How to make Ice Halwa -

Ice halwa is a layered sweet – thin sheets topped with dried fruits

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Milk (दूध), Semolina

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

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Ice Halwa

Ice 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 : 10-15 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Ice Halwa Recipe

  • Milk 2 cups

  • Semolina 1/4 cup

  • Ghee 1/4 cup

  • Granulated sugar 1 cup

  • Rose essence a few drop

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Saffron milk 2 tablespoons

  • Almonds , slivered 1/4 cup

  • Pistachios , slivered 1/4 cup


Step 1

Heat milk in a deep non-stick pan, add semolina, ⅛ cup of ghee and sugar. Cook till the mixture is reduced to half.

Step 2

Add rose essence and cardamom powder, cook for 5-10 minutes. Add remaining ghee and saffron milk, mix well and further cook till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.

Step 3

Line the work top with cling film and transfer the mixture on it, place another cling film on top of the mixture and roll the mixture as thin as possible between the two. Remove the top cling film, sprinkle almonds and pistachios on top and roll with a rolling pin lightly. Cut into squares and let them dry overnight, then turn and dry the other side as well.

Step 4

Store by lining a butter paper between two halwa sheets.

Step 5

Serve as required

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