Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dudali / Arrowroot Powder Halwa

Kuve peet or arrowroot powder is a thickening agent and makes the best halwa in less than 5 minutes. 

Ingredients :
Arrowroot Powder/ Kuve Peeta : 1 cup
Sugar : 1 cup
Milk : 1 cup
Cardamom Pods : 2
Ghee for Greasing the Bowl
Saffron (Soaked in warm Milk) : Optional

1. In a bowl take arrowroot powder and add lots of water; allow it to rest for 20 minutes. 
2. The arrowroot powder settles at the bottom after sometime. Decant the water from the top as much as possible.
3. Add 1 and a 1/2 cup water to the soaked powder and mix well. 
4. In a pan add milk, sugar and the water added arrowroot powder (as well as saffron milk).
5. Keep mixing and it thickens up after some time.
6. Once it thickens add cardamom powder at this stage (It will stop bubbling and gets a halwa consistency).
7. Grease a plate with ghee and spread the paste on the tray.
8. It will set once its cooled down.