Ghoti Halwa

Ghoti Halwa is one of the simplest desserts that is made in an Indian home. We grew up with this often being served on a Sunday afternoon after a big traditional lunch. It’s made with Agar Agar or China Grass as the setting agent which makes it plant based and vegetarian friendly. It’s light and easy to eat if you crave something sweet after a Sunday lunch or during Ramadaan after breaking your fast in the evening.

Ghoti Halwa

1L full cream milk
1 tin Condensed Milk
1 tsp china grass powder
3 drops red food colouring
½ tsp rose essence
½ tsp elachi (cardamom) powder

Put china grass in a pot and just cover with water. Bring to boil. Add milk, bring to boil and simmer on low heat for about an hour. Remove from heat. Add all the other ingredients and stir. Whisk with an electric beater or stick blender. The mixture will become foamy. Strain through a sieve into a shallow bowl or into pretty goblets. Allow to set in the fridge for a few hours.


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