How to make Ajwain Halwa – Food For New Mothers

This traditional dish is believed to aid digestion and lactation as well as cleanse the uterus

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
  • ½ cup pure desi ghee
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp powdered carom seeds (ajwain)
  • ¼ tsp dry ginger powder (saunth)
  • A pinch of cardamom powder – optional
  • Dry fruits (almonds, cashewnuts, raisins, walnuts) for garnishing – optional
  • 150 ml filtered water
  1. Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed kadai.
  2. Add whole wheat flour and roast on medium flame until it turn golden brown and the ghee starts to separate.
  3. Now add carom seeds powder (ajwain powder) and dry ginger powder (saunth).
  4. Stir the mixture for a few minutes.
  5. Add sugar and mix well.
  6. Pour 150 ml of water and mix well.
  7. Cook the mixture until it thickens to the consistency of halwa.
  8. Remove from the stove. Garnish the halwa with dry fruits and a pinch of cardamom powder.
  9. Serve hot. 
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