After my stint in college, I thought it was pointless and meaningless to go any further from there. But its during those three years of college, I got to know of my other passions. While I was rattling on the Road Not Taken or the couplets that Shakespeare had penned, I was also having my mind full of chocolates. Those were the days I was making chocolates in tons. This happened during College annual competitions. There was to be some competition for the Home Science graduates. Some cooking competition. Students from other steam were also invited for participation. My classmate was very eager to participate and was asking for ideas. That's when I suggested her this Chocolate Halwa. It was truly spur of the moment thought. I never knew there was something like this. I just had this idea and told her how she can go about preparing it. Imagine her surprise, mine more, when she won the first prize.I had attempted at that couple of times later. Its been really ages since I forgot that. This Halwa series churned me to remember all possible Halwas and I think Chocolate Halwa stands in a pedestal in my mind.
This is the most quickest way to have a royal indulgence! If you allow it to cook few minutes more, you will land up with a burfi!
Cooking Time : 15 - 20 min
Condensed Milk - 400 gms
Cocoa powder - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Butter - 50 gms
Method to prepare:
Meanwhile roast chopped nuts in ghee and keep aside.
Cook over medium flame, while you keep stirring it. After 5 mins, the mixture starts getting together.
Just then you can remove from flame, else you will get more solidified chocolate, which can be called burfi!
Remove to a bowl and garnish with roasted nuts.
I normally roast the nuts in the same pan that I am going to cook this halwa, to save on cleaning. Works out well too.
This takes about 5- 7 mins of cooking time, if not less. As I said, if you want a thicker version, cook for few more mins, have a greased plate ready. Once its done, spread on the greased plate. Dip the knife in ghee or butter and make insertions. Once its cool, you can remove them as squares or bars to get chocolate burfi.
I removed one stage before to land in a perfect halwa!
I must say, though all the halwas I have made till now turned out well, none can beat the chocolate halwa in taste and comfort!
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