And this Semolina halbai goes to this month’s Shh Cooking Secretly, a monthly event started by me, which is now hosted by Mayuri Patel. And for this month,we are cooking from Karnataka cuisine, and my pair for this month’s event is Jagruti of Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey. Jags is one of my favourite co blogger, though we have been chit-chatting virtually since a long, few years back i had a chance to met her personally during my week end to London. And finally we were pair for this month’s event and she gave me Semolina and coconut as my secret ingredients. Initially i want to try something savoury from Karnataka cuisine, but while googling i couldnt resist to make these Halbai which is completely new for me. Apart from stirring this incredible sweet, nothing much is needed to make this irresistible Halbai. Cant wait to try this glossy Halbai very soon with rice as everyone at home enjoyed this sweet cake thoroughly.
Recipe Source: Here
1cup Chiroti Rava/ Fine semolina
1cup Grated coconut
Soak the chiroti rava in 2 cups of water for an hour.
Grind it along with water, cloves,grated coconut and cardamom to a fine paste.Transfer it to a thick bottom pan.
Melt the jaggery with quarter cup of water. Strain this jaggery to the rava coconut paste.
Clean the jar with an another quarter cup water and add this to the semolina mixture.
Mix it thoroughly and cook in medium heat, keep stirring.
After few minutues, the mixture will become thick, reduce the heat to low, add a tablespoon of ghee. at a time and keep stirring.
Once the mixture leaves the pan, turn off the heat and transfer the mixture to the greased plate, spread it evenly.
Grease a knife and cut the halbai as slices.