Halkova or palkova is a very easy and tasty sweet recipe prepared using maida, sugar and ghee and it is a popular sweet from 90's and locally called HalKova. It just melts in your mouth. I absolutely love for its simplicity. The barfi might not have fancy ingredients but its connection with our childhood or teenage days is what makes it so special. This type of sweet is very easy to prepare. We just need three ingredients- sugar, ghee and refined flour. However roasting the maida under low-medium flame until the raw smell has gone is very important. If you do not roast it well, they might taste raw. I made it yesterday for my sons star Birthday to recreate the sweet memories of childhood by making Halkova at home.
Maida - 3 cup
Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
Keep a pan on medium heat. Add ghee to it. Let it melt once. Now add refined flour to it. Mix well to combine the two. Keep mixing to roast the mixture on a medium flame for 10-12 minutes. Once it turns into a smooth batter, turn off the flame.
Take out the batter in a large bowl and let it cool down. Now add powdered sugar, cardamom powder, to it and mix well to form a thick mixture.
Transfer the mixture to the tray and spread it properly.
Once set completely, cut into pieces and serve. Enjoy!