Today’s recipe is a sweet recipe.I don’t want to
title names of places of this speciality recipe,as
recent news say it was created by a person in
Rajasthan who made this in Tuticorin.
But for those who don’t know ,this wheat halwa
is mostly known as ‘Trinelveli halwa,’or
Irutukadai halwa ‘.Those who have tasted it
know how addictive it is,and favourite of many
There is another famous’Kilakarai halwa which
has the cotton halwa ,made from cotton seeds.
You cannot imagine the awesome varieties of
halwas in India ,and each state has an unique
taste .This wheat halwa always stands unique,
from the rest .
Moving to today’s recipe which is made by
grinding whole wheat grains ,extracting the
milk from it and made to this awesome sweet.
The only thing you have to watch with an
unblinking eye when you caramelise the sugar
for the colour!
To the recipe
1 cup whole wheat grains ( soaked overnight)
2-2.5 cups sugar ( depending on your sweet
1 tsp .cardamon powder
A handful of cashewnuts
A few raisins ( optional)
1/2 tsp salt
Ghee 1/2 cup or more
•Wash and grind the wheat adding 1 cup water
for the first extract.Strain the milk
•Second extract -another cup.
•Third extract -half cup .
•Strain all into one bowl
and allow to stand for a few hours.
•After a few hours you will see the water
separated on top .
•Discard the clear water only( about 1 cup ).
For the caramelisation
•Heat 1 cup sugar till it turns golden
•Add 1/4 tsp lime juice and set aside .
•Cook the wheat milk with a little ghee till it
•Next add all the ingredients except the ghee
and keep mixing ,adding ghee at intervals.
•Mix till all form a lump .
•Transfer to a greased plate and cut into