This whole wheat halwa cake is a comforting, sweet Indian dish that you won’t feel guilty eating. Check the recipe for Ankita’s halwa cake!
I am a microbiologist and a professional cook. I do not like to be bound by recipes or ingredients, but sometimes you can only rely on a traditional method to ensure a great dish and in this case for halwa cake.
This recipe or dish means the whole world to me, because it reminds me of home. It brings back memories of my grandparents, and the rest of my family. My mom used to make this on any cold evening and we would all enjoy eating it while it was still steaming hot. This is my comfort sweet dish.
Recipe for Whole Wheat Flour Halwa Cake
- 50 gm whole wheat flour
- 25 gm sugar or jaggery
- 50 ml water
- 50 ml whole milk
- 20 gm pure ghee
- 5 cloves of cardamom
- 1 cinnamon stick
- pinch of nutmeg powder
- 5 gm almonds
- 5 gm cashews
- 5 gm raisins
- Take a medium-sized non-stick sauce pan, pour ghee in it.
- Once the ghee is all melted and hot enough, add flour and mix well.
- Keep mixing, until the flour and ghee have combined well together, showing up as a change in color. This process should take 8-10 minutes. Pro tip: Make sure you are mixing it well to avoid the formation of lumps.
- While the flour is heating up, mix water and milk in a separate pot and, after adding adding the cardamom and cinnamon, bring the mix to a boil.
- Once the flour is roasted, add the water-milk mix after straining out the cardamom and cinnamon.
- Blend the flour and water-milk mixture well, ensuring an even consistency.
- Sprinkle your garnishes and, voila, you have your whole wheat halwa cake.
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For more sweet dishes try the Sweet Pongal from Malathy Chandrasekhar of Healthy Living.