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black halwa recipe | karuppu halwa | kerala black jaggery halwa

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


  • 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


  • 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.