I love these jelly types of halwa. Because you can never miss the stage in which you have to remove them, unlike barfis..Specially these halwas need only less ghee as well less ingredients but the end results not only taste great but looks super glossy. I have already shared a version of cornflour halwa in microwave, this is the real version made on stove top. I made this today and wanted to share it as soon as possible. I am sure that you must have checked my custard powder halwa as well.
This halwa is so easy to make, all you have to do is put everything in a pan and keep mixing till it reached the correct consistency..So easy and so yummy..
I hope you will try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 2 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Makes : 24 to 30 pieces
Cornflour / Cornstarch - 1 cup
Sugar - 2 cup
Water - 3 cup
Ghee - 8 tblspn
Cardamom Powder / Yelakai Podi - 1 tsp
Cashews - 3 tblspn broken into small pieces
Green Food Colouring - a pinch
Take a heavy bottom pan and add in sugar and 2 cups of water. Mix well and heat till the sugar is melted.
While it is melting, take cornflour in a bowl and add in 1 cup of water and mix well so no lumps are formed. Add some food colour and mix well.
Now the sugar must be melted, pour the cornflour mix in and mix well.
Now put this on high heat and keep whisking till it is thick, glossy and jelly like.
Now use a spoon to mix and put the heat on medium heat.
Add 2 tblspn of ghee and keep mixing..
After 3 mins add another 2 tblspn of ghee and mix well.
Now it will get thick and non sticky. Add in another 2 tblspn of ghee and keep cooking.
Add more ghee if needed.
At one stage the halwa will leave the sides of the pan. at that point add in cashews, cardamom powder and mix well.
The halwa will look non sticky, it will leave the pan, it will be thick and glossy, and the ghee will ooze from the sides of the pan.
At this point pour this into a greased pan and set it in fridge for 1 to 2 hours.
Once it is set, invert it to a cutting board and cut it into slices.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Start by greasing a pan with some ghee|
|grease it well and set aside|
|Take cornflour in a bowl|
|add some green food colour|
|take sugar in a thick bottom kadai|
|heat till sugar is melted|
|now the sugar is melted|
|add the cornflour mix|
|keep cooking till it gets thick|
|add in 2 tblspn of ghee|
|add another two tblspn of ghee|
|add in some more ghee|
|add in broken cashews|
|add some ghee and keep cooking|
|now it has got really thick|
|sprinkle in cardamom powder|
|at one stage it will leave the sides|
|a close look|
|it will be non sticky|
|this is the correct stage|
|time to pour|
|allow it to set|
|once it is set cut into pieces|