Aate Ka Halwa

Aate Ka Halwa
by Aparna Anurag Updated February 7,2014

Halva refers to many types of dense, sweet confections ,served across the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, West Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Balkans, Eastern Europe,Malta and the Jewish world.The term halva meaning "sweet", Halva can be kept at room temperature with little risk of spoilage. However, during hot summer months it is better kept refrigerated, as it can turn runny after several days.

Preparation Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Total Time: 20 min
Recipe type:Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2-3
Author: Aparna Anurag


  • 1 cup flour 
  • 1/2 cup ghee (unsalted butter)
  • 2-1/2 cups water 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Mawa powder ½ cup
  • Chopped dry fruits like cashews, raisins

  1. In another skillet, mix the flour with ghee and cook it on a low flame till it turns slightly brown giving out a tasteful aroma. 
  2. Add sugar+water in the roasted flour and mawa powder. 
  3. Keep stirring the mixture and add chopped dry fruits to it.
  4. When it thickens remove it from the flame. 
  5. Serve and garnish with fresh fruits or dry fruits