Approximation is the key to indian kitchen. Most Indian women do not use measuring spoons or cups for measuring the ingredients, they have the power of approximation. Halwa is a traditional indian delicacy which is perfectly cooked by mothers. Here is a little twist to the traditional halwa.
- Heat ghee or oil in a thick bottomed pan.
- Add organic sooji or rava and fry till they change color to light brown and you get a lovely aroma.
- Add organic dry fruits and continue to fry for a few minutes.
- Heat 1.5 cups of water in another pan.
- Add this hot water to the sooji and dry fruits mixture and mix it well.
- Add milk and sugar to the mixture and stir.
- The semolina absorbs both water and milk quickly and swells.
- Continue stirring so that the mixture does not stick at the bottom of the pan.
- After 1 or 2 minutes, add organic alphonso mango pulp and stir again well and ensure that the mango pulp is mixed well.
- Add cardamom powder and organic saffron and stir till the moisture reduces.
- Cover with a lid and cook mango halwa for 1 or 2 minutes.