How to make Atte ka Halwa -

Delicious halwa recipe made using whole wheat flour.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Whole wheat flour (atta) (आटा), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Mithais

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Atte ka Halwa

Atte ka Halwa Recipe Card


Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Atte ka Halwa Recipe

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 1 cup

  • Ghee 1 cup

  • Semolina 1 tablespoon

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Mixed nuts (almonds, pistachios, cashewnuts) finely chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add wheat flour, mix and saute for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously.

Step 2

Add semolina, mix and cook till dark golden brown, stirring continuously. Add sugar, mix and cook till it melts and mixture thickens slightly.

Step 3

Add 4 cups hot water, mix and cook till the mixture thickens, stirring occasionally.

Step 4

Add mixed nuts and cardamom powder and mix well. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

Step 5

Transfer into individual serving bowls and serve at room temperature.

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