Atte Ka Halwa or Atte Ka Sheera is a popular north indian dessert. Main ingredients as wheat flour, sugar and ghee. It is also served as prasad in Gurudwaras to all the devotees. In my hometown, if you happen to pass the Gurudwara during any festive, they will compel to have one serving. Yes!, they won’t even leave the vehicle riders. And Damm! you should taste those treats, it will be super delicious, whether halwa or any drinks.
If you are interested in Gurudwara’s ‘Kadda Prasad‘, they prepare with equal portions of wheat flour, ghee (clarified butter), and sugar and double quantity of water. Don’t get surprised that I finished my recipe so easily. Read on!
In this post I’m not going to share the Gurudwara style of Kadaa Prasad, rather how I made it recently, a healthier version of it.
Imagine how it feels when you are back from a long comforting holidays with your parents, doesn’t matter how hot it is and you suddenly have a long list of to dos, including house chores and settling back to your usual life. This time we had a long road trip, but wasn’t exhausted until we reached bangalore. All these led us especially me to a total energy loss. I needed instant energy to do things smoothly and was craving badly for something sweet, an energy booster. For that fact, I would love to be a bike rider, they carry packs of sweets to munch on their way, isn’t it cool?? LOL
One more condition to make this recipe was I don’t wanted to consume any more calories, as I already gained around 4 kgs. So, if you are craving for a healthy sweet, just go for this one. I did’nt have much dates, so added few. You can add more or less of sweetner used in this recipe. I will later update the post with step by step photos. Try and let me know in the comments below or email me photos of any recipes tried, will post it on my facebook page.
How to make Atte Ka halwa or Atte Ka Sheera:
- Clean dates 2-3 times in water to remove all the dirts. Deseed and cut it in half. Soak it in 1/2 cup of hot water for about 30 minutes prior making the halwa. Grind it to a smooth paste. Keep it aside.
- Heat ghee in a kadai or a pan. Fry cashews or other nuts of your choice till golden brown and take out and keep it aside.
- Add wheat flour to the ghee and start mixing well till all combined.
- Cook this till the wheat changes its colour to dark golden brown. Keep mixing to avoid burning. It will take around 7- 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile boil the said amount of water (excluding the amount used for soaking dates) in a seperate pan. Add grated jaggery.
- When the wheat ghee mixture is ready and water also boiling with the jaggery melted. Add the boiled water to the wheat mixture using a sieve to filter any dirt particles. Add crushed cardamoms and dates paste.
- Start mixing till well combined. At the starting you will feel the water is too much, but it will get absorbed in no time. Make sure no lumps are present.
- I garnished with fried cashews and roasted melon seeds. Serve it warm.
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