Simple atta halwa made with whole wheat flour, gheeand sugar. This quintessential Indian dessert was a favorite growing up!
- 1/3 cup ghee clarified butter, 75 grams (not melted)
- 1/2 cup atta whole wheat flour, 75-80 grams
- 1 cup water 8 oz
- 1/2 cup granulated white sugar 100 grams
- pinch green cardamom powder optional
- Melt ghee in a pan on medium heat. Once the ghee melts, add atta to it and mix to combine well with the ghee.
- Meanwhile heat 1 cup water in a pan on another stove. You want to the water to be boiling hot when you add it to the ghee-atta mix. So keep it ready to go.
- Continue to stir the atta and cook until it turnsbrown in color and gives a nice aroma, take around 6 to 7 minutes on mediumheat
- Be careful to not burn the atta here.
- Add the hot water now. Be careful as you add itsince the halwa will bubble like crazy
- Stir continuously for a minute or two as you add the water and the water gets absorbed by the flour.
- Add in the sugar and mix. The halwa consistency will become liquid-y again after adding sugar. Continue to cook for 2-3 more minutes on medium heat after adding the sugar.
- Add cardamom powder and mix (optional). Stir to mixin the cardamom powder and remove pan from heat.
- Serve atta halwa immediately. It tastes best when warm! You may garnish with some nuts.
- If you want, you can add nuts like cashews and almonds to the halwa. Either roast them separately or you can roast it along with the atta.
- Some people also like to adding some sooji (semolina) to the atta halwa for texture. You can add 1 tablespoon of it here and roast it along with the atta.