Singhara halwa/water chestnut halwa is a lip-smacking dessert mostly prepared during fasting days because singhara is an excellent source of good carbohydrate and energy-boosting nutrients, rich in potassium content and low in sodium content which helps in water retention in the body it is a powerhouse of antioxidants and minerals singhara is high on fiber which helps in weight loss.
Halwa is a dessert made from flour, clarified butter, and sugar mixed with some nuts here i am using singhara/water chestnut to make singhara halwa you need a heavy bottom pan or skillet add ghee/clarified butter add water chestnut in it now roast it on low flame stir continuously till it turns light brown in color now add warm water and stir it continuously there should be no lump in the halwa at last add sugar and cook for a couple of minutes on low flame while stirring continuously this halwa is a bit tricky once you stop stirring the halwa became lumpy switch off the flame add finely chopped nuts of your choice.
Water-chestnut halwa/singhara halwa
- 1 cup water-chestnut/singhara flour
- 4-5 tbsp Ghee/clarified butter
- 4-5 tbsp sugar (as per your choice)
- ½ tsp cardmom powder
- 2 tsp finely chopped nuts of your choice
- Heat ghee /clarified butter in a heavy bottom pan/kadhai add water-chestnut flour /singhara
- Stir the flour continuously until it turns brown .
- While frying the flour boil 1-2 cup water and when the flour turns brown .
- Add boil water you can use cold water too but to avoid lumps i use warm water
- Add sugar (as per your choice) while stirring continuously and cook until it get the desired consistency the halwa has a thick consistency.
- At last add ½ tsp of cardmom powder and switch off the flame
- Garnish with chopped nuts and serve hot