November 27, 2011

How to Make Halwasan

Learn how to make Halwason.

Enjoy the home made and easy recipe for halwason. It is a very famous Indian sweet from Khambhat- Gujarat. It is made from fresh cottage cheese so, a very good source of calcium.

Preparation time - 5 minutes
Cooking time – 20 minutes
Makes 15 to 16 pieces (approx.)

Ingredients to make Halwasan:

1 liter milk
2 table spoons semolina
coarse wheat flour
2 table spoon edible gum
2 table spoon ghee
2 table spoon sour curd 
1 cup sugar
1 tea spoon cardamom powder
¼ tea spoon nutmeg powder – jaifal
¼ tea spoon saffron strands

For garnishing:

Sliced almonds
sliced pistachio
Cardamom seeds

Method to make Halwasan:

  • In a big flat non stick pan heat 1½ table spoon ghee, add semolina and cook till it turns pink. Add edible gum and roast for 2 to 3 minutes. Keep aside.
  • In another pan add remaining ghee and add sugar, fry till sugar caramelizes. Keep aside.
  • In another deep pan heat milk to boil, add sour curd to it and allow it to curdle.
  • Mix caramelized sugar and milk mixture to the first pan. Stir continually.
  • Let it thick. Add nutmeg powder and cardamom powder and saffron to it. Mix well.
  • Let it come at room temperature. Make small balls from the mixture and garnish with sliced almond, pistachio and cardamom seeds.
  • Halwasan is ready but it will be advisable to serve it after 24 hours.

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