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Food => Recipes => Topic started by: judla on July 01, 2006, 12:37:15 PM

Title: Grandma Rosy's Indian Halwa for Rosh Hashanah
Post by: judla on July 01, 2006, 12:37:15 PM

  • 100 grams cornstarch
  • 1 tin coconut milk (available in Indian shops)
  • 2 tins water (above coconut tin) 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • stick butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbls lemon juice
  • Saffron, cardamom & nutmeg powder as needed
  • Chopped almonds, pista etc

Soak a small fist-full of china grass (cut into small pieces) in hot water till dissolved.

Mix all of the above ingredients, except butter, preferably in a non-stick pot, and bring to a boil over high heat -- add butter.  Reduce heat and stir the mixture constantly till mixture thickens and pulls to the center of the pot (about 20-25 minutes). Check if done by pouring a little halwa onto a glass plate till you're able to lift the halwa off the plate.  Add lemon juice, stir and pour into plates.  Sprinkle with nuts and enjoy.  :P

Below is a photo of Grandma Rosy holding her Halwa creation: