whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk by just blending them together in a mixer or churn in an ice cream maker. Its really the easiest and perfect method of making homemade ice cream. It comes out super rich, creamy and soft just like store bought ones even without using ice cream stabilizers like CMC and GMS. But in India, heavy whipping cream also known as double cream or high fat cream (more than 25% fat) is not widely available in all the super markets. In Bangalore, I buy them from baking supplies stores, Metro Cash n carry, Nilgiris and very rarely from online stores. But Amul Fresh cream is easily available all over India. So this year I wanted to make this basic ice cream using Amul Fresh cream and sweetened condensed milk(Milk maid or Amul mithai) as it would be helpful for many of my readers who dream to make homemade eggless vanilla ice cream with easily available ingredients.  I followed Cooking shooking video and Huma in the kitchen YouTube video for tips and tricks to make a perfect vanilla ice cream without ice crystals. To my surprise, it came out very well with rich lovely taste. Sendhil and Raksha loved it very much and gave a big thumbs up. In fact they liked this ice cream more than store bought ones. Being a big fan of Kwality walls and Arun Ice cream, I would say it tastes equally good but we cannot achieve its texture or stabilization as store bought ice creams. This ice cream melts sooner than the one made with heavy whipping cream and store bought ones. But this recipe would make you feel proud of making your own ice cream at home without any fancy ingredients or ice cream maker. All you need is an electric blender. Indian mixer will also work but an electric hand blender can do the perfect job for you by whipping the fresh cream to the right consistency.  Friends, If you have electric hand blender at home, you can make this ice cream mixture in the next 15 minutes. Its so easy and quick. Do try this easy vanilla ice cream at home without egg, ice cream maker and share your feedback with me. Lets see how to make this basic vanilla ice cream with step by step pictures and VIDEO.



Eggless Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe


Eggless Vanilla ice cream at home

Eggless Vanilla ice cream recipe with condensed milk and Amul fresh cream


Eggless Vanilla ice cream recipe with condensed milk and amul fresh cream

Eggless Vanilla ice cream recipe with condensed milk and Amul fresh cream - Basic vanilla ice cream recipe without ice cream maker.


Cuisine: Indian
Category: Ice cream Recipes
Serves: 4 scoops
Prep time: 20 Minutes
Cook time: 6 Hours
Total time: 6H20 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

1 cup = 250ml
  • Amul Fresh Cream - 1/2 cup (Use thick part of the cream, avoid liquid)
  • Sweetened Condensed milk - 1/3 cup ( I used Amul mithai)
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
  • Butter paper or zip lock cover – To prevent ice crystals
  • Hershey's chocolate syrup & sprinklers, nuts – For toppings

METHOD

  1. Cut open the Amul Fresh Cream Pack and scoop out only the thick part of cream.
  2. Reserve the liquid part and use it for garnishing the gravies.
  3. In a wide bowl, take the thick fresh cream and beat till thick using an electric hand blender.
  4. Add condensed milk, vanilla essence. Beat again to mix well.
  5. Transfer to an air tight container. Cover the top of ice cream with butter paper and close tightly with a lid.
  6. Freeze for 6 to 8 hours or overnight. Remove the butter paper, scoop out and enjoy garnishing with chocolate syrup and sprinklers or nuts !

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Refrigerate the Amul fresh cream over night. The next day before making the ice cream, take out the fresh cream. Do not shake the pack. Cut open the pack. Scoop out the thick part of cream and add to a bowl. Do not take the liquid part. Reserve and use it for garnishing gravies.

    Eggless Vanilla ice cream at home with condensed milk
  • Take an electric hand blender and whip the cream for 5 to 10 minutes in low speed to high speed whenever needed, till  cream becomes thick. Cream should form a soft peak. Do not over beat it. It may turn to butter.

  • Eggless Vanilla ice cream with condensed milk
  • Add condensed milk and vanilla essence. Whip again using the blender till everything is mixed well.

  • Eggless Vanilla ice cream with condensed milk
  • Transfer it to a clean plastic box/ Tupperware box or aluminium bowl. Take a butter paper and cover the ice cream mixture with it. Make sure that the butter paper touches the ice cream surface. Then close the box with a tight lid. It helps to prevent the formation of ice crystals over the ice cream.

  • Eggless Vanilla ice cream with condensed milk
    Eggless Vanilla ice cream with condensed milk
  • Freeze the ice cream for 6 to 8 hours. Overnight freezing is the best. The next day, take out the box. Open the lid and peel the butter paper. Scoop out the ice cream and serve in a bowl. Drizzle with chocolate syrup ( I used Hershey’s chocolate syrup) and decorate with sprinklers and nuts if you like. Serve immediately. Please note this ice cream melts quickly than the ice cream prepared with heavy whipping cream. So consume it quickly after refrigeration.

  • Eggless Vanilla ice cream with condensed milk
  • It stays good for a week. Enjoy !

Note

  • Amul fresh cream works the best. But use only the thick portion of the cream. Avoid the liquid part as it prevent the cream to thicken soon.
  • You can keep this as the basic ice cream base and make chocolate ice cream, butter scotch and mango ice creams with slight variations.

