Ginger and raw turmeric halwa

Adrak aur Kacchi Haldi ka Halwa Recipe (Ginger & Raw Turmeric Sweet Confection)

The winters have arrived in most of the northern parts of India and nature is blooming in all its glory. Like a ritual food is explored in all enthusiasm since the chilly weather makes the craving stronger. While you are tucked tight inside your cozy quilt and enjoy your favorite TV show, it is time to relish the richness of Indian food in all possible flavors.

While in the winters the main course can become as varied and spicy as it can, sweets are nowhere at the back foot, in fact, sweets are on the top of the wish list.

Although Ginger Halwa is commonly cooked in many north Indian households, I as a matter of my exploratory nature went on to add raw turmeric to this. There are limited and four main ingredients in this and they go on to make this dish an excellent source of the winter cold-bearing food.

Ginger (Adrak), Raw Turmeric (Kacchi haldi ki gaanth), Ghee (Clarified Butter), Gur (Jaggery). All four of them are differently described in Ayurveda as the best source of food in the Indian winter season.

Let’s delve into the sweetness of this unique sweet and surprise our sweet tooth with an herbal delight.

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Wash and clean ginger and turmeric properly.
  2. Cut into small pieces, and make fine paste. Keep aside.
  3. Take half cup of water and Dissolves Gud into hot water.
  4.  Strain impurities and Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take non stick fry pan, put ghee in it, when ghee becomes hot, adds ginger and turmeric paste in it.
  2. Stir it continuously on medium to slow heat.
  3. Fry till content do not stick in the fry pan and ghee separates from paste. (Or liquid dries up).
  4. Add strained Gud solution slowly into it. Cover the lid.
  5. Boil it for2 minute. Then reduce the heat. Stir occasionally.
  6.  Add dry grapes in it.
  7. Cook till halwa consistency comes.
  8. Ginger turmeric halwa is ready to use.
    Ginger and raw turmeric halwa

    Ginger and raw turmeric halwa

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    grounded ginger and turmeric

    grounded ginger and turmeric

    frying the paste

    frying the paste

    frying the paste

    frying the paste

    frying and adding more ghee

    frying and adding more ghee

    frying

    frying

    adding raisin

    adding raisin

    frying

    frying

    melting jaggery

    melting jaggery

    melting jaggery

    melting jaggery

    Pass this through sieve

    Pass this through sieve

    adding jaggery syrup

    adding jaggery syrup

    cooking

    cooking

    Ginger and raw turmeric halwa

    Ginger and raw turmeric halwa

Ginger and raw turmeric halwa

Ginger and raw turmeric halwa

Nutritional /Medicinal Fact (Ayurvedic reference):

Ginger: One of the best enhancers of digestion – helping to better assimilate food and prevent the formation of toxic by-products of digestion.

Turmeric:  Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibacterial and has long been used in the Indian system of medicine to treat a variety of conditions.

Ghee: Helps absorb and assimilate nutrients. Improves memory, helps increase flexibility by lubricating the connective tissues, carrier of medicinal properties of herbs into tissues, and stimulates the liver to produce fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K

Gur / Jaggery: that is unrefined sugar which is obtained from raw, concentrated sugar cane juice. It helps prevent and relieve constipation, is an excellent source of iron, and helps detoxify your liver by flushing out harmful toxins from our body.

This ginger and raw turmeric halwa is used as preventive medicine as well as to cure cough and cold.

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