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Aate Ka Halwa

By: Karanbir of Santa Clara, US

A quick & easy to make sweet dish

Filed in Desserts and Sweets

Serves 2 people

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Wheat Flour Halwa, great to taste & hardly takes few minutes to be prepared


  • 1 cup wheat flour (aata)
  • 1 cup sugar (the quantity can vary as per the sweet taste)
  • 1 cup desi ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup of nuts {cashews, almonds, golden raisins (optional) }


  1. Heat the ghee in a non stick pan & keep the pan on medium flame
  2. Keep all other ingredients handy as they need to be added quickly
  3. Add the entire wheat flour to the heated ghee & stir quickly till the wheat flour turns golden brown (however be careful not to stir the wheat flour for long as it might start burning)
  4. As soon as the flour turns golden, add the water & the sugar together to the flour & simultaneously stir
  5. Once all the ingredients are nicely mixed, add the nuts & keep stirring.
  6. The halwa is now ready to be served. Serve hot.

Latest Comments

By Jaya on 1/30/2014 3:47:00 AM

Yes karanbir this halwa comes out very tasty , I add one spoon of poppy seeds try out adding .

By shirin on 12/1/2011 5:55:00 PM

yes,regular atta can b used but not maida.hahahh.

By dyia on 7/31/2011 4:30:00 PM

hello, i have a question is it possible to use regular flour instead of wheat?

By Karanbir on 8/20/2009 4:06:00 AM

Thanks to you all for trying out my recipe. You can also make this recipe by a little different method which is that you may boil 1 cup sugar in 3 cups of water n meanwhile when ghee heats up, keep roasting the atta/wheat in that ghee upto a point where it turns slightly dark brownish in colour & once done, add that boiled sugar n water but be careful because it splashes a bit.Keep stirring the whole mixture n you'll see it turning thick n switch off the gas.

By Himali Soni on 8/19/2009 1:38:00 AM

Its jst d way..i wanted it 2 b...its so yummy...jst like we get in Gurudwara

By Indian on 1/10/2009 7:04:00 AM

Amazing recepie, I tried this and works, Got a fabulous halwa prepared. Awaiting for my roommates to come back to serve. Thanks

By karanbir on 1/6/2009 7:30:00 PM

Yes sure Alifiya but the recipe I mentioned will not give you a "barfi like" hardness. It will be like a halwa, infact this is exactly how its made for the sikh gurudwaras. However the one you are talking of is actually pinni which is also made in a similar way but with less ghee & you can make it like laddoos & store for long.

By Alifiya on 1/6/2009 1:21:00 AM

i think we can spread out the mixture in a thali and then cut into square pieces, it can be stored for a longer period too. Any comments here???


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