Yummy, rich, creamy, homemade, eggless vanilla ice cream using Amul Fresh cream and Condensed milk is ready. Enjoy with your favorite toppings !
How to make vanilla ice cream at home without egg
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May 16, 2018

No Cook Mango Kulfi With Condensed Milk & Fresh Cream

No cook mango kulfi recipe
Here is my first recipe using mango this year. This is an easy, Instant Indian style no cook mango kulfi recipe with video using ripe mango, milk, milkmaid (condensed milk) and cream (Amul fresh cream or whipping cream). This is just a 2 step, grind and freeze recipe with minimal ingredients. I know I am late in starting mango recipes. But its better late than never, right 😉. Whenever my fellow blogger friends posted this no cook mango kulfi recipe, I got tempted to try at home. Luckily I happened to taste a mango matka kulfi from a local ice cream shop nearby my house. I was able to guess the ingredients easily. So based on the recipe in my mind, I browsed through and found Sharmilee’s recipe perfect to try. It came out very well as I expected. I prepared this kulfi in matka / mud pot, plastic kulfi moulds and in a small flat bowl to make serve as pieces.  You can find all of them in the pictures. Friends, try this easy mango kulfi / mambazha kulfi for your kids. As this is a no cook recipe, kids would be interested to prepare it by themselves 😊. They will love its creamy texture and lovely color for sure. Let this be a healthy summer treat with mangoes for them. So lets see how to make mango kulfi recipe with condensed milk and fresh cream.

Also check out my Eggless mango ice cream without ice cream maker,  Mango rasayanaMango kesari and mango payasam , Homemade mango Frooti drinkAamras for Poori.




Mango kulfi with condensed milk



Mango Kulfi Recipe With Condensed Milk


Mango Kulfi Recipe With Condensed Milk

Easy, no cook mango kulfi recipe with condensed milk and fresh cream


Cuisine: Indian
Category: Mango recipes
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 6 Minutes
Total time: 11 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

1 cup - 250ml
  • Ripe mango - 1 no ( 3/4 cup chopped)
  • Sweetened condensed milk - 1/4 cup +1 tbsp (I used Milkmaid)
  • Fresh cream - 1/4 cup ( Amul fresh cream, use thick cream)
  • Boiled milk - 1/3 cup ( at room temperature)
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Saffron threads - Few

METHOD

  1. Wash and peel the skin of ripe mango. Chop into cubes.
  2. Take chopped mango, condensed milk, milk, thick fresh cream, cardamom and saffron.
  3. Grind to smooth paste.
  4. Fill in plastic kulfi moulds or matka, cover with butter paper.
  5. Freeze for 6 to 8 hours. Remove and serve immediately. Enjoy !

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Wash and peel the skin of ripe mango. Chop into small cubes. Take the chilled Amul fresh cream. Do not shake the pack. Cut open the pack and scoop out the thick portion of fresh cream. Do not use the liquid part for making ice cream. You can use the liquid part to add in the gravies for chapathi.Set aside.

  • In a big mixie jar, take the chopped mango, condensed milk (milkmaid), boiled milk at room temperature, thick fresh cream, cardamom powder, saffron thread.
    Mango kulfi recipe with condensed milk
  • Grind to a smooth paste without adding more milk or water. Grind in a low speed till everything becomes paste. Kulfi mixture is ready.

  • Take the kulfi mould and fill in the kulfi mixture. If you don’t have kulfi mould, you can fill in small bowls or tumblers too. You can also pour the kulfi mixture in a flat bowl and cut into cubes as I did. Cover it with a butter paper. Make sure the butter paper touches the kulfi mixture. This helps to avoid ice crystals formation. Insert a popsicle stick and freeze for 6 to 8 hours. Overnight is the best.
    Mango kulfi recipe with condensed milk
  • Remove the kulfi mould from the freezer and show it under tap water for few seconds OR insert the kulfi mould in a bowl full of water. Now you can unmould the kulfi easily.  
    Mango kulfi recipe with condensed milk
  • Serve immediately and Enjoy !

Note

  • You can use Amul mithai mate or homemade condensed milk in this recipe.
  • Adjust the quantity of condensed milk based on the sweetness of mango.
  • If you don’t have fresh cream in hand, you can skip it but creaminess would be less. Instead you can add the skin / malai of milk. 
  • Use only the thick part of fresh cream. So do not shake the fresh cream before opening. 
  • Do not use hot milk while grinding, mixture may curdle.
Easy, yummy, creamy mango kulfi – Enjoy !
Mango kulfi recipe with condensed milk

