Atte Ka Halwa : This Sweet Treat Comes Dipped In Nostalgia
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You must have had Kada Prasad while visiting a Gurudwara, often with your parents or grandparents, and wondered how great it tasted. Be it a healthy breakfast or a dessert menu post dinner, this wonderful Indian dish is suitable on any special day or holiday celebration. Halwa is a delicious method to escape and lose yourself in a happy state of mind. You may savour the traditional nostalgia with every taste of this delectable meal. A famous North Indian dessert called Atta Halwa (also known as Aate Ka Halwa, Wheat Flour Halwa, Godhumai Halwa, and Atta ka Sheera) is created with just three simple ingredients: whole wheat flour, sugar, and ghee (clarified butter). One of the easiest desserts you can quickly prepare at home is this one. This wheat halwa has a wonderfully smooth texture and melts in your mouth. A good aata halwa is ghee-rich, silky, and sticky. Do not skimp on the ghee; else, the dish won't turn out as it should. The most crucial piece of advice for creating the best aate ka halwa recipe is to use an equal amount of sugar, flour, and ghee. It is served as a prasad in langar and is referred to as kada prasad (karah prasad) in Punjabi gurudwaras (Sikh temples) (community lunch). Use this simple recipe to create the greatest atta halwa in the Punjabi Gurudwara style at home. 

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Several traditional Indian dessert recipes are cooked and served as prasad during the festival seasons. One such traditional north Indian treat made specifically for Navaratras is aate ka halwa or atte ka sheera. During fasting and holiday seasons, it is typically served with puris and black chana. 

Any of a number of sweets with Balkan and eastern Mediterranean origins that are baked with honey, wheat, butter, and sesame seeds or semolina and pressed into loaves or cut into squares are known as halvah, often written as helva. A number of flavourings and colorings are used to make halvah. It has the typical rough and sharp feel. Some variations swap out the more conventional honey and sesame seeds for sugar and nuts, usually pignoli nuts or blanched almonds. In either scenario, the butter, almonds, and farina are sautéed before the sweet syrup is added. These are properly mixed, then simmered while being covered until the syrup is completely absorbed. The delicacy is frequently topped with whipped cream, either warm or cold, and dusted with cinnamon. 

Ingredients for the Recipe

1 cup Sugar 

2 cups Water 

1 cup Ghee 

1 cup Atta 

1 tbsp chopped Pista 

1 tbsp chopped Almonds 

Almond Slivers


Take one cup of sugar into a pan and add two cups of water into it.

Place the pan on the gas burner, turn on the gas, and wait for the sugar to dissolve.

Add a cup of ghee (clarified butter) to another pan and heat it up on the gas fire.

Add one cup of wheat flour to the ghee once it has melted completely.

Roast the wheat flour slowly, until it turns brown. To prevent burning inside the pan, keep thoroughly stirring the entire mixture.

Add the sugar syrup and maintain a medium flame until the colour begins to change.

Now continue to stir the mixture continuously until it thickens.

Add some finely chopped nuts, such as pista and almonds.

Kada Prasad is now ready to serve.