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Singhare ke Atte ka Halwa: Navratri Festival Recipe

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Singhare Ka Halwa

Singhare Ka Halwa

Singhare ka halwa is a delicious pudding prepared with chestnut flour. (Halwa is a type of pudding, and singhara is water chestnut.) This pudding is traditionally prepared during festivals like Navratri, Mahashivratri, Janmashtami, etc., all of which are characterized by religious fasting. During the festivals, grains like wheat, rice, etc., are not eaten; instead, non-grain flours are used.

This delicious halwa is quick and easy to make. Try it and share your feedback.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

25 min

35 min

3 to 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp or more desi ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/2 cup singhare ka atta (water chestnut flour)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 to 3 almonds, sliced, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat the desi ghee in a pan. Then put in the singhare ka atta and reduce the heat to low. Stirring continuously, roast the atta until it emits its aroma and becomes brown in colour (around 12 minutes).
  2. Add the water, sugar, and cardamom powder. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Continue cooking until the water dries out and the ghee separates out, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Transfer the halwa to a bowl, garnish with some sliced almonds, and serve.

Singhare ke Atte ka Halwa: Navratri Festival Recipe

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 28, 2020:

Thank you, Devika.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 28, 2020:

You are welcome, Peggy. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 28, 2020:

You could try it with whole wheat flour or even semolina, Mary. Yes, it is eaten with a spoon. Glad you like the pan. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 28, 2020:

Halwa of any sort is always a treat, Kalpana. I am certain you will like it. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 28, 2020:

Thank you, Pamela.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 28, 2020:

Thank you, Linda

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 28, 2020:

Sure I could, Bill. You will certainly like it.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 23, 2020:

It probably tastes better than it looks. If you could talk me into taking the first bite, I would probably like it. :)

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 22, 2020:

I don't think I've ever tried water chestnut flour. It's an interesting idea, especially when it's mixed with cardamom.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 22, 2020:

This puddding looks good and since you said it was used during the festival I know it tastes wonderful. The ingredients sound easy along with the directions. Thank you, Rajan.

Kalpana Iyer from India on October 22, 2020:

Happy Navratri! The best dessert to celebrate it with. I have had halwa but not the singhade one. Saving the recipe. Thank you!

Mary Wickison from Brazil on October 22, 2020:

I haven't seen water chestnut flour but I may try it with cashew flour which is available here.

Is this eaten as a dessert with a spoon?

I love your wife's frying pan, it's nice and deep.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 22, 2020:

We have eaten chestnut soup, but never a chestnut pudding. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 22, 2020:

I must try this recipe it looks yummy and one of my favorites.