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May 9, 2018

Maida Halwa Recipe - How To Make Maida Halwa With Video

 Maida halwa recipe

Maida halwa recipe with step by step pictures. I tried this easy, Instant maida halwa recipe from Aval Vikatan’s 30 vagai kalyana samayal supplementary book. This halwa is titled as Karandi halwa in that book. I followed the same recipe but tweaked the method slightly to make pieces like the maida halwa I tasted in sweet shops. Maida/ All purpose flour, sugar and ghee are the major ingredients. Basically I am a big fan of Kerala maida halwa. But Kerala halwa ingredients and method of preparation is different from this easy maida halwa. For this halwa, we don’t have to ferment the maida milk. It can be prepared instantly like Corn flour halwa / Karachi halwa but it takes 20 to 30 minutes to reach the final stage. We need to stir constantly but its worth the effort. If you want to make chewy and hard halwa, you need to cook the halwa for more time, may be one hour. I removed the halwa as soon as it started to ooze out the ghee in the corners. Beginners can easily try this recipe as there are less chances of going wrong. I have also taken a video for clear understanding. Please watch it below.  Friends, do try this easy maida flour halwa during this summer vacation. You don’t have to wait for Diwali 😉. You will love its taste. For variations, you can use jaggery instead of sugar but taste and texture would be completely different.
If you feel this halwa is unhealthy, just think about eating parotta, jalebi or samosa made of maida. You won’t feel guilty. After all, we are making it once or twice in a year. So Its not a sin. Eat this halwa and do some workouts 😊.  If you still feel bad,  you can try my Instant wheat flour halwa.

Lets see how to make this easy, yummy, maida flour ka halwa with step by step pictures and video.

Check out my easy Tirunelveli halwa using wheat flour.




How to make maida halwa

Maida Halwa Recipe


Maida Halwa Recipe

Maida halwa recipe - Easy, Instant halwa with maida, sugar and ghee


Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweets
Serves: 10 pieces
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

1 cup = 250ml
  • Maida / All Purpose flour – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 1.5 cups
  • Yellow Food color – a pinch
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Melted Ghee – 1/2 cup
  • Cooking oil – 3 tbsp (Use flavorless oil)
  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Chopped nuts – 2 tbsp (Use cashews, melon seeds)

METHOD

  1. Mix maida, water and food color without lumps. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a non-stick kadai. Roast cashews till golden.
  3. Add maida water and mix in low flame till thick.
  4. Add sugar, mix till it dissolves.
  5. Add 1 tbsp of ghee + oil at regular intervals. Mix well.
  6. At one stage, halwa starts to ooze out ghee in the corners.
  7. Add cardamom powder, nuts. Mix well and transfer to a pan.
  8. Cut into pieces when warm. Serve & enjoy !
  9. For chewy halwa, cook for more time in high flame.

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • In a wide bowl, take maida, water and food color. Whisk without lumps. Set aside. Mix melted ghee + oil in a bowl and keep it ready.
    maida halwa recipe
  • In a good non-stick kadai, heat 1 tbsp ghee+oil and roast the cashews till golden. Add maida water and mix well without lumps. Mix till thick in low flame.
    maida halwa recipe
  • Add sugar and mix in medium flame till sugar dissolves completely. Add 1 tbsp ghee+oil and mix till it gets absorbed by the halwa. As soon as you add the ghee, it becomes easier to stir the halwa. But when the ghee is absorbed by the halwa, it thickens and you feel difficult to mix it. So add 1 tbsp of ghee+oil mixture again.
    maida halwa recipe maida halwa recipe
  • Repeat the same process till all the ghee+oil is added to the halwa. By now halwa leaves the sides of pan, rotates with the ladle. It would become non-sticky and shiny. Increase the flame to high. Keep mixing till halwa starts to ooze out ghee in the sides of pan. Touch the halwa to see its completely non-sticky. It takes 20 to 25 minutes to reach this stage. If not, add little more ghee or oil and stir for few more minutes. Do not remove the halwa till it starts to ooze the ghee. I have marked with arrows in the below picture. Patience is important here. Please watch the video for better understanding.

  • At this stage, reduce the flame to low. Add cardamom powder and melon seeds. Stir till all the nuts spreads well. Switch off the flame. Transfer the halwa into a ghee greased bowl. I used my square shaped cake pan. Press it well with a ladle. Let the halwa set for an hour and becomes warm. Invert in a plate. Now mark shapes with a ghee greased knife.
    maida halwa recipe maida halwa recipe
  • Make pieces and serve. This halwa stays good for a week without refrigeration. Enjoy !
maida halwa recipe
NOTE : If you want to make chewy halwa, Cook for more time in high flame  till all the ghee comes out from the halwa. Set for one day. It tastes chewy and hard the next day.

Note

  • Do not reduce the quantity of sugar. Halwa tastes like porridge and you won’t get the proper consistency. If you are sweet toothed, you can increase the quantity of 2.25 cups.
  • Similarly do not reduce the quantity of ghee because halwa sticks to your tongue while you eat.
  • Addition of cooking oil helps the halwa to ooze out ghee quickly. So do not skip it. You can use coconut oil instead of cooking oil if you like.
  • If you don’t want to make pieces, you can just scoop the halwa with a ladle and serve it. This is called as Karandi halwa in Tamil.
Try this easy, yummy maida halwa at home and enjoy your special occasions !
Instant Maida halwa recipe


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