Black Halwa (Karutha Aluva)

Black Halwa is a favourite sweet of Keralites. Ingredients Flour - 1 lb Molasses (sugar solution) - 3 1/2 lbs Coconuts - 3 Nutmeg - 1 1/2 seeds Broken cashew nuts - 1/2 cup Method Melt the molasses with 3 cups of water and after adding 1 oz of milk, remove the scum that forms on top. Clean it by straining it through a piece of cloth . After making a dough of the flour with water, dilute it and strain it through a coarse piece of cloth and remove the ruberish matter you get. Keep it aside for sometime. Extract milk from the 3 coconuts. Pour out, the clear water on top of the flour mixture and mix the sediments with coconut milk and the molasses. The whole thing should be about 8 bottles. Boil the mixture stirring all the time. When it thickens add the ground nutmeg and the cashew nuts. When it can be made into a smooth ball, spread it in a greased dish.