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Halwa recipes

Last Updated : Mar 23,2024

हलवा - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Halwa recipes in Hindi)
હલવા - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Halwa recipes in Gujarati)

100 Halwa Recipes from different parts of India

What is Halwa?  An Indian mithai with a soft, fudge-like texture, the halwa just slides down your throat and warms your soul! One of the all-time favourite Indian sweets, halwa is made for any and every occasion, and sometimes for no reason at all.  

Ragi Sheera

Ragi Sheera

Halwa can be made with roasted flour, grated veggies or mashed fruits.

The key ingredient is essentially cooked with sugar and ghee to get a soft, luscious, heartwarming sweet dish, resplendent with the aroma of ghee and Indian spices like cardamom.

Jowar Apple Sheera, Healthy Indian SweetJowar Apple Sheera, Healthy Indian Sweet

Halwas from different parts of India

Halwas from different parts of India. You can smell a classic halwa even before you see it – that means it has been done right.  Halwas are made all over India. While some like the Sooji ka HalwaMoong Dal Halwa.

 Rava Sheera, Sooji Ka HalwaRava Sheera, Sooji Ka Halwa

Badam Halwa and Carrot Halwa are popular all over the country, each region has its specialty too, like the Wheat Halwa of Tamil Nadu, which is made with the milk extracted from soaked wheat! Halwas, unlike sheeras and kheers are usually slow-cooked to get a rich taste.

Badam ka SheeraBadam ka Sheera

Moong Dal Halwa has originated from Rajashtan and consumed in the cold winter months where it will keep the body warm. Sooji ka Halwa is quick to make and more popular in North India. Chana Dal Halwa is a Punjab style chana dal halwa made during festivals and celebrations. Carrot Halwa has its origins in North India. 

Slow cooked Halwas

Even a small portion is enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. However, there are quick-fix versions that you can cook in a jiffy too. So, worry not. The Moong Dal Halwa and Chana Dal Halwa are typical examples of slow-cooked halwas. Although there might be quick workarounds for these, the slow versions taste better because the dal loses its raw smell and imbibes a rich taste only when you cook it in a heavy-bottomed vessel for a while.

 Chana Dal Halwa ( Indian Cooking)Chana Dal Halwa ( Indian Cooking)

You can make halwa out of rich ingredients like the Walnut Halwa or Badam Halwa, of course only to be enjoyed occasionally.

Walnut-SheeraWalnut Sheera

Healthy halwa recipes from India

Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa

Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa

Healthy halwa recipes from India. You may also make healthy treats like the Low Fat Carrot Halwa and  Shakarkand ka Halwa, Diabtic friendly Lauki Halwa which capitalize on the natural sweetness of the ingredients to reduce the amount of sugar required.

The resulting halwas are relatively healthy, and can be enjoyed occasionally even by those with blood pressure or other health conditions.

Lauki Halwa, Diabetic FriendlyLauki Halwa, Diabetic Friendly

Halwas for fasting days

Anjeer HalwaAnjeer Halwa

Halwas for fasting days. Halwas like the Shakarkand ka Halwa and Singhada Sheera can be enjoyed even on fasting days.  Jhat-Pat Halwa for a simple puja at home, Anjeer Halwa to celebrate a victory, and Peach Halwa to delight your kids in the evening… there is a halwa for each day of the month, and more!

Singhada Sheera, Farali Singhara Halwa, Vrat RecipeSinghada Sheera, Farali Singhara Halwa, Vrat Recipe

Traditional Halwas

A traditional mithai that everybody has a reason to like—some for the taste, some for the goodness of doodhi and milk which makes the doodhi ka halwa, and some for the warm feeling it instils on a rainy day! Many a shortcut there might be.

But sometimes the traditional method of making a mithai yields the richest taste! This authentic recipe of Gajar ka Halwa proves that!

Gajar ka HalwaGajar ka Halwa

Quick Halwas

Quick Halwas. A wonderful dessert that can be prepared in minutes.

