Friday, April 20, 2018

ASHOKA HALWA WITH BROWN SUGAR

                                                                 

Ingredients:
Moong dal-1cup
Water-3 cups
Wheat flour-3/4 cup
Ghee-1 1/2 cup
Brown sugar-3 cups
Cashew nuts- To garnish
Salt-1pinch

Method:
1.Pressure cook washed moong dal with water to cook till soft.
2.Mash the dal nicely to make it a creamy consistency.

           

 3.In a kadai,add half of the ghee and fry the cashews to golden brown and keep it aside.

                               
                                                                      4.Now add the wheat flour and cook in sim,till it slightly changes colour and till u get the aroma.
5.Add the cooked dal to it.


6.Keep stirring for 2-3 minutes.
7.Add ghee little by little and keep stirring till all the ghee gets in.
8.Now add the sugar and salt.It will become watery and start to form lumps.


9.Blend the sugar well and keep stirring without any lumps.
10.Cook till the corners doesn't stick and add the fried cashews and cardamom powder.



11.Keep stirring the halwa till it changes slightly in colour and texture.
12.Halwa rounds together in one place and the ghee oozes out.
13.This is the right consistency to switch off.



14.Hot and sweet Ashoka halwa is ready.

Note:
1.Mash the cooked dal nicely to light and creamy consistency and not thick.If water is not sufficient, add little more.
2.If u still have lumps,cool the dal and grind it in a blender.
3.Do not over-cook the wheat flour,as the smell and taste will differ.
4.Sugar and ghee completely depends on your own taste.
5.Given measurements are for medium sweetness and ghee.
6.Since its brown sugar, it needs 3 cups. For white sugar it would need around 2-2.5 cups.
6.If you are using white sugar,add kesari food colour(deep orange)(optional).