Gehun Ka Halwa Recipe | Atte Ka Halwa | Kada Prasad Recipe
You must try this delicious and healthy Gehun ka Halwa Recipe also known as Atte Ka Halwa and popularly known as Kada Prasad is a delicious whole wheat flour halwa recipe that is packed with flavour and taste from Indian spices and enhanced with roasted nuts.
Gehun ka Halwa Recipe also known as Sheera | Atte Ka Halwa | Kada Prasad is a delicious whole wheat flour pudding flavored Indian spices and enhanced with nuts. The halwa is made as an offering during certain festivals and special occasions of religious significance. This recipe was taught to me by a Punjabi friend who makes it similar to the kind that is typically served in Gurdwaras known as Kada Prasad
The Gehun Ka Halwa | Atte Ka Halwa makes a perfect pudding for dessert on chilly winters or holiday parties. The key is to use fresh, homemade ghee, to get maximum flavor, texture and that smooth consistency. Serve the Gehun ka Halwa after a lunch or at a party as a dessert with friends during the winter holiday season.
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- 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Ghee , + 1 tablespoon
- 3 cups Water
- 2 teaspoons Cardamom Powder (Elaichi) , freshly ground
- 1/4 cup Cashew nuts , halved
How to make Gehun Ka Halwa Recipe | Atte Ka Halwa | Kada Prasad Recipe
To begin making the Gehun Ka Halwa | Atte Ka Halwa | Kada Prasad Recipe, heat the water and sugar in a saucepan, stirring continuously until the sugar dissolves. Turn the heat to low and continue to heat the water until you get wheat flour mixture ready by following the steps that follow.
Heat a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat; melt the one cup of ghee and stir in the wheat flour and roast the mixture on medium heat. Continue to roast until the mixture begins to release a roasted aroma and changes color to a roasted brown; the process will take about 5 to 8 minutes, Ensure you roast the wheat flour in medium heat to avoid the flour from burning.
Keep stirring continuously while it is roasting. When the mixture will begin to resemble like coarse crumbles, turn the heat to low and stir the cardamom powder to the wheat flour mixture.
Slowly start stirring in the prepared hot sugar water to the atte ka mixture. The mixture will start splitting and curdling. Continue stirring until the atte ka halwa / kada prasad thickens, yet feels coarse and crumbly and not like a blob of dough.
Stir continuously for 10-15 minutes on medium heat after the atte ka halwa thickens. You will notice the atte ka halwa comes away from the sides of the pan.
Turn the heat off and let the gehun ka halwa/ atte ka halwa rest covered for about 5 minutes.
In another small tadka pan; heat the 1 tablespoon of ghee on medium heat; add the cashew nuts and roast them until the cashew nuts turn golden brown. Turn off heat and stir this into the gehun ka halwa/ atte ka halwa.
Serve the Gehun ka Halwa/ Atte Ka Halwa/ Kada Prasad during festivals, special occasions, after a delicious weekend lunch or at a party as a dessert with friends and family.