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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Samba Broken Wheat Halwa |Navratri Recipe | Dalia Ka Halwa



Wheat Halwa | Dalia Ka Halwa | Sweet Dalia | Gehun Ka Halwa is a very healthy and sweet dessert to make.This Dalia Sheera or cracked Wheat Halwa recipe is super healthy and healthy breakfast recipe for kids or toddlers. Broken Wheat Halwa is also offered as Prasad to the deity during festivals. To make it healthy and tastier, I have used Nolen Gur here (you can use jaggery if not available). The taste is heavenly if I may say so. One of the key point is to roast the wheat in ghee which gives the halwa nice brown colour and intense aroma. I love adding dried black currants in my wheat halwa as these are power house of nutrients, excellent source of antioxidants, fiber and iron.

Few other Halwa recipes on my blog - Gajar Ka Halwa , Bread Halwa , Semolina Halwa or Sooji Ka Halwa




Ingredients:
1 cup Broken Wheat (I use fine grain variety)
1 cup Nolen Gur or you can use Palm Jaggery (diluted with 1cup of water)
2 cups of Water
1 inch Cinnamon 
2 tbsp chopped Cashew  
1 tbsp Dried Black Currants 
7-8 Pistachios , roughly chopped
Cardamom powder 1 tsp
2 tbsp Ghee +1 tsp ghee for frying the dry fruits


Method:
First we need to melt the jaggery or nolen gur with a cup of water. Heat and bring to boil, keep stirring till jaggery dissolves completely. Turn off the flame and keep aside. Once the mixture is at room temperature, filter the nolen gur -water or jaggery water using a strainer and keep aside. 

Take a thick bottomed pan with a tbsp of ghee, add cinnamon and roast broken wheat until it leaves nice aroma (2-3 minutes roughly) . Add 2 cups of water and stir well with dalia. Cover with a lid and cook till the dalia is half cooked. Also you will see the grains after cooking time have become little bigger in size. Now add filtered nolen gur-water / jaggery water to the dalia and add cardamom powder to it. Stir well. Cook it further until the water is absorbed in daila (6-7 minutes) . Keep stirring in between and add the remaining ghee little by little. 
In a tadka pan ghee fry the dry fruits and add to the halwa. By now the halwa will form a whole mass and won't stick to the pan. Turn off the flame and delicious wheat halwa is ready to serve.




Notes:

  • You may replace sugar with jaggery here but then the color of halwa will not be dark as seen in the picture. 
  • You may have to add more water depending on the variety of the dalia. I use small grain dalia which relatively absorbs less water than coarse grain dalia.
  • The thin brown wheat variety gives a darker and smooth texture. 
  • If you are pressed for time then pressure cooker saves time while making this halwa. Pressure cook the broken wheat with double amount of water and cook until 2 whistles. Rest of the procedure is same. 



Hope you make this simple yet healthy sweet halwa for the coming Navratri and hope you like it as much as we do. 
If you have any queries or you have made this recipe, would love to hear it your feedback. Do write to me at hamareerasoi.deepa@gmail.com  to share the picture of the dish that you tried.
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