Atta Ka Halwa, Indian Dessert

Main Ingredient: Atta

Meal: Atta Ka Halwa

Total time: 30minutes

   •Prep, 10minutes

   •Cooking, 20minutes


Ingredients :

   • 1 ½ cups water

   • 1/2 cup sugar

   • 2 tbsp golden raisins

   • 1/2 cup ghee/unsalted butter

   • 3/4 cup atta whole wheat flour

   • 6-8 almonds (roughly chopped)

   • 1/2 tsp fine cardamom powder

   • Ground pistachio (for garnish)

Yield: 2 Cups


1. In a medium-sized pot add water, sugar, and raisins. Bring the mixture to a boil & gently simmer while prepping the remaining ingredients.

2. In a separate heavy bottom of 4-quart pan, heat ghee or butter over medium-high heat. Once melted, add flour & mix well. Cook for 10 minutes, mixing occasionally to prevent the mixture from sticking.

3. Add almonds & cardamom, mix well.

4. Keep cooking & mixing for another 2 minutes until the mixture becomes very aromatic. It will also start to pull away slightly from the sides of your pan.

5. Turn the heat to high & with the lid of the pan carefully pour your water mixture into the pot with the butter & flour mixture.

Everything will initially steam & splash up, so be ready to cover it with a lid. As it calms down, keep mixing it well.

6. Cook for another 5 minutes until your flour mixture pulls away from the sides of the pan.

7. Turn the heat off, put the lid on the pan and let your halwa sit for 5-10minutes.

8. Garnish with ground pistachio.

9. Eat warm as a dessert.