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Buckwheat Flour Halwa

Buckwheat flour aka kuttu ka atta , is a staple on the fasting menu . This buckwheat flour halwa , is an Indian sweet , made using the buckwheat flour and jaggery. This easy, rustic Indian sweet is a must try for everyone !

I belong to a Brahmin family , and yes we fast a lot ( I being the only exception) . But, when we do fast , we fast in style. Who said you can’t have a filling meal during a fast? You just need to tweek the menu a bit 😉 , and we are masters at that , aren’t we?

There are a lot of food items , that are allowed during fasting . And we tend to make the most royal and rich dishes using them . So If it’s sabudana , its sabudana vada. If its potatoes , its potato sheera. If its fruits , it’s a creamy fruit salad. And if its buckwheat , it’s this buckwheat flour halwa!

It is a rather simple preparation , involving only 3 main ingredients. The only skill required is patience . You need to slowly roast the buckwheat flour in clarified butter till it changes color to a brown shade ( taking care not to burn it ).

Adding jaggery gives it a rustic sweet flavor and also a dark chocolate color.

I introduced it to the kids saying it was chocolate halwa. They were smart enough to tell , there wasn’t any chocolate in it, just after the first bite . But nevertheless , they at least took the first bite and liked it too.

Sharing the recipe here ! Enjoy !

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Buckwheat Flour Halwa
Course dessert
Cuisine maharashtrian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
helping
Ingredients
Course dessert
Cuisine maharashtrian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
helping
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan and add buckwheat flour to it . On a low to medium flame , roast the flour till it changes color to golden brown.
  2. Then add water , and let the flour cook in it . You can cover the pan too for a while .
  3. Now add the jaggery and cardamom powder and mix well on low flame. Let it cook for a few minutes stirring regularly , so that the jaggery dissolves and we get a consistent mixture.
  4. Serve hot garnished with dry fruits of your choice.
Recipe Notes

TIPS

Be careful while roasting the buckwheat flour. We just want it roasted to brownish color , and not burn it.
You can even use sugar instead of jaggery , just reduce the amount to 1 cup. And add a pinch of salt.
You can use milk instead of water too , if you want a richer dish . This would however change the color of the halwa to light brown.

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