Thirunelveli halwa recipe | wheat halwa | godhumai halwa

Thirunelveli halwa recipe | wheat halwa | godhumai halwa is a popular sweet in south India. “iruttu kadai halwa” is a famous shop at Thirunelveli which sells this halwa.  Here I have given the traditional way of making this tasty godhumai halwa by extracting milk from whole wheat grains and cooking in ghee by adding sugar, till it reaches the required consistency. At first try to prepare this halwa in small quantity and after you get practiced you may try to prepare in larger amount. We have already prepared Bread Halwa Milk HalwaBeetroot HalwaBadam Halwa ,
chettinad aadikool | urad dal halwa, vendhaya kali | methi seeds halwa and  Carrot Halwa. Now let us prepare this Thirunelveli halwa following the easy steps given below for this diwali .

Thirunelveli halwa recipe | wheat halwa | godhumai halwa:-

Ingredients:- (200 ml cup used)

  • whole wheat / godhumai – 1/2 cups
  • sugar / seeni – 1 cup
  • ghee / nei – 1 cup
  • cashew nuts – 10 number

Method:- 

1. Take one cup of wheat in a bowl.

Whole wheat
Whole wheat

2. Immerse in water for one night or for 8 hours.

Wheat after soaking in water for 8 hours
Wheat after soaking in water for 8 hours

3. Drain water and then grind it smoothly in a mixe jar by adding half a cup of water.

Ground wheat in a mixe jar
Ground wheat in a mixe jar

4. Now transfer it to a stainer and extract wheat milk. Filter by pressing it using a ladle.  Now the husk will be left out in the filter.

Husk left in the filter
Husk left in the filter

5. Again grind the husk by adding 1/4 cup of water. Again filter it and take second milk. Throw away the left out husk. Keep the extracted wheat milk (first and second milk) in a bowl without disturbance for 2 to 3 hours.

Extracted wheat milk
Extracted wheat milk

6. Now you can see the clear water on top of the bowl and thick milk at the bottom.

Clear water separated on top of the bowl
Clear water separated on top of the bowl

7. Drain little clear water on top but not completely. If the milk is little watery it will be easy to prepare halwa without lumps.

Note:- if the milk is too thick it may form lumps.

Wheat milk after removing clear water
Wheat milk after removing clear water

8. Now take a heavy bottom pan and heat one tsp of ghee. Keep the stove in low flame and add wheat milk to the pan and stir continuously without forming lumps.

Wheat halwa in pan
Wheat halwa in pan

9. In few minutes it will reach porridge consistency.

Milk is thickening
Milk is thickening

10. Now add sugar and stir continuously.

Sugar added
Sugar added

11. It will melt again and it will loosen. Keep mixing for few more minutes.  Switch off the stove and keep it aside. I have transferred it to a non-stick pan to make the processes easy.

Wheat halwa in pan
Wheat halwa in pan

12. In another pan heat one tsp of ghee and fry cashew nuts to golden brown.

Frying cashewnuts
Frying cashew nuts

13. Remove fried cashew nuts and keep aside.

Fried cashew nuts
Fried cashew nuts

14. In the same pan with the remaining ghee, add one tsp of sugar and mix.

Sugar added to ghee
Sugar added to ghee

15. At first it will melt.

Sugar in ghee
Sugar in ghee

16. Then it will change to golden brown colour.

Golden brown colour sugar in ghee
Golden brown colour sugar in ghee

17. Now switch off the stove. Keep the other pan containing halwa in the stove. Add this golden brown sugar (caramelised sugar) along with ghee to the pan.

Golden brown sugar added
Golden brown sugar added

18. Stir continuously. Though it will be crystal in the beginning it will dissolve completely in few minutes.

Caramelised sugar dissolves completely
Caramelised sugar dissolves completely

19. Now keep ghee nearby, and add one tsp of ghee at intervals and keep stirring the halwa.

Wheat halwa in pan
Wheat halwa in pan
Wheat halwa in pan
Wheat halwa in pan
Wheat halwa in pan
Wheat halwa in pan

20. When it turns to a jelly consistency in the pan and ghee separates without sticking to the pan add fried cashew nuts and mix well.

Thirunelveli halwa recipe | wheat halwa | godhumai halwa
Thirunelveli halwa recipe | wheat halwa | godhumai halwa

21. At this stage you can stop adding ghee and switch off the stove. Cool down for 10 to 15 minutes and transfer to the serving bowl or a box and serve.

Thirunelveli halwa recipe | wheat halwa | godhumai halwa
Thirunelveli halwa recipe | wheat halwa | godhumai halwa

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