black halwa recipe | karuppu halwa | kerala black jaggery halwa

black halwa recipe | karuppu halwa | kerala black jaggery halwa with detailed photo and video recipe. a traditional south indian delicacy made with rice flour, jaggery and ghee. the recipe is extremely simple with the list of ingredients but can be time-consuming and also tiring as it needs to be cooked in low flame. but the end result is an ideal dessert for almost any occasion or celebration without any doubt.
black halwa recipeblack halwa recipe | karuppu halwa | kerala black jaggery halwa with step by step photo and video recipe. indian sweets are known for their complicated ingredients and resource intensive. having said that it is one of the most sought out dishes which is required for almost all festivals and celebration feast. one such south indian delicacy is the black halwa recipe which hails from the kerala cuisine.

as i previously mentioned the recipe for black halwa, is quite simple and easy. yet it can be very difficult as it made in a slow cooking process. in other words, there is a lot of stirring and in a low flame till it gets sticky and sets the shape. this can be tricky and also problematic for a novice cook. having said that i have tried to simplify it and have reduced the time and effort so that it caters for everyone. well if you think it is too much effort to make it at home, then you are better of buying it from the store. yet the content you get by spending that much effort and time is priceless. at the end of the day, it is your choice and i do not want to portray that this is a simple and easy dessert recipe.

karuppu halwa

anyway, i would like to highlight some of the tips, suggestions and variations for a perfect black halwa recipe. firstly, the black colour comes from the special black coloured jaggery which not only gives the colour, but also the texture. having said that you can also make it with normal jaggery if you do not have access to the black ones. secondly, i have used the store bought rice flour for this recipe, but this recipe can also be made using raw rice. the rice has to be soaked overnight and ground to smooth paste before using it for the recipe. lastly, do not compromise on the use of rich coconut milk used for this recipe. as it ads flavour.

finally, i request you to check my other detailed indian sweets recipes collection with this post of black halwa recipe. it mainly includes recipes like kala jamun, besan halwa, suji ka halwa, bombay karachi halwa, wheat halwa, ash gourd halwa, carrot halwa, moong dal halwa, aate ka halwa, ice halwa. further, to these i would like to highlight my other detailed recipes collection like,

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black halwa recipe

black halwa recipe | karuppu halwa | kerala black jaggery halwa

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 15 pieces
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: sweet
Cuisine: kerala
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black halwa recipe | karuppu halwa | kerala black jaggery halwa

Ingredients

  • cup (250 grams) jaggery / gud, dark variety
  • 3 cup coconut milk, thin
  • ½ cup (100 grams) rice flour, fine
  • 1 cup coconut milk, thick
  • 2 tsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 3 tbsp cashew / kaju, chopped
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder

Instructions

  • firstly, in a large bowl take 1½ cup grated jaggery. make sure to take a dark variety of jaggery as it gives colour to halwa.
  • add 3 cup coconut milk and whisk until jaggery dissolves.
  • now add ½ cup rice flour and whisk well.
  • pour the mixture to a kadai and keep stirring.
  • cook on low flame until the mixture thickens.
  • after 10 minutes, add 1 cup thick coconut milk and mix well.
  • continue to cook until the mixture thickens.
  • after 25 minutes, add 1 tsp ghee and continue to mix.
  • the mixture turns glossy and will be easy to stir.
  • add another tsp of ghee and continue to mix till the ghee is absorbed.
  • further, add 3 tbsp cashew and ½ tsp cardamom powder.
  • keep stirring on low flame, and the mixture dark brown colour.
  • after 50-60 minutes, the mixture will start to release ghee and also turns black in colour.
  • transfer the halwa mixture to a greased tray and level up.
  • rest for 1 hour or until the halwa cools completely.
  • now unmould the halwa and cut to the desired shape.
  • finally, enjoy black halwa or store in an airtight container for a month.
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how to make black halwa with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large bowl take 1½ cup grated jaggery. make sure to take a dark variety of jaggery as it gives colour to halwa.
    black halwa recipe
  2. add 3 cup coconut milk and whisk until jaggery dissolves.
    black halwa recipe
  3. now add ½ cup rice flour and whisk well.
    black halwa recipe
  4. pour the mixture to a kadai and keep stirring.
    black halwa recipe
  5. cook on low flame until the mixture thickens.
    black halwa recipe
  6. after 10 minutes, add ½ cup thick coconut milk and mix well.
    karuppu halwa
  7. continue to cook until the mixture thickens.
    karuppu halwa
  8. after 25 minutes, add 1 tsp ghee and continue to mix. to make vegan halwa, use coconut oil in place of ghee.
    karuppu halwa
  9. the mixture turns glossy and will be easy to stir.
    kerala black jaggery halwa
  10. add another tsp of ghee and continue to mix till the ghee is absorbed.
    kerala black jaggery halwa
  11. further, add 3 tbsp cashew and ½ tsp cardamom powder.
    kerala black jaggery halwa
  12. keep stirring on low flame, and the mixture dark brown colour.
    kerala black jaggery halwa
  13. after 50-60 minutes, the mixture will start to release ghee and also turns black in colour.
    black halwa recipe
  14. transfer the halwa mixture to a greased tray and level up.
    black halwa recipe
  15. rest for 1 hour or until the halwa cools completely.
    black halwa recipe
  16. now unmould the halwa and cut to the desired shape.
    black halwa recipe
  17. finally, enjoy black halwa or store in an airtight container for a month.
    karuppu halwa

notes:

  • firstly, adding coconut milk makes halwa more flavourful.
  • also, cook on low flame to prevent from burning and intense colour.
  • additionally, adding cashews gives a crunchy bite to halwa.
  • finally, black halwa recipe looks great when prepared with dark coloured jaggery.
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