Habshi Halwa Recipe

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Habshi Halwa
How to make Habshi Halwa
  • Chef: Neena Jain
  • Recipe Servings: 6
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Habshi is an Urdu word that denotes the dark appearance of this Indian dessert. It is a sticky sweet, mostly consumed during the winter months, made with wheat extract.

Ingredients of Habshi Halwa

  • 250 gm samnak (wheat extract)
  • 5 litres milk
  • 500 gm khoya
  • 1 kg sugar
  • 1 kg ghee
  • 1 tsp saffron
  • 1 tsp kewra jal
  • 1 blade mace
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 10 green cardamoms

How to Make Habshi Halwa

  • 1.In a kadhai, mix the wheat extract and milk and cook on a slow fire, stirring constantly. This process is important to obtain the right consistency.
  • 2.When the milk is reduced to half, add mashed khoya, stirring constantly to blend to a smooth mixture. Then add dissolved saffron in kewra jal and sugar. Keep stirring.
  • 3.When the sugar is incorporated into the mixture and it becomes thick and difficult to stir, add ghee from the sides and stir well for about 20-30 minutes.
  • 4.When the halwa no longer sticks to the kadhai and becomes a cohesive mass, turn it out in a greased tray or 'thali'.
  • 5.Finely grind the mace nutmeg and cardamom. Sieve and sprinkle on the halwa. Then mark out diamond shaped pieces and serve when set.
  • 6.This can be stored even for a month in a cool place.
  • For Samnak:
  • 1.Take germinated wheat made from 1 kg wheat. Wash and grind the germinated wheat using some water.
  • 2.Now pass through muslin cloth to obtain the extract.

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