Wheat Flour Halwa (Aate Ka Halwa) is quick, no fuss sweet preparation that can be made with just few ingredients easily available in the kitchen. Though a south Indian, was born and raised in Mumbai, and my mother generally had her own version of each recipe that was a fusion of different regional cuisines.
Remember mother learning the wheat flour halwa from Maya aunty (our neighbor from Rajasthan) and then it was often prepared in our household and she has passed down this recipe to so many of our relatives and friends. And we named the halwa as ‘goduma mavu halwa’.
Years later, after I got married, have made this halwa on several occasions when we have had relatives and guests for lunch or dinner. Used to love the surprise on their faces when they learned that the dessert they just ate was made of wheat flour – this was some 20 to 25 years ago. By the way, this dessert was my mother-in-law’s favorite too.
Few weeks back we, (four friends and fellow food bloggers; Paluk Khanna, Sujata Shukla, Teena Sunoj, and yours truly Sundari Giri), decided to do a Rakshabandhan recipes round up from each others’ blog posts. I contributed two recipes from my blog archive Badusha and Nankhatai but wanted to prepare the wheat flour halwa as a new dish and post. I was too tied up and could not contribute this recipe.
Then one night my son’s friends; a newly-married couple just dropped home (in fact it was on the Rakshabandhan day), and instantly I decided to make this for them. With just few simple ingredients this can be made in less than 30 minutes.
You don’t have to wait for a festival or any occasion, just try it out whenever you get the craving for a sweet dish.