Monday, January 18, 2010

Wheat Halwa

Wheat Halwa is a very traditional halwa served in every Gurdwara(The Sikh hold their gatherings in the presence of Guru Granth Sahib, the divine,holy book of Sikhs in their place of worship called "Gurdwara").This is also prepared as a prasad in most North Indian festivals.
It is believed that wheat developed from a type of wild grass native to the arid lands of Asia Minor.Cultivation of wheat is thought to have originated in the Euphrates Valley as early as 10,000 B.C., making it one of the world's oldest cereal crops.In the Mediterranean region,centuries before recorded history,wheat was an important food.Wheat played such a dominant role in the Roman Empire that at the time it often was referred to as a "Wheat Empire."This recipe is given to me by my Husband.
Wheat flour - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1 cup
Ghee - 1/2 cup
Cardamom - 2 (if using powder 1 pinch)
pistachios,almonds and cashews for decorating
1)Roast the wheat flour in ghee till it turns to a golden brown color.
2)In a separate pan add the sugar,cardamom powder and water.Keep it for 5 mts till the sugar is dissolved.
3)Add the sugar syrup to the golden brown colored wheat keep stirring continuosly till the mixture starts leaving the ghee. This might take about 10-15 minutes.
4)Turn off the heat and garnish with crushed nuts and serve.

1)Can also be done with Ragi flour following the same recipe.


  1. Easy and simple recipe. Have tasted it in Gurudwara as Prasad. Tastes delicious too.


  2. wow..nice idea..wheat halwa never tried it..looks good.

  3. Looks good...will try this....

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  5. Simply and yummy wheat halwa .Thanks for the tips.

  6. Wow thats a tempting and a delicious halwa... Mouthwatering and nice color too!!!

  7. Wow Halwa Sounds Simple and Delicious,and also calls for simple Ingredients...Never had the chance to relish,though I have tasted the traditional wheat Halwa....Nice piece of Info abt the grain...

    Njoy Blogging n Happy Cooking...