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Atta halwa recipe

Atta halwa recipe is one of the easiest sweet that can be  made in a jiffy. This recipe was told by my friend Sangeeta as Atta kesari.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4


  • ½ cup Atta / wheat flour
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Water
  • ¼ cup Ghee
  • 2 Cardamom powdered
  • 5 Cashew nuts
  • 5 Almonds
  • 1 Pinch Salt


  • Measure and keep all the ingredients ready.
  • Heat a non stick pan, add ghee (add cashew nuts and fry till golden *if adding*), followed by flour.
  • Keep stirring in low or medium flame to ensure even browning.
  • Roast until the colour changes slightly red and nice aroma rises. Take care not to burn by putting flame in high.
  • Add water with salt, keep stirring while you pour. It will become thick and get cooked soon.
  • Add sugar and mix.
  • Flame should be in low or medium at all the times.
  • Keep stirring until it turns glossy and ghee oozes out. Takes hardly 2-3 minutes.


  • If ghee is less, add more.
  • Do not reduce ghee as while you add water, it may form lumps.
  • Reduce sugar as per your need. I am sweet toothed.
  • Salt is optional, but it enhances the sweetness.
  • I didn’t add cardamom or nuts as Vj is not a big fan of it.
  • I made only ½ the quantity as mentioned above just for 2 of us. So perfect for making in a jiffy when you have sudden sweet cravings.