I remember eating Cracked wheat halwa (aka Godhuma rava halwa in telugu) the very first time in Annavaram temple, when i was a little girl. Just in case you are wondering where Annavaram is, it is located in the East Godavari, A.P. Sri Satyanarayana Swamy is worshipped in that temple.
Just love the simplicity of this halwa. Also when you taste it in temple, hands down the taste is unbeatable.
Today I decided to make this halwa to Goddess Lakshmi who is considered as the goddess of wealth as a part of Navratri Day 4 neivedyam.
- Cracked wheat ( Godhuma Rava)- 1 cup
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Water- 3 cups
- Cardamom – 3 pods crushed
- Ghee- 5 tsps or more if desired.
- Few cashews and Raisins
In a pan add 2 tsps of ghee and cracked wheat. Slowly fry the cracked wheat till light brown and nice aroma comes. Remove and keep on the side.
In the same pan add a tsp of ghee and fry the cashews and raisins till light brown. Remove.
Now put 3 cups of water in the pan and bring it to a boil. Then reduce the heat and add the cracked wheat and mix. Close the lid and cook till the cracked wheat is completely done. Its takes atleast 12 minutes to cook on low-medium heat. Now add the sugar and combine till the sugar is melted. At this point the halwa looks little wet.
Add the cardamom powder, fried cashews and raisins and the 2 tsps of ghee. Combine till everything is nicely incorporated. Cook for another five to ten minutes till the moisture goes away and the halwa comes together.
Serve as Neivedyam !
Sending this to priyavaasu for Navratri 2012 event
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