An easy recipe against the traditional lengthy one yet no compromise on the taste of this regional delicacy of Karnataka !!
It makes me wonder how does this sweet get its name ?? In Kannada (language spoken in Karnataka) ,"Haalu" means milk and "Bayi" means mouth. So the literal translation would be "Milk Mouth" .....hehe...sounds a bit funny huh...:-). The only logical conclusion I can derive is that , this sweet melts in your mouth ....literally no amount of chewing is necessary.
Apart from the above conclusion, traditionally this sweet is made with grinding of fresh coconut with the rest of the ingredients to form a paste and then cook it upto a consistency where it can be cut into squares (note that this sweet is not going to be like burfis or pedas. It will soft yet you can cut it into squares). This is a very regional delicacy and not every part of the state prepares it. Now what I have done is to cut down on the hassle of coconut scraping and grinding. Instead I have used coconut nut milk (it should be thick and creamy) and the rest of the recipe remains the same. Since coconut milk is used , the preparation time of this sweet is about 15 mins and you are done. Whereas if you use fresh coconut then it will take about 30-40 mins. There is no compromise on the taste and is truly a delicacy in itself !!
Makes about 25 pieces
Your Search Ends here..