Traditional Wheat Halwa

Traditional Wheat Halwa is a popular Indian Dessert
Author :
Category :
Course :
Cuisine :
Technique :
Slow Cook
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 3 based on 100 votes


Wheat grains - 2 cups

Ghee - 2 cups

Sugar - 3 cups

Elachi - 5 pieces

Cashew nuts - 10 pieces


  1. Soak the wheat grains for 24 hours in water.
  2. Squeeze the milk out of the soaked wheat grains.
  3. Heat the ghee in a pan to a moderate temperature.
  4. Add the wheat milk to the ghee.
  5. Stir the milk/ghee combination, until the water content gets evaporated.
  6. Add sugar and continue stirring, until the mixture becomes thick and paste like.
  7. Add roasted cashew nuts and powdered elaichi.
  8. Transfer the product to a plate and allow it to cool.
  9. The halwa will be ready for use in about 2 hours, when it can be sliced into pieces and served.

Bawarchi of the week

Chitra Ramachandran

Chitra Ramachandran

A talented cook and a prolific writer, Chitra Ramachandran's recipes come with reminiscences of people, places, history, tradition and culture.

know more