Singhara or Water chestnut or Water caltrop is an aquatic plant, which resembles a flying bat or head of a bull in looks. The flour of this plant is known for being used during the Navratra fasting months or any auspicious fasts & festivals in India.
Toady being the birth day or Lord Krishna birthday or Janamashtami festival, I thought of cooking this singhare ka halwa (sweet water chest nut pudding), so I am sharing this recipe with you all. Try out and enjoy!
Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –
Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Yields
25 mins 25 mins 50 mins 3 Serving
Water chestnut flour (Singhare ka atta) – 1 cup
Sugar – 1 cup
Ghee (clarified butter) – ¼ cup
Cardamom powder – ½ teaspoon
Almonds – 1 tablespoon (toasted flakes or slices)
Pistachio – 1 tablespoon (toasted flakes or slices)
Cashew nuts – 1 tablespoon (roughly broken)
Water – 1 ½ cup (boiled & hot)
- Take a large pan and add ghee, once it melts add the water chestnut flour, roast it till the color changes and you can start smelling the roast flour.
- Now add water and sugar and keep simmering & stirring on low heat till the mix becomes thick, keep stirring so no lumps are formed, if any remove them.
- Lastly add the cardamom powder and mix well.
- Now transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with toasted almonds & pistachios and cashew nuts. Set hot.
Note: this healthy and delicious halwa or pudding works not only for auspicious & fasting food but in general as a nice dessert too. Enjoy!
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