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Atte ka halwa/ kada Prasad / wheat flour halwa

step by step recipe
Atte ka halwa or kada Prasad 

Atte ka Halwa or Kada Prasad is popular North Indian halwa recipe, in Gurudwara aate ka halwa is distributed as naivedyam/prasad and known as Kada Prasad. In our home atte ka halwa is as popular as any other halwa. We often make aata halwa  for breakfast, same as sooji halwa. During any pooja aate ka halwa, poori is distributed as naivedyam at home, temple etc.

To achieve getting perfect aate ka halwa is little tricky but with practice you will get it right. It took me a while to achieve this too, but then my mom thought me the recipe which she is using since last so many years where atta is roasted in ghee for kada Prasad she use little more ghee, if you want you can reduced it also but then you have to be very careful  because with less ghee there is a chance that your halwa will turn lumpy, if this happened then atta will not able to roast properly and you will not get perfect halwa..

wheat flour fudge

Ingredients for Wheat Flour Halwa Recipe

Wheat - 1 cup
Ghee - 1/2 cup 
Sugar -  3/4 cup
Almonds - 8-9 ( chopped)
Raisins - 25-30 (separate the stems)
Cardamom - 5-6 (chopped)
Water - 3 cups 

Method - How to make Wheat Flour Halwa

lets start step by step Atta halwa/ wheat flour fudge recipe:

Step 1 Heat ½ cup ghee in a kadai or a thick bottomed pan and add 1 cup   
            Atta/ wheat flour.

Step 2 Start roasting the atta, keep on stirring the atta so that it does not stick to 
           the pan and is roasted evenly, till atta changes it's colour and turn light 
           golden. This takes approx 7-8 minutes on a low flame.this step is important 
           because if atta is not roasted well then you will not get perfect texture in the 
           halwa. There will be slight raw taste in the atta halwa.

Step 3. Add 2 tbsp raisins/kishmish, chopped almonds and cardamom powder (4 to 
            5 cardamoms, powdered in a mortar-pestle, husks discarded).

Step 4. When you keep the atta for roasting in the ghee, at the same time heat 3
            cups water and (¾ to 1 cup) sugar in another pan. stir so that the sugar 
            dissolves. Bring the water and sugar solution to a boil.

Step 5.  Once you stir the raisins, cardamom powder and almonds, then pour the 
              boiling sugar solution in the ghee-atta mixture slowly, with continuous 

Step 6. The atta will begin to absorb the water and swell. Keep on stirring the halwa 
              so that it do not stick at the bottom of the pan.

Step 7. The mixture will start thickening. keep on stirring often. Till the atta mixture 
             leave sides .

Step 8. Once all the water is absorbed, you will notice the change in the texture. 
            The ghee also will be visible at the sides. Wheat Flour Halwa is ready.

 Take it out in a serving bowl and garnish with chopped cashews and pistachios.
You can substitute or increase and reduce the quantity of nuts (mewa) in the halwa according to your preference.


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