Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Godhumai Halwa/ Wheat Flour Halwa

Today’s recipe is one of the famous south Indian sweet Halwa, Tirunelveli is famous for this halwa. For traditional godhumai halwa we need to soak whole wheat for 8 – 10 hours then grind and extract the milk out of it and then it’s cooked with sugar and ghee. Since it’s a long process tried this quick version it turned very close to original one. Halwa is one of my favorite sweet, whenever I have a craving for this my mom use to make maida halwa in the same way.


Whole wheat flour
1 cup
1 ½ cup
¾ cup
2 ½ cup
Cashew nut
1 ½ Tbsp
1 Tbsp



  1. Sift flour in a large mixing bowl, add water and make lump free batter. Batter should be milk consistency so if needed add another half cup of water.
  2. Heat one tablespoon ghee and roast cashew nut and raisin once it’s done remove and keep aside.
  3. In the same pan add wheat flour milk with 2 tablespoon of ghee and start to cook on medium heat.
  4. Keep on stirring within few minutes the mixture will start to thicken, in this stage add half sugar and half portion of ghee.
  5. Again keep stirring until all ghee is absorbed, then add the remaining ghee and sugar keep stirring.
  6. After 10 minutes the mixture will start to leave the pan. In this stage add cashew nut and raisin.
  7. Keep stirring for another 5 minutes or more in one stage the mixture will comes together like dough and looks transparent, turn off the stove.
  8. Transfer the mixture to greased plate, using a greased flat bottomed bowl smooth the top surface and allow it to cool.
  9. When it is warm enough to cut grease a sharp knife and slice it as required and enjoy.
  • If you are not sweet toothed use 1 ¼ cup sugar.
  • When halwa is done you can see the shininess.
  • If you don’t mind about ghee add another 2 tablespoons.
  • Instead of whole wheat flour you can use atta flour too.
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Priya Suresh said...

Very glossy and droolworthy halwa, looks fabulous, catchy colour too.

Manjula Bharath said...

delicious halwa .. lovely color dear :) :)

Usha Rao said...

love the color of those halwa squares! I missed it when this halwa was done for ICC. Looks delicious!

Srivalli said...

Lovely colour and texture Manju...

Chef Mireille said...

love the color!

sushma said...

Yummy halwa. Love the color

Pavani N said...

Love that color.. Halwa looks tempting.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

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Padmajha PJ said...

Nice color and texture. Looks very tempting..

rekhas kitchen said...

Traditional recipe beautiful color.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Love the glossy finish! I was wondering how you ended up with the color!

Manju said...

Harini sorry dear I forget to mention about addition of food color, I added few drops of red liquid food color. you can add any color you need.

Preeti Garg said...

Delicious halwa