Thursday, 8th March 2018
8 March 2018
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Halwa recipes

Halwa recipes

Sooji halwa recipe


  • 1 and a 1/2 cups sooji/ Rawa
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 3/4 cup mixture of cashews (coarsely chopped ) and whole raisins/ sultanas
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 1/2 cup whole/ full cream milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 pods of green cardamom split open


  1. Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan and allow it to melt.
  2. Once it has melted add the sooji and roast it to a golden brown.
  3. Add cashew and raisins to the sooji and roast together
  4. Boil milk, water, sugar, and cardamom in a separate vessel
  5. Then add this mixture to the sooji stirring continuously so that no lump is formed
  6. Once it separates from the vessel remove it
  7. Serve garnished with dried fruits and nuts.

Wheat Halwa

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  • Wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 2 1/2 cups
  • Ghee – 3/4 cup
  • Milk – 1/4 (cow’s milk or aavin or any company)
  • Cornflour -1 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts -10


  1. Take the wheat flour and make dough with hard consistency
  2. Then add the dough in a vessel with 2 cups of water so that the dough fully sinks in the water
  3. Crush the dough so that it dissolves fully in water with a milky consistency
  4. Strain this solution through a juice strainer and keep the strained solution aside after adding cornflour
  5. Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan and once it melts add the strained solution and cows milk but stirring continuously
  6. When it becomes slightly thick, (jam consistency) add sugar and mix well. Then add the rest of the ghee little by little stirring continuously.
  7. Your hands will pain but you have to stir continuously without stopping in a medium or low flame until the halwa starts leaving the sides of the pan. (See picture below).Then immediately pour it into a greased vessel.
  8. Grease the vessel on all sides then put roasted cashew nuts on the mixture in the heat it will stick to the mixture
  9. Allow it to cool. Once it cools, it will set a little.You will not be able to make slices, as it will be of scooping consistency.
  10. Serve hot or cold

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