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Custard Powder Halwa / How to make Custard Powder Halwa / Easy Halwa recipe – Diwali recipe

Custard Powder Halwa / How to make Custard Powder Halwa / Easy Halwa recipe – Diwali recipe

Custard Powder Halwa is my recent try for this Diwali 2017, it is very simple, quick to prepare also it tastes delicious. Also, custard powder halwa needs just 4 ingredients to be prepared and also these are commonly available in all out kitchen, so no any fancy ingredient used here. Moreover, the quantity of ghee/clarified butter used is very little compared to other Halwa.

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Custard Powder Halwa / How to make Custard Powder Halwa / Easy Halwa recipe – Diwali recipe

This Halwa can be prepared perfectly even by beginners. Give a try for this Diwali…

Ingredients:

  • Custard powder – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1 ½ cups
  • Cashew nuts – 7 nos
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Saffron strands – few strands
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 3 tbsp

Making of Custard Powder Halwa / Custard Powder Halwa Video recipe –

Preparation:

  • Break the cashew nuts into small pieces, keep it aside.
  • Soak saffron strands in a tbsp of water and keep it aside.
  • In a bowl, add custard powder, sugar and mix it well.
  • Pour water, mix it well until it the dissolves. Make sure no lumps are formed.
  • Heat a heavy bottomed vessel, pour ghee/clarified butter, add cashew nuts and roast until it starts turning golden brown in color.
  • Pour in the custard powder, sugar mixture followed by the saffron water, cook only in low flame.
  • Keep on mixing it, until it gets thicken.
  • Once it starts thickening, start beating the halwa, until it rolls out.
  • Keep on beating the halwa, until the ghee oozes out from the sides of the halwa.
  • Meanwhile grease a tray with ghee/clarified butter, transfer the halwa to the tray.
  • Level it with a ladle, let it sit until it reaches room temperature.
  • Slice the halwa into pieces.

Serve it. Store it in an air-tight container, so that it stays fresh for a week time. Also, slightly heat, before serving.

 

 

 

 

Note: This Halwa is prepared in 20 mins, but the important thing in this Halwa, since we custard powder thickens earlier, it’s a must to prepare this Halwa in low flame. Preparing low flame helps custard powder to get cooked completely and then thicken, else it would taste raw. Also, it doesn’t mean the once the halwa is thickened it is done, make sure that it doesn’t stick to the ladle and has a glassy appearance.

 

Yoyo Biscuit / Custard Biscuits

Yoyo Biscuit / Custard Biscuits

Long ago I got this recipe in a Cookery show by Chellam Gopalakrishnan, I love all her recipes, from the way she describes the making of the dish, and one could feel her love, dedication towards food. I started baking frequently only after watching her cookery programs. This one was my family’s favourite biscuit from my hands. I bake this very often, since it’s very easy to bake and needs very less ingredients.  A perfect tea time snack. Let us move on to the recipe…

As it’s Friday, I am taking it to Fiesta Friday #79 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Ingredients:

  • Butter – 200 gm
  • All purpose flour / Maida – 200 gm
  • Powdered sugar – 100 gm
  • Custard powder – 60 gm
  • Salt – a pinch

Making of Yoyo Biscuits / Custard Cookies –

Preparation:

  • In a bowl, sieve all purpose flour/maida and custard powder.
  • Bring the butter to room temperature.
  • Add in the powdered sugar to the flour and mix it well.
  • Add in the butter and stir it well with your hands, until it comes to the folding consistency.
  • Leave it to rest for 5 mins.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
  • Grease a baking tray with butter and dust it with all purpose flour.
  • Now divide the dough into small portions and roll them to small balls and flatten with your hands.
  • Place the biscuits one by one gently and continue baking at 180 degree C for 4 mins or until it starts browning.
  • Leave it to cool (room temperature) in the tray for 10 mins.

Serve hot with Coffee, tea or milk. A perfect tea time snack for kids.

Note: Store it in air-tight container for a week.   Also check out my other baking recipes: https://madraasi.com/recipes/baking/