Wheat Halwa is the important sweet during Diwali in my house.My mother used to make this and Diwali Legiyam on the eve of Diwali .She also used to make hot Bajji's to go with the sweet. My aunts used to also make their versions of the Halwa and bring them to my house, thus making the festival and snacks all the more delectable.
Coming back to the Halwa it is quite simple except for the fact that it needs continuous stirring.
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
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.
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.
11.At this stage, add some Cashewnuts fried in ghee,cardamom powder and edible camphor.Grease a plate with ghee and keep it ready.