Duddali - Kuve Pitta Duddali /Arrowroot Halwa
Duddali is a Amchi delicacy made with Kuve peet – A pure arrowroot powder. Kuve peet is considered as a coolent for the body during excess heat. Mostly it is made during summer, but you can enjoy it during any time of the year.
Here is what we need for Duddali
- Pure Arrowroot powder(kuve peeta)- 1/2 cup *
- Sugar- 1/2 cup
- Milk- 1/2 cup
- Water- 1 ½ cups
- Cardamom pods- 2
- A few saffron strands soaked in hot milk(I tbsp milk) *optional
- Ghee- For greasing * see notes
Take arrowroot powder in a bowl and add 4 times of water to it and mix well.
Now allow this mixture to rest for an hour. The powder settles at the bottom leaving clear water at the top.
Now slowly drain the water without throwing the soaked powder. Then add 1 ½ cups of water to the thick white paste and mix well. Now add this diluted paste to a kadai or wok along with milk and sugar. Mix well and start heating this mixture on a medium heat.
Once the mixture gets heated, it starts to thicken like a soup. Keep mixing it continuouslywithout leaving your hands.
Gradually the mixture thickens completely and reaches a halwa stage. At this stage add cardamom powder and soaked saffron strands and mix well.
Then pour this mixture into a greased tray and even it out. *
Allow it to cool. Then cut it into desired shapes. *
I have not used a greased tray insteas I have taken silicon moulds and poured the mixture directly into the moulds without greasing it. So there was no need of ghee also.
Use pure Arrowroot powder for best results.