How to make Cherry Halwa -

A rich halwa of semolina, khoya, almonds, pistachios, cashewnuts flavoured generously with cherries.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Cherries (चेरी), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

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Cherry Halwa

Cherry Halwa Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Cherry Halwa Recipe

  • Cherries pitted 500 grams

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Semolina (rawa/suji) 2 tablespoons

  • Sugar 3 tablespoons

  • Khoya/mawa grated 4 tablespoons

  • Almonds chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Pistachios chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Cashewnuts chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Green cardamom powder a pinch

  • Rose syrup 3 tablespoons + for garnishing


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add semolina and sauté till light brown.

Step 2

Add cherries, mix well and cook till cherries are soft and pulpy.

Step 3

Add sugar, khoya, almonds, pistachios, cashewnuts, cardamom powder and rose syrup. Mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 4

Serve hot garnished with rose syrup and pistachios.

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