Broken Wheat Halwa

16 Oct

Erra Godhuma Nooka Halwa


Broken Wheat 1 cup
Sugar 1 cup
Jaggery (nalla bellam / thati bellam) 1 cup
Cashews 2 tbsps
Ghee as required

Method of preparation:

Heat tbsp of ghee in a sauce pot, add cashews and fry until golden brown.
Remove onto a bowl and add broken wheat to the same pot.
Roast the wheat on low flame for a minute or two.

Pour 4 cups of water into the pan and cook covered until broken wheat is cooked.
Once broken wheat is cooked, add sugar and jaggery.
When sugar and jaggery starts to caramalize, add 2 tbsps of ghee.
Once the broken wheat comes near and thickens a bit, stir in cashews and remove from heat.
Serve hot or cold.

Notes: Make sure broken wheat is thoroughly cooked before adding sugar and jaggery. Add more water to cook it if required.


8 Responses to “Broken Wheat Halwa”

  1. sindhura October 17, 2008 at 6:17 am #

    Yummy, if i am not mistaken is it Annavaram Satyanaranyana swami prasadam!!I love that very much.While shuttling from Hyd to Vizag i would make it a point to stop and treat myself with it!!

  2. Desi T Shirts October 17, 2008 at 11:58 am #

    My Mom makes this on festivals. It tastes great, and its good for health too.

  3. anusharaji October 19, 2008 at 9:23 am #

    yes it is annavaram prasadam

  4. chaitra May 17, 2009 at 2:08 am #

    Dear Anusha!!
    I just want to ask you one thing 1 cup jaggery+ 1 cup sugar to 1 cup of broken wheat.dont u think it is going to be overloaded with too much of sweet??
    I am planning to prepare it as soon as possible.

    • anusharaji May 18, 2009 at 10:02 am #

      1 cup of broken wheat yeilds around 1 1/2 – 2 cups of cooked wheat
      taste and reduce the amount of sweetness to your preference.
      method is whats important.

  5. felix george August 13, 2009 at 2:13 am #

    tryed was good would be it be good to use a little bit less of sugar

  6. Raji September 8, 2009 at 12:07 pm #

    @felix george thx for trying it out. It is pretty sweet dish n generally served in temples as prasadam.

  7. Deepthi October 13, 2013 at 11:57 pm #

    Can this be prepared with wheat flour?

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