I have had this idea written up in my blog calendar for at least three weeks now. The name ‘rava halbai‘ sat next to all my random ideas, most of which have already got prepared in the kitchen and saved as scheduled post safely in my blog server. But for whatever reason this little, cute sweet thing idea lingered. Whenever I open the calendar to mark the food ideas that are already up for posting, this ‘rava halbai’ would stare at me begging it’s turn to be on the blog. Many times I thought to erase this from the list because I was just three days away from my vacation trip to India. And packing for the journey had not yet begun, some last minute shopping was still pending but I didn’t give up.
Because rava halbai is so very easy, quick and simple like that. You can’t give up so easily. Finally the easiest ever recipe for halbai got whipped up the day before my flight and kids enjoyed this lovely sweet thing and the plate is licked clean in just one day.
The festival of serpents i.e “Nagarapanchami” is just three days away and I thought this rava halbai can be a easy substitute for rice halbai or wheat halbai which appeared in this space in previous years. Both of those were authentic recipes in which the procedure seems to be quite elaborate and time consuming. And I would say they are tricky too requiring bit of cooking expertise. So this year, fancy, surprisingly easy recipe of halbai using semolina is just in front of you that has same basic ingredients like coconut, jaggery and cardamom. It is absolutely delicious with the flavors of coconut milk and cardamom powder while being luscious because of jaggery. This easy sweet thing is surely going to be recreated in my kitchen for the same festival which happen to be in 2017.