Atta rules our Indian households like no other ingredient. We make our Indian flatbreads, or Rotis with is and it is a staple in our daily meals. While primarily, Atta is only used to make chapatis or Rotis, there are several other things that can be made with this essential ingredient.
In recent years, a lot of bakers have replaced processed flour with wheat flour in their baked goods like cakes and cupcakes as healthier and more wholesome alternatives that can cater to people who are conscious of their weight and looking to shed off some kilos. Similarly, there are a lot of Indian sweets too that can be made with Atta. In fact, there are a handful of Halwa recipes that can be made easily with your pack of AASHIRVAAD Atta and AASHIRVAAD Svasti Pure Cow Ghee at home!
To make all these recipes perfectly, it is important to have high quality atta around you. AASHIRVAAD Atta is a reliable atta brand that provides 100% whole wheat atta sourced directly from local Indian farms. AASHIRVAAD goes to great lengths to clean and process this atta to give you a wholesome and safe atta option for all your cooking needs. Check out AASHIRVAAD Atta 10kg price here.
Similarly, AASHIRVAAD Svasti Pure Cow Ghee is a golden, granular, and aromatic ghee product that is perfect for Halwa and other sweets. Check out the ghee price here. Try these recipes with AASHIRVAAD Atta and AASHIRVAAD Svasti Pure Cow Ghee for the best tasting Halwa ever!
Here are three popular and surprisingly delicious Halwa recipes that you can make at home with atta!
- Atta Halwa
Before we get into variations of Halwa made with Atta, we must talk about the simple and wholesome Atta Halwa recipe. Atta Halwa usually melts in your mouth and contains several dry fruits like almonds and raisins. Atta Halwa is popularly served during small festivals, pujas etc in homes and temples alike. In fact, Atta halwa and poori is one of the oldest and most loved combinations during North Indian pujas!
This recipe involves making a sugar syrup and roasting Atta in ghee till it changes colour. Later, the two things are mixed and topped with dry fruits to give you an aromatic, and delicious Atta Halwa.
- Banana Halwa
Bananas are fruits that are present almost all year which makes them easily available to use and experiment in new recipes. Adding Banana to your Halwa with Atta can definitely amp up your Halwa game and give you something new to have for dessert, prasad, or even a late evening snack.
A banana halwa recipe follows the same procedure as the Atta Halwa recipe however, mashed bananas are mixed with the brown cooked Atta. Top this up with some crushed dry fruits and serve hot or cold!
- Mango Halwa
Mango is the king of fruits and Indians love mangoes in the summer. Even during off-seasons, mango flavoured sweets and desserts are extremely popular. Now, what if we could add mango to our Halwa? A mango Halwa recipe is relatively different from a Banana Halwa recipe.
For Mango Halwa, we start by making a slurry of Atta, water and cornflour while cooking mango pulp in ghee and then mixing the two together. Once all ingredients mix, sugar and dry fruits are added, and this mixture is frozen for a few hours to set. What comes out is a bright yellow, sugary miracle!