Muscat Halwa, is a very popular Halwa variety. This Muscat Halwa originated from Srilanka. But it is very popular in Southern Tamilnadu. Many of us actually get confused with the popular Tirunelveli Halwa. But actually this Muscat halwa is made out of coconut milk, maida milk and sugar. The maida is kneaded to a dough and water added again knead well to extract the milk. The milk is then kept overnight so that thickness of milk gets sedimented in the bottom leaving thin milk at the top. That maida milk mixed with coconut milk along with sugar and churned well to make delicious halwa. Instead of maida milk, I have used broken wheat milk to make it little healthier. In the conventional Tirunelveli halwa, we use wheat milk with ghee and sugar but there instead of ghee we are using coconut milk extract from fresh coconut. The oil in the coconut milk will ooze out when the halwa is done. A little extra patience and also hand strength need to make this delicious halwa. 



Muscat Halwa Recipe | Muscoth Halwa Recipe
Muscat Halwa Recipe | Muscoth Halwa Recipe


Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time5 mins
Cooking Time50 mins
Yield500gms
Recipe CategorySweets
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

Muscat Halwa Recipe | Muscoth Halwa Recipe
Muscat Halwa Recipe | Muscoth Halwa Recipe

Ingredients:
Broken Wheat1 Cup*
Coconut1 Big
Sugar2.5 Cups
Cashewsfew
Ghee1 teaspoon

* 1 Cup = 250ml


Muscat Halwa Recipe | Muscoth Halwa Recipe
Muscat Halwa Recipe | Muscoth Halwa Recipe

Method:
  1. Soak the broken wheat in water for atleast 12 hours. We can soak in the night and leave it till morning. 
  2. Grate the coconut from the fresh coconut and add the grated coconut to a mixer jar and add 1 cup of water and grind it nicely and extract the coconut milk. Repeat the step again to get another cup of coconut milk. Set the extracted coconut milk aside
  3. Take a tray and grease it with ghee or oil and set it aside. This is optional, only if you want to make pieces of halwa. If you want to serve halwa in a bowl, then you can skip this step.
  4. Drain the water after 12 hours and grind it in a mixer by adding 1 cup of water
  5. Squeeze and Strain the milk through the Sieve
  6. Again add 1 cup of water and grind the wheat husk in mixer and get the remaining milk from the wheat
  7. Strain the milk in a Sieve to extract all milk. The thick milk will settle in the bottom.
  8. Take the strained wheat milk in a pan. Add coconut milk and stir well
  9. Add sugar and start stirring continuously in medium flame.  Keep stirring till the mixture starts to thicken
  10. The halwa mixture will become thick and start rolling like a ball without sticking to the sides of the pan. When the coconut oil starts to ooze out of the mixture, switch off the flame. Garnish with roasted cashews and mix well 
  11. Pour the halwa in the greased tin, allow it to cool completely and then cut into cubes.
  12. Serve the delicious Muscat halwa!
  13. Muscat Halwa Recipe | Muscoth Halwa Recipe
    Muscat Halwa Recipe | Muscoth Halwa Recipe

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  1. Mami, If you can , let us know Tirunelveli Halwa recipe also. We will try. I am a great fan of all your recipes.

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