Many of you must have seen my facebook status update, I mentioned that "I have not started cooking for diwali yet" and raised a question like "what recipe do you want me to cook?". The answer from many is sweets, so decided to do different types of easy sweets. You can see lots of diwali recipes in my blog for this whole week.
Yesterday I made this halwa, Can you ever imagine that a halwa can be made in less than 15 mins. Now you can. I used my trusty microwave for cook this one and the result was pretty impressive. The colour was awesome, the texture was a bit like jelly but you get some crunchy nuts inbetween makes it more tasty.I took some to my mom's place and everyone loved a lot.
Hope you will try it and let me know what you think..
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Yields - 16 - 2 cm pieces
Recipe Source : Raks Kitchen
Corn Flour / Corn Starch - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
Water - 2 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Food Colouring - few drops
Ghee - 2 tblspn
Almonds / Cashews - 3 tblspn chopped
Take a microwave safe bowl. Add in corn flour, sugar, water, cardamom, food colouring and mix well.
Microwave this on high power for 15 mins. Take it out after every 4 mins and mix well, so that it doesn't form any lumps.
Heat ghee in a small pan and fry some almonds in it. Pour this over the halwa and mix well.
Grease a plate with ghee. Pour this halwa on it and shape it.
Let it cool for 30 mins. Now cut into pieces and serve.
You can make this entirely on stove top. But use a non stick pan and keep stiring continously. When the halwa starts to leave the sides trasfer it to the greased plate..
Use the same cup to measure all the ingredients.
Cooking time will vary as per the heat of the oven.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Take cornflour in a microwave safe bowl|
|add sugar to it|
|Pour some water|
|and mix well|
|Now take your favorite food colouring|
|squeeze few drops in and mix well|
|add a touch of cardamom powder|
|and mix well|
|Now microwave it for 6 mins|
|and microwave again till it gets thick|
|Take ghee and almonds in a small pan|
|and fry them on low heat|
|Pour that over the halwa|
|Grease a plate with ghee|
|pour the halwa in|
|slice and serve|