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Kozhikode Halwa

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Kozhikode halwa has such a price of place among food connoisseurs. People who visited Kozhikode dont go back without testing this unique sweet. The busy street shopping destination in Kozhikode, SM street( Sweet Meat street) is names after this halwa.
The original version is black halwa, made from refined flour, paon sugar, sugar and cooker in Kerala special coconut oil. This is available in other variations such as yellow banana, orange carrot, green pistachio and white tender coconut halwa.
I made this halwa as Onam special to gift to my friends. A soft rubbery texture sweet that is very popular through out the country..Description content courtsey. Google wikipedia
Prep Time 12 hours
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 12 hours 50 minutes
Served AsDesserts
Recipe Taste Sweet
Servings 5


  • 3 liter Water
  • 250 gm Refined flour
  • 750 gm Jaggery
  • 6 cup Coconut milk I used store bought coconut milk
  • 250 gm Ghee
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamon powder
  • 100 gm Cashews


  • Using 1 cup water to knead the flour to make a soft dough. Reserve 2 cups of water and add the rest a little at a time to the dough to make a thin batter. Let it fermentation over night. Or keep it aside for some hours.
  • Strain the flour batter through a seive or muslin cloth so that no lumps will there. Melt the jaggery in 6 cups of water and strain it. Mix the flour batter, jaggery syrup, and coconut milk in a heavy bottom pan or vessel
  • Consistency should be like milk. Bring to boil . Stirring constantly till quite thick. Add ghee in small quantities and keep stirring all the time. Till the mixture forms a soft ball.
  • Add cardamom powder, sugar and half of cashew nuts slivers. Cook over low heat till the ghee start leaving sides. Grease a tray. Switch off the gas and pour this mixture in greased tray. Garnish it with remaining cashew nuts slivers on top.
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  • I used store bought coconut milk.
  • Coconut milk can be extracted from fresh coconut too.
  • Instead of jaggery can used sugar.
  • Add little coconut oil for great lecture.
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 1840 kcal | Carbohydrates: 190 g | Protein: 14 g | Fat: 117 g | Saturated Fat: 84 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22 g | Cholesterol: 128 mg | Sodium: 70 mg | Potassium: 785 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 140 g | Vitamin C: 3 mg | Calcium: 125 mg | Iron: 14 mg

Shikha Gupta
Shikha Gupta

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