Karutha Halwa

Karutha Halwa or Black Halwa is a special sweet prepared in Kerala. Learn how to prepare Karutha Halwa

Ingredients

  • Rice Flour- 2 Cups
  • Ghee- 1 & half Cups
  • Water- 5 Cups
  • Cardamon- 3 Cloves
  • Cashew Nuts- a few
  • Raisins- a few
  • Dark Jaggery or Molasses(Karipotti) – 3 Cups

Preparation

  • In a pan, put 3 cups of dark jaggery and 2 cups of water, bring to boil in a stove for 10 mins, till the jaggery dissolve well with water, keep this solution aside.
  • Take a heavy bottom pan, put 2 cups of rice flour and 3 cups of water, dissolve these two ingredients very well together, till it becomes like a milky consistency.
  • In the same milky solution, add 1 & half cups of ghee and mix well together, heat the stove and bring to boil.
  • Boil this solution for about 10 to 15 mins, till it become a thick batter to a light dough consistency.
  • Keep on mixing, till the smooth dough leaves ghee, then add Jaggery solution or Molasses in the same mixture and mix well.
  • In a soft dough to a batter consistency itself, add crushed cardamon cloves and keep on mixing.
  • When the batter become thick, add crushed cashew nuts and then raisins.
  • Immediately take a square or rectangular pan, put this thick mixture with the help of a heavy ladle.
  • Arrange this mixture in the pan, so that the mixture comes to rectangular or square shape and keep it aside for 1 hour for cooling in a room temperature.
  • After 1 hour, the mixture comes to soft solid stage, cut into 3 inch pieces and serve.
  • The above procedure will take 2 hours minimum to get the best results.

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