/ 19, Dec, 2019
Iruttukadai Halwa is one of the most popular halwa, known for its uniqueness in taste and the quality that they maintain since years! The shop used to operate on Candle light and hence the name "Iruttu Kadai" (Means Dark Shop in Tamil as it used to operate with minimal lighting). Iruttu kadai halwa prepared with the aid of wheat milk and natural ghee in a conventional manner. There's no device used to squeeze the milk from wheat and ghee also delivered from neighborhood farmers. You may see the crispy coating on the halwa on next day which we cannot see on other varieties of halwa. This offers a one of a kind taste to this iruttu kadai halwa.While machinery crushing and stirring was introduced by many halwa shops for bulk production, iruttu kadai follows traditional and tedious manual stirring till date for maintaining the original taste for decades.Halwa is made from crushed juice taken from well-soaked fresh wheat berries. Also it remains a disagreeable fact that the uniqueness in taste could be mainly attributed to “Thamirabarani” sweet waters. Thamirabarani river is nourished with herbals from Western ghats specially Agasthiyar hills the origin of Siddha medicines, this adds more demand to the mouth-watering soft halwa. It need to be soaked well and boiled properly for the best taste, the other important process is stirring of halwa, here its a pure manual process. You can get this jelly like sweet that almost melts in your mouth from that Shop only between 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, anyone hearing the legacy one would insist to buy this Masterpiece of Tirunelveli for its uniqueness and agelessness. The purest form of ghee added and the way it is served, traditionally in plantain leaf will forever keep its fame high, without any advertisements or even a name board for the shop!.