Saturday, July 24, 2010

Broken wheat(or thick rava) and jaggery Halwa (ಸಜ್ಜಕಾ )

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
One more healthy  halwa from my land, North Karnataka. 
In North Karnataka, Jowar(Sorghum) rotti is a must food in villages. Women make more than 50 rottis each day and its a tiresome job. So, the new moon day or Amavasye is like a festival for them. As there will be more work like special pujas for vehicles, cows, buffaloes, tractors, rotti is skipped from their menu. Instead, they prepare only rice, rasam and this sweet, Broken wheat halwa.It is called as Sajjaka in Kannada. It is prepared using rava or thick semolina, usually smaller in size than bulgur. 
Ingredients :
Broken wheat or rava : 1 cup
Jaggery - 1 1/2 cup, grated or powdered
Ghee - 1/4 cup + 2 tsp
Nut Meg powder - 1tsp
Salt a pinch
Water - 3 cups or more to cook the rava.
Mixed nuts - 1 tbsp

Method :
Fry the rava with 2 tsp of ghee till you get the aroma
Keep water to boil.
Once it starts boiling, add the rava. Cook it for a minute. 
Add jaggery and keep on stirring for a minute
Now add salt and cook till the rava is cooked. 
Heat the ghee in a separate kadai. Fry the nuts.
Add ghee and nuts together to the boiling rava. Cook till it starts leaving the edges. 
Transfer it into a bowl and serve it with pickle and paapad. 
This can be used to make polis, called as sajjakada holige.
This is going to my event  

Keep Smiling,


Nitha said...

Delicious halwa..

Hari Chandana P said...

Delicious and tempting halwa.. looks gr8 :)

Unknown said...

wow, that looks wonderful !!!

I cannot wait for your halwa event roundup. I am drying for that as I love all kinds of halwas.

shifa firoz said...

halwa my all time weekness... too bad i cant make any sweets now.. :( but im virtually enjoying ur halwa! :D

Padmajha said...

Looks Tempting.Surely going to try this :)

Swathi said...

Yummy halwa.

chef and her kitchen said...

Looks really yummy n appetizing..

Priya Suresh said...

Mouthwatering halwa, looks tooo tempting..

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