Atta Halwa (Wheat Flour Pudding) has been my favorite among different types of Halwa that we prepare. This Atta Halwa tastes exactly the same you get as Prashad (Holy Offering) in Gurudwara (Temple). I remember whenever we used to go to Gurudwara, I would sneak into the queue to get the Prashad at least twice and would tempt to go again but somehow resist myself thinking that either the person distributing the Prashad would recognize me or my mom & dad would scold me for this cheating :P. This delicious Halwa is loaded with Ghee (Clarified Butter) and since my Dad is not supposed to intake lots of Butter, I would use this as an excuse and eat his portion of offering too. ( I know.... Selfish Me! :) but this Halwa is too delicious to resist.
In Hindu Tradition when a Girl gets married; the first dish she prepares in her Husband's house is a Sweet-Dish. Atta Halwa is the first dish that I prepared in my In-Laws Kitchen and it came out so delicious. Everyone in the house loved it and presented me with so many Gifts (Shagun).
Both me and my Husband have a sweet tooth. Last night around 11:00 pm my husband said that he wants to eat Halwa. My sister who is visiting us asked me if she could make it. I was happy that she showed interest in preparing this dish as she is usually not fond of cooking. So I stood by her in the kitchen and told her the ingredients and the method. She followed me and made this Delicious Atta Halwa. It was yummmy.........Kudos to my Little Sister!
If you are on diet, you may not want to read ahead but if you have a sweet tooth and can't resist your cravings, go ahead and Enjoy this delicious recipe (Click here for printable recipe)
1/2 Cup Ghee (Clarified Butter)
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 Cup Sugar ( Ratio of Flour to Sugar is 1:1)
4 Cups Water
2 Tbsp Chopped Almonds
1 Tbsp Golden Raisins
PS: (Nuts are optional)
1. Mix sugar and water in a pan. Boil and keep aside.
2. Heat ghee in Kadai (wok).
3. Add the flour and roast till the flour become brownish. Keep stirring frequently. (The flour is done roasting when it emanates a Strong aroma which can be smelled from far)
4. Sprinkle in the raisins and almonds and incorporate them well into the mixture.
5. Now add the water sugar solution into the kadai slowly, stirring continuously. (Make sure there are no lumps)
6. Cook for a few minutes while stirring continuously till the Halwa leaves the sides of the kadai.
7. Garnish with chopped nuts and Serve immediately.