Halbai or halubai recipe explained with step by step pictures. Halbai is a kind of rice halwa or rice cake prepared using rice, jaggery and coconut. In this halu bai recipe little cucumber also added to get added flavour and taste. Halbai or halubai is a very healthy food and is generally prepared on Nagara panchami, a hindu festival. This type of Halbai is in practice across Udupi, Mangalore and Malnad region of Karnataka.
This recipe is from my mother-in-law. She adds little cucumber and I like it that way. My mother also prepares halubai but it is without cucumber. This is a very healthy sweet recipe and very good for kids. My son loves this a lot. Generally sweets are either loaded with sugar or ghee or prepared using maida or deep fried. But these kind of sweets are prepared using rice, jaggery and very little ghee. So one can enjoy this rice halwa without any hesitation.
This is a very easy recipe but stirring is a bit tiresome. You will have to put little extra strength to stir or mix when it becomes thick mass. I have posted many Karnataka style sweet recipes like roasted gram laddu, carrot halwa, rava kesari bath, banana halwa, coconut burfi and badam puri recipes. Also I have posted one easy and quick peda recipe for kids. Do read, try and enjoy. Have a lovely weekend!!
Preparation time: 4 hours
Cooking time: 30 min
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