Samantha Ruth Prabhu is inarguably one of the most successful South Indian actresses. She has starred in a slew of blockbuster movies and is married to another South Indian sensation Naga Chaitanya. Samantha switched to plant-based diet a few years ago, and is very vocal about the positive impact it has had on her. If you follow the actress on Instagram, you would be able to tell that the actress loves to eat clean. She even makes almond milk at home, but that does not mean she is any less of a foodie.
On Sunday, the actress reshared an image of a very special delicacy from Tamil Nadu. Resharing an image of Tirunelveli Halwa, originally posted by @laxmi_thefineline, she wrote #Irrutakadaihalwa the best best thing ever. Tirunelveli halwa is a scrummy halwa made with red wheat. Made with a lot of skill and precision, this halwa comprises the goodness of milk extracted from wheat and ghee; and is an integral component of wedding menus. It is also referred to as Irrutakadai halwa, as the delicacy was popularised by a modest shop next to Laxmi Vilas temple. Irrutu Kadai translates to "dark shop", because of its dimly lit interiors back in the day.
This dark colour halwa exudes richness. Since it is slow-cooked and because the ghee is not drained out after cooking, it is much heavier too. Making this halwa is a laborious process, but it is worth all the time. If you wish to make it at home, here's a recipe you may like.
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.