How to Make Vrat Ka Halwa | Sweet Tooth

India is quite a traditional country where people perform religious activities every now and then. These activities also include fasting and Vrat Ka Halwa has a significant role in this particular activity. Here, the word 'vrat' means fast, so this dessert is specifically made for those who abstain themselves from eating for a day due to their religious beliefs. 

As religious fasts refrain people from eating meals made of cereals and pulses, Vrat Ka Halwa is generally made of Rajgira or Amaranth flour. To add richness to its flavour, people often infuse saffron strands, cardamom powder and a good quantity of ghee. They also add chopped pieces of almonds, pistachios and cashews to improve Vrat Ka Halwa's texture. If we talk about its nutrition value then Rajgira is not only a rich source of calcium, iron and zinc but it can also help in losing weight. 

Apart from this one-of-a-kind flour, the dry fruits and saffron add a significant value to its health benefits. If you wonder how much time it would take to prepare and serve Vrat Ka Halwa then an intermediate-level cook can take up to 20 to 30 minutes.