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Wheat Halwa – Gothumai Halwa

You will Need
250gms of Wheat
750gms of Sugar
1/2 tsp of Powdered Cardamom
1/8 tsp of Edible Camphor
300gms of Ghee
3tbs of Broken Cahsewnuts
A pinch of Kesari Colour

How to
1.Soak the wheat or broken wheat for atleast 12 hours.
2.Throw the water that it has been soaked in and grind it with some fresh water.
3.Run it through a strainer and collect the milk like liquid.

4.Reapeat this process two more times i.e. extract milk twice.

5.Allow it to rest for some time (about one hour).The thin liquid will be seen on top.
6.Take a thick bottomed pan and pour the thin milk in and then add sugar. Another option is you can throw the thin water and make a sugar syrup with fresh water.If you are using fresh water, just add enough to cover the sugar.

7.Continue heating till you get the string consistency.(when you touch the syrup it should strech from your thumb to index finger like shown in the picture).

8.Add the colour powder mixed with water and the rest of the wheat milk slowly.Keep stirring continously with your right hand while you are pouring with the left. Otherwise it will solidify immediately.

9.Keep stirring till it becomes thick and keep adding Ghee on and off. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes.

10.Take a small portion cool it and roll it in to a ball with your fingers.

11.At this stage, add some Cashewnuts fried in ghee,cardamom powder and edible camphor.Grease a plate with ghee and keep it ready.

12.Pour it on the plate and level it up with a smooth and flat bottomed cup.

13.Either enjoy it as a halwa when it is hot,or wait for half an hour and cut into pieces.

 

Thanks to: Jaya’s recipes

General guidelines for healthier food – Both body and mind:

  • One should be thinking about Perumal (Nama Smaranam) while cooking, and the purpose should be to offer the preparation to Him.
  • Once the food is prepared, it should be offered to Perumal first. While offering, one should make sure that the food is neither too hot nor cold. It should be offered with love and affection.
  • Please do not offer either pre-cooked food bought from outside or any pre-consumed food.
  • Please follow thiruvaradanam kramam as instructed by your respective acharya. (http://anudinam.org/2012/03/08/bhagavad-tiruvaradhanam/)
  • Follow ahara niyamam as much as possible. Atleast make sure that onion and garlic are not used at all.(http://anudinam.org/2012/06/11/srivaishnava-ahara-niyamam/)
  • Please ensure that food which are not prasadams are not consumed.

 

 

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