This halwa is the recipe of Bombay halwa,but instead of water I have added coconut milk .I didn’t want to add any colour ,and wanted to have it’s natural graceful white.
I had pistachios to add to contrast look .The prompt to add rose petals on the top of the sweet was foiled by the rains and I had no entry to my terrace. So… if you are going to try,.. and love to add rose petals go ahead and add .The coconut milk should be thick and if you are using fresh coconut (I did use fresh )use only the first thick extract .I tried with only a cup as I was trying for the first time.You could use your calculations to make more.
To the recipe..
1 cup thick coconut milk
3/4 -1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
3 tbsp cornflour mixed in a little water without lumps
1/2 tsp cardamon powder
5 tbsp ghee (adding more is your choice)
1/4 tsp salt
a few pistachios and watermelon seeds.
Add water and sugar to a thick bottomed/non stick pan.
Once the sugar is melted and bubbling, add the cornflour mixture,and salt(lower the flame while adding).
Now, adjust the heat to medium heat and mix till you get a glassy look.
Add half of the ghee and the cardamon powder.
Add the coconut milk gradually, and mix till it becomes thick.
The correct consistency is when a spatula run in the middle of the mixture, you should be able to see the bottom of the pan.
Transfer into a greased mould and sprinkle nuts .
Allow to cool completely before cutting.