Godhumai Halwa | Wheat Flour Halwa | Diwali Recipes


Halwa always reminds me of the authentic Tirunelveli halwa. Though the traditional method for preparing halwa is by extracting the milk from whole wheat, I prepared this with wheat flour. But still the outcome was simply superb and I do not see much difference from the one that is prepared by extracting the milk. Anyways, I have that way of preparation in my list which I will be trying very soon. I have used natural food colour for this, as I do not know if wheat flour by itself gives an appealing colour when cooked. However, it is just optional as it do not have any impact on the taste.



Wheat Flour 1/2 Cup
Cashew 10 Nos
Ghee 1 + 1/4 Cup
Sugar 1 Cup
Cardamom Powder A Pinch
Warm water 1 Cup
Natural Orange food Colour A Pinch (Optional)




Preparation Method

  • Measure wheat flour in a bowl and add water little by little and knead well to form a smooth dough.



  • Soak this kneaded dough ball in a bowl of warm water.
  • Leave it in water for around 8 hours.
  • After 8 hours, mix the dough ball well so that it is dissolved without any lumps.
  • Now strain the mixture to remove the scum.


  • In a pan measure sugar and add water just enough to immerse the sugar.
  • Bring it to boil and cook till it reaches 1 String consistency.If you place a drop of sugar syrup between the thumb and forefinger. Press it and then release, you should be able to see a string. That is the correct consistency.
  • Meanwhile roast the cashew nuts in the ghee and keep it ready.



  • At this stage add the wheat milk to it and keep stirring.
  • When it becomes translucent, add few drops of orange food colour and mix well.
  • Keep stirring by adding ghee little by little.


  • Keep adding ghee with constant stirring, the ghee will get absorbed as you add it.
  • After sometime, it reaches halwa consistency where it does not stick to the walls of the pan.
  • At that stage add the roasted cashew and mix well.


  • Turn of the flame and transfer it to a bowl.





  1. They look gorgeous .How did u get the idea of soaking it in water ?Preparing this was easy and we can enjoy it as well.

  2. Have not heard about soaking the dough in water. so creative idea. Tasty Halwa. Perfect consistency.

  3. wow scrumptious wheat halwa looks so yummy :) and so very well explained dear :)