It does not require much advance preparation, and can be whipped up even at short notice. Rava sheera is traditional, yet modern in its simplicity, making it a sheer delight.

 Shakarkand Ka Halwa, Faraal Sweet Potato Halwa RecipeShakarkand Ka Halwa, Faraal Sweet Potato Halwa Recipe

Halwa by itself is a delicacy that none can resist, thanks to its rich, sugary taste and enticing, melt-in-the-mouth texture. As a result, this Mixed Halwa has a an interesting appearance, texture and flavour too.

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Badam ka Halwa
Recipe# 3915
28 Feb 23

 by Tarla Dalal
badam ka halwa recipe | badam halwa | almond halwa | Indian almond halwa | with amazing 23 images. badam ka halwa recipe, an
Rava Sheera, Sooji Ka Halwa, How To Make Sooji Halwa
Recipe# 33448
15 Dec 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
rava sheera recipe | suji ka halwa | sooji halwa | with 13 amazing images A wonderful quick Indian dessert, rava ....
Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa
Recipe# 4102
08 Jul 22

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by Tarla Dalal
gajar ka halwa with khoya | carrot halwa | authentic gajar ka halwa | with 14 amazing images. Our gajar ka halwa with khoya is a Punjabi carrot halwa recipe. Ma ....
Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa
Recipe# 3608
01 Apr 22

 by Tarla Dalal
low fat carrot halwa recipe | healthy gajar ka halwa | low fat Indian carrot pudding | with 14 amazing images. low fat carrot halwa recipe is a healthy gajar ka halwa
Doodhi ka Halwa
Recipe# 2027
23 Mar 24

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 by Tarla Dalal
doodhi ka halwa recipe | dudhi ka halwa using mawa | lauki ka halwa | with step by step photos. A traditional Punjabi mithai, lauki ka halwa that everybody has a reason to like—some for the ....
Shakarkand Ka Halwa, Faraal Sweet Potato Halwa Recipe
Recipe# 33297
06 Mar 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
shakarkand ka halwa recipe | faral sweet potato halwa | navratri vrat ka halwa | upvas ka halwa | with 26 amazing images. shakarkand ka halwa is a way to satisfy ....
Carrot Halwa ( Microwave)
Recipe# 666
25 Mar 21

by Tarla Dalal
microwave carrot halwa recipe | microwave gajar ka halwa | how to make carrot halwa in a microwave | gajar ka halwa microwave recipe | with 13 amazing images. microwave ....
Quick Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa Without Mawa
Recipe# 1749
06 Jan 23

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 by Tarla Dalal
gajar ka halwa without mawa recipe | carrot halwa without mawa | easy gajar halwa without mawa | carrot halwa without khoya | with 16 amazing images. gajar ka halwa with ....
Doodhi Halwa, Lauki Halwa Recipe
Recipe# 33375
10 Feb 21

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by Tarla Dalal
Doodhi Halwa tops the chart of all-time favourite Indian mithai. Whether you have it cold, right out of the fridge, or warm it up and have it plain or with a topping of ice-cream, Doodhi Halwa is sure to charm you with its rich texture and enticing flavour. ....
Anjeer Halwa ( Mithai Recipe)
Recipe# 2024
28 Jul 23

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by Tarla Dalal
anjeer halwa recipe | dry figs halwa | anjeer badam halwa | with 28 amazing images. anjeer halwa, also known as dry figs halwa is an amazing Indian dessert recipe that can be made on specia ....
Anjeer Halwa ( Mughlai Recipe)
Recipe# 30978
23 Nov 20

by Tarla Dalal
Dried anjeer is truly delicious even when eaten by itself. Here is a recipe of a scrumptious anjeer halwa that uses loads of almonds. Milk powder is used in this recipe improving its texture and adding a unique flavour. Adjust the sugar content based on the sweetness of the figs and the milk powder ....
Quick Badam ka Halwa
Recipe# 42779
16 Nov 20

