Thursday, May 30, 2013

Celebrating 300th Post with Wheat Flour Halwa

Wheat Flour Halwa is a simple yet delicious halwa. I learnt making this from my mother. We call it 'Karkala Cake' as this is commonly made and served in many local hotels of Karkala (Karkala is a small village near Mangalore, Karnataka, India). It had really been a long time since I had this halwa. So thought of making it, to post as my 300th post. Yes, you read it right- 300th post!!

I cannot believe that I finished posting 299 recipes! The journey was indeed a good one so far. It is almost two years since I started blogging and I learnt a lot with each passing day. I am always thankful to my husband who has been a constant support in this journey. I also thank all my readers for encouraging me. Happy Cooking!!

  • Wheat Flour- 1 cup
  • Melted Ghee (Clarified butter)- 5 Tbsp
  • Sugar- 3/4 cup (adjust accordingly)
  • Water*- 2 cups
  • Cardamom pods- 4
  • Cashews and raisins- As required
*Use can as well use milk or a mixture of milk and water.


Heat 4 Tbsp of ghee in a deep pan (save 1 Tbsp of ghee to add at the end). Now add the chopped cashews and fry it until it turns light brown.

Then add the raisins and fry for few seconds. Then add the wheat flour and mix well until the ghee gets distributed evenly.

Now fry this mixture on a medium flame with constant stirring until it turns deep brown color. Care should be taken to stir it constantly to avoid burning. While the flour is getting roasted start heating water in another pot.

When the flour turns deep brown, add the hot water slowly with constant mixing (mixing has to be done constantly to avoid lumps).

Once it absorbs all the moisture, add sugar.

Mix well and heat the mixture for another 2 minutes. Then add the remaining 1 Tbsp of ghee and turn off the heat. Finally add the crushed cardamom and mix well. 
Wheat Flour Halwa is ready!!

Serve it warm or at room temperature. Above measurement serves 2-3 people.


  1. Congrats! The halwa looks super!

  2. Congratulations on your. " Triple Century " of your delectable, appetising & delicious recipes....Keep up the good work..and let us have 365 for each day of the year..( And steadily you can easily cross the next landmark...400 Posts..You can do it...All The Best......!!!

  3. Thanks a lot Ambreesh for your encouraging words. I will try my best to post the recipes :)