wheat halwa recipe | tirunelveli halwa | godhumai halwa or godhi halwa

wheat halwa recipe | tirunelveli halwa | godhumai halwa or godhi halwa with detailed photo and video recipe. a classic south indian sweet recipe prepared mainly with the wheat flour and sugar. the recipe has a strong resemblance to the north indian cuisine atte ka halwa but totally different from the way it is prepared. it is generally prepared during the festival season and for a celebration feast.
wheat halwa recipewheat halwa recipe | tirunelveli halwa | godhumai halwa or godhi halwa with step by step photo and video recipe. traditionally halwa recipes are super rich dessert recipes with the amount of ghee and sugar used in it while preparing. same applies to wheat halwa recipe and the quantity can be shocking for many. hence it is often prepared for occasions and festival feast.

this is my 5th attempt to prepare wheat halwa and i wasn’t happy with either the texture or thickness of my previous attempts. to be honest it is not one of the easy recipes to be prepared as it requires a lot of patience and effort to prepare it. i had almost given up on this recipe, especially due to the physical strain involved in stirring and mixing. perhaps it must be ok while preparing in large quantity with proper tools in-store or feast preparation. but anyway i was happy with my 5th attempt result and hence sharing the same with a video. moreover, in this recipe, i have used wheat flour whereas traditionally it is prepared with whole wheat which is soaked and grounded.

tirunelveli halwa

furthermore, some important tips and recommendation while preparing the wheat halwa recipe or tirunelveli halwa. firstly, soak the wheat dough well in water for at least 3 hours or overnight to release wheat milk completely. also, make sure to keep stirring the mixture continuously, else there are chances for halwa to burn and taste bitter. lastly, add the food colour of your choice to make it more attractive, or pour caramelised sugar to get authentic tirunelveli halwa colour.

finally, i would like to highlight my other indian sweet recipes collection with this post of wheat halwa recipe. it includes recipes like corn flour halwa, badam halwa, bread halwa, rava kesari, sweet pongal, carrot halwa, suji ka halwa, dry fruits ladoo, maida barfi, kaju katli and sandesh recipe. in addition, do visit my other similar recipes collection like,

wheat halwa video recipe:

recipe card for tirunelveli halwa or godhi halwa:

3.91 from 11 votes
wheat halwa recipe
wheat halwa recipe | tirunelveli halwa | godhumai halwa or godhi halwa
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
soaking time
3 hrs
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

easy wheat halwa recipe | tirunelveli halwa | godhumai halwa or godhi halwa

Course: sweet
Cuisine: south india
Servings: 20 pieces
Author: Hebbars Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 255 ML)
  • 1 cup wheat flour / atta
  • cup water
  • cup sugar
  • ½-¾ cup ghee / clarified butter
  • 2 tbsp cashew / kaju chopped
  • pinch of orange food colour
  • ¼ tsp cardamom / elachi powder
  • 2 tbsp almonds / badam chopped
Instructions
  1. firstly, take 1 cup wheat flour and knead to smooth and soft dough adding ½ cup water or as required.
  2. soak wheat dough in 5 cup water for 3 to 4 hours.
  3. squeeze the dough well and mix with water to get wheat milk.
  4. strain the wheat flour water to remove the wheat flour residue.
  5. further, transfer the wheat flour milk into large kadai.
  6. keep stirring for 10-15 minutes, till the milk turns porridge consistency.
  7. now add 1½ cup sugar and ¼ cup ghee. mix well making sure the sugar dissolves completely.
  8. after 15 minutes, ghee has been completely absorbed by the wheat mixture.
  9. add a tbsp of ghee and keep stirring on medium flame.
  10. repeat this for at least 5-6 times or till the mixture starts to release out ghee.
  11. once the ghee is released, add 2 tbsp chopped cashew and a pinch of orange food colour.
  12. mix well making sure everything is combined well.
  13. turn off the flame and add ¼ tsp cardamom powder. mix well.
  14. transfer to a tray and cut into square pieces.

  15. finally, serve wheat halwa / tirunelveli halwa / godhumai halwa or store in airtight container for a week.

how to make wheat halwa recipe with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, take 1 cup wheat flour and knead to smooth and soft dough adding ½ cup water or as required.
    godhumai halwa or godhi halwa
  2. soak wheat dough in 5 cup water for 3 to 4 hours.
    godhumai halwa or godhi halwa
  3. squeeze the dough well and mix with water to get wheat milk.
    godhumai halwa or godhi halwa
  4. strain the wheat flour water to remove the wheat flour residue.
    godhumai halwa or godhi halwa
  5. further, transfer the wheat flour milk into large kadai.
    godhumai halwa or godhi halwa
  6. keep stirring for 10-15 minutes, till the milk turns porridge consistency.
    tirunelveli halwa
  7. now add 1½ cup sugar and ¼ cup ghee. mix well making sure the sugar dissolves completely.
    tirunelveli halwa
  8. after 15 minutes, ghee has been completely absorbed by the wheat mixture.
    tirunelveli halwa
  9. add a tbsp of ghee and keep stirring on medium flame.
    tirunelveli halwa
  10. once the ghee absorbed keep adding a tbsp of more ghee every time and keep mixing.
    tirunelveli halwa
  11. repeat this for at least 5-6 times or till the mixture starts to release out ghee.
    tirunelveli halwa
  12. once the ghee is released, add 2 tbsp chopped cashew and a pinch of orange food colour.
    tirunelveli halwa
  13. mix well making sure everything is combined well.
  14. keep stirring continuously and cook until the mixture thickens completely, and ghee separates from sides.
    wheat halwa recipe
  15. turn off the flame and add ¼ tsp cardamom powder. mix well.
    wheat halwa recipe
  16. transfer the prepared mixture into a greased plate lined with baking paper.
    wheat halwa recipe
  17. set well forming a block.
    wheat halwa recipe
  18. now top with few chopped almonds and press gently.
    wheat halwa recipe
  19. allow to cool for 2 hours, or till it sets completely.
    wheat halwa recipe
  20. now unmould and cut into square pieces.
    wheat halwa recipe
  21. finally, serve wheat halwa / tirunelveli halwa / godhumai halwa or store in airtight container for a week.
    tirunelveli halwa

notes:

  • firstly, make sure to cook the halwa in low to medium flame, else the raw smell of wheat remains.
  • also, keep stirring first 10 minutes, else there are chances for wheat flour milk to curdle.
  • additionally, adjust the amount of ghee as required depending on the mixture.
  • finally, wheat halwa / tirunelveli halwa / godhumai halwa can also be served immediately in a bowl, without cutting into pieces.
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