25 June 2016

Wheat and Millet Halwa

This recipe was published in Discover Chennai Magazine.

In this halwa I have added millet flour along with regular whole wheat flour to make more nutritious. Millet flour has lots of nutrients in them.

Wheat and Millet flour Halwa


          Wheat flour - 1/2 cup

          Millet flour / Millet puttu flour - 1/2 cup

          Jaggery - 1/2 cup

          Dates 10 - 12 pieces

          Milk - 1 cup

          Water - 1 cup

          Milk powder - 2 tbsp

          Ghee - 2 tsp

          Salt - a pinch

          Sliced almonds and pistachios for garnish

Preparation Method

1. In a bowl mix wheat flour, millet flour / millet puttu flour, water, milk and salt and let it soak for 1/2 hr.

2. Remove seeds from the dates and soak them in hot water for 10 minutes and cool them and grind them to a smooth paste.

3. In a pan melt jaggery with little water and bring to a boil. Filter and keep aside.

4. To the soaked millet mixture add dates paste, jaggery syrup and milk powder.

5. Transfer the wheat millet mixture into a non stick pan and over medium flame keep stirring continuously till it thickens. When the mixture starts to leave the sides of the pan , add cardamom and ghee ,mixture takes about 20 minutes to reach this stage.

6. Stir for another 3-4 minutes.

7. Garnish with nuts.