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Friday, April 6, 2012

Ashoka Halwa (Thiruvaiyaru Style) - Easy Ashoka Halwa

      Ashoka Halwa is a Popular Sweet Recipe from  Thiruvaiyaru, Tanjore District. This Halwa is made with Wheat flour & Moong dal   as a main Ingredient. Aromatic Roasted Wheat flour, when blended with Cooked Moong dal tastes yumm. This is an Easy Halwa Recipe, often we make when Guest Arrives our Home.


Wheat Flour - 1 cup.
Moong dal - 1 cup.
Ghee - 3/4  cup.
Cashew nuts - 15 pieces.
Food color - Generous Pinch.(optional)
Sugar - 2 cup.


Pressure Cook the moong dal  with needed water, and Mash it, till soft. If not cooked well, then grind it in a blender to a Smooth Paste.(for 1 cup of Moong dal , you can add 4 cups of water).

  • Take a Kadai, add Wheat flour,Ghee and Cashews. Mix well, without lumps.
  • Now switch on the stove, keep the flame to medium low. saute till Cashews turns little Golden brown, and also you get nice aroma of Wheat flour.

  • Now this is the right stage to add Sugar & Cooked Moong dal. stir well till the sugar Dissolves.

  • Then dissolve food color in 1 tbsp of water, and add to it.Mix well.
  • When it Reaches the Halwa consistency &
     when it leaves the sides of Kadai, switch off the flame.

  • Add 4 cups of water to Moong dal for Softer Cooking,If Moong dal is not cooked well, Halwa won't tastes Good.
  • if cooked moongdal has water,you can add that water also, while making halwa, to Get soft smooth Texture.
  • Adding Food colour is Optional. I used Pink color Agent, you can Use any other colour.
  • Sauting Wheat flour is also important step. Saute in Medium flame, along with cashews and Ghee, when cashews changes the color to light Golden brown,this will be the Right stage to add other ingredients.


Nava K said...

I love halwa but just that bit. This halwa quite unique with the dhal. Nice.