Custard Powder Halwa, a very easy sweet that you can make with very little ghee and unlike other sweets and halwas this custard powder halwa doesn't have any major consistency checks so its very easy for beginners as well.I have already tried cornflour halwa and this is another variation with custard powder.I had half a pack of custard powder which was nearing expiry so thought to empty it, so searched for recipes with custard powder as main ingredient and this one caught my attention.
I was supposed to post this yesterday itself but got held up and was lazy too :P
Custard Powder Halwa Recipe
Custard powder - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 and 1/2 cups
Water - 2 cups
Ghee - 2 tbsp + 1 tsp for greasing
Cashew nuts - 6 broken and few for ganish
Cardamom powder - a tiny pinch
| Cooking Time
: 15 mins
| Recipe Cuisine
: Tickling Palattes
- Take custard powder and sugar in a pan, add 2 cups of water
- Whisk it well to avoid lumps, mix well till sugar completely dissolves, we are doing all this off the stove.Grease a tin / plate with ghee and keep it ready.Heat the pan and keep stirring.
- Keep stirring in low flame.Stir continuously to avoid lumps.It will first start to form glossy here and there, then fully glossy.Add a tbsp of ghee at this stage.
- Add cardamom powder.Then it will start to thicken. Keep on stirring until you see the halwa texture.
- Once it is thick and comes together as a whole mass and starts to leave the sides of the pan add remaining ghee,cashews , mix well and switch off.Now transfer the mixture to a ghee greased plate.Let it to set atleast for an hour then cut into squares and enjoy.
- Once it is thick and comes together as a whole mass and starts to leave the sides of the pan add fried cashews and switch off.Now transfer the mixture to a ghee greased tin.Let it to set atleast for an hour then invert , cut into squares and enjoy.
Garnish each square with cashews.
- You can use any food colour of your choice but I choose to leave it the natural orange color the custard powder gave.
- If you want to serve it in a bowl then switch off a bit runny as you can see the texture in step4 smooth and shiny.
- You can even add any essence of your choice.
- The halwa can be had hot or cold as per your preference.Keeps well for 5 days if refrigerated.
- Use a nonstick pan for best results.
- Make sure you cut the cashews very fine so that while cutting you will get smooth pieces.
Labels: Easy Sweets, halwa recipes