Harbara Halwa

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: No-Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 3/4 cup - (ground form) fresh green gram ground fine
  • 1/2 cup - sugar
  • 1/4 cup - ghee + 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp - wheat flour
  • 1 cup - water
  • 1/4 tsp - cardamom powder
  • 3-4 drop edible green colouring (optional)
  • 1 tbsp - chopped almonds & pistachios mixed

How to Make Harbara Halwa

  • Heat water, add sugar, bring to boil.
  • Simmer for 4-5 minutes, cover, keep aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp. ghee in a heavy pan, add flour.
  • Stir fry on low fire till flour exudes aroma and is in light brown in colour.
  • Keep aside in a vessel. In the same empty pan, add remaining ghee.
  • Heat, add crushed gram, stir cook on low for 15 minutes.
  • Take care not to allow to stick at bottom of pan.
  • Add sugar syrup carefully, because it may splash.
  • Add fried flour, stirring constantly.
  • Use a long handles spatula, stir constantly, till ghee separates.
  • Add cardamom, chopped nuts, saving some for garnish.
  • Add colour, stir gently, till well blended.
  • Remove from fire, garnish with remaining chopped nuts.
  • Serve hot or warm. Refrigerate, reheat, as required.
  • To reheat, take required quantity in a small pan.
  • Sprinkle some hot water, stir cook, till fresh made texture is achieved.
  • Do not re-refrigerate, the texture may change.