Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Calicut Halwa


Sugar 2 cups
All purpose flour 1 cup
Water 1/2 -1 cup
Cardomem seeds crushed 1 tsp
oil 500 ml


Mix the flour with 8 cups of water and leave it covered for a day. Remove the water from top and add new  again and leave it for one more day. Flour will start to ferment by this time. You may keep it refrigerated on the second day to prevent over fermentation.

Remove the water form top and filter out any lumpy portions from the flour paste.
Heat the oil  and keep it aside. Boil the sugar with 1/2 cup of water and add the flour paste and cardamom seeds.
Stir everything together and add the hot oil. Stir continuously on medium/high heat until the halwa separates from oil and starts to sticks together.
Continue stirring for two more minutes and transfer to a greased pan and add the coconut slices. Cool down and cut into desired size
.Oil will separate out and can be reused later.