 by Tarla Dalal
quick badam ka halwa recipe | quick almond sheera | instant almond halwa | badam halwa recipe | with 11 amazing images. Quick badam ka halwa is a sweet ready in j ....
Jhat-pat Halwa
Recipe# 1533
31 Mar 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Jhat-pat halwa can be prepared within half an hour because it is made with common ingredients, and requires very little prior preparation and planning. The creamy taste of milk acts as a suitable base, which highlights the shades of saffron and cardamom. The topping of pistachios and almonds gives i ....
Gajar ka Halwa,  Quick Gajar Halwa Recipe
Recipe# 2026
05 Aug 22

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
quick gajar ka halwa recipe | gajar ka halwa recipe | gajar ka halwa in pressure cooker | carrot halwa | with 20 amazing images. gajar ka halwa recipe has a
Badam ka Sheera
Recipe# 4730
06 Feb 23

 by Tarla Dalal
badam sheera recipe | badam ka halwa | authentic almond sheera | almond halwa | with 27 amazing images. badam sheera is extremely rich and delicious in taste. Lea ....
Peach Halwa
Recipe# 2038
27 Oct 20

 by Tarla Dalal
peach halwa recipe | peach halwa with mava | Indian mithai recipe | easy Indian festival sweet peach halwa is a rich, milky and fruity Indian mithai that is sure ....
Chana Dal Halwa (  Indian Cooking)
Recipe# 1990
15 Apr 20

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by Tarla Dalal
chana dal halwa recipe | Punjabi style chana dal halwa | spilt bengal gram Indian halwa | with 20 amazing images. chana dal halwa is a popular
Gajar ka Halwa, Microwave Gajar ka Halwa
Recipe# 2779
28 Nov 20

 by Tarla Dalal
gajar ka halwa in microwave recipe | microwave gajar ka halwa with khoya | carrot halwa microwave recipe | quick microwave carrot halwa | gajar ka halwa in microwave
Apple Halwa
Recipe# 33090
21 Apr 15

 by Tarla Dalal
The mushy sweetness of cooked apples and the crunchy nuttiness of walnuts are a made-for-each-other match. Here, this admirable duo comes to you in the form of a tasty Apple Halwa prepared with sautéed apples, mawa and milk cooked with sugar and walnuts. While this gives the perfect flavour and text ....
Jowar Apple Sheera, Healthy Indian Sweet
Recipe# 41967
06 Mar 23

 by Tarla Dalal
jowar apple sheera | no sugar gluten free apple sheera | healthy Indian sweet | with 18 images. jowar apple sheera is a healthy sheera made from jowar flour and apples. Learn to make
Sooji ka Halwa, Suji Halwa in Microwave
Recipe# 2785
06 Aug 21

 by Tarla Dalal
sooji ka halwa recipe | suji ka halwa in microwave | banana rava halwa | Indian sooji halwa in 15 minutes | with 23 amazing images. sooji ka halwa recipe |
Walnut Halwa
Recipe# 36415
14 Oct 22

 by Tarla Dalal
Walnuts are cooked with rawa, ghee and sugar and flavoured with cardamom to make a delicious, quick and scrumptious halwa.
Sweet Potato Halwa, Shakarkand Halwa
Recipe# 22333
22 Mar 24

 by Tarla Dalal
sweet potato halwa recipe | sweet potato halwa with less sugar | sweet potato halwa for blood pressure | sweet potato halwa for fasting | Dive into Indian cuisine with S ....
Makai ka Halwa
Recipe# 30973
23 Nov 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a unique halwa made of grated sweet corn sweetened with sugar and flavoured with spices like cardamom and saffron. Milk gives the Makai ka Halwa a very rich flavour while grated coconut improves the mouth-feel. Although it is a unique recipe, it still has a traditional touch to it. This ....
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