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

easy wheat halwa recipe | tirunelveli halwa | godhumai halwa or godhi halwa
Course sweet
Cuisine south india
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
soaking time 3 hours
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 20 pieces


  • 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


  • firstly, take 1 cup wheat flour and knead to smooth and soft dough adding ½ cup water or as required.
  • soak wheat dough in 5 cup water for 3 to 4 hours.
  • squeeze the dough well and mix with water to get wheat milk.
  • strain the wheat flour water to remove the wheat flour residue.
  • further, transfer the wheat flour milk into large kadai.
  • keep stirring for 10-15 minutes, till the milk turns porridge consistency.
  • now add 1½ cup sugar and ¼ cup ghee. mix well making sure the sugar dissolves completely.
  • after 15 minutes, ghee has been completely absorbed by the wheat mixture.
  • add a tbsp of ghee and keep stirring on medium flame.
  • repeat this for at least 5-6 times or till the mixture starts to release out ghee.
  • once the ghee is released, add 2 tbsp chopped cashew and a pinch of orange food colour.
  • mix well making sure everything is combined well.
  • turn off the flame and add ¼ tsp cardamom powder. mix well.
  • transfer to a tray and cut into square pieces.
  • finally, serve wheat halwa / tirunelveli halwa / godhumai halwa or store in airtight container for a week.