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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.    

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.

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 HalwaBadam 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.

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.

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

Healthy halwa recipes from India

Healthy halwa recipes from Indi. You may also make healthy treats like the Low Fat Carrot Halwa and  Shakarkand ka 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.

Halwas for fasting days

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!

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!

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.

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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Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa recipe
Many a shortcut there might be, but sometimes the traditional method of making a mithai yields the richest taste! This authentic recipe of Gajar Halwa proves that! Made with grated carrots, khoya, milk, dry fruits and ghee, this halwa has a divine taste and aroma that take you to another world. ....
Shakarkand Ka Halwa, Faraal Sweet Potato Halwa Recipe recipe
An irresistibly sweet dish made from a sweet ingredient! Try this unique halwa made using sweet potatoes, flavoured with cardamom powder and saffron, and enriched with nuts to keep your energy levels high. Make sure you sauté the sweet potatoes for the recommended time, so that the raw smell g ....
Badam ka Halwa recipe
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
rava sheera recipe | suji ka halwa | sooji halwa | with 13 amazing images A wonderful quick Indian dessert, rava ....
Carrot Halwa ( Microwave) recipe
A cup of hot Carrot Halwa served at the end of a meal is so heavenly that it makes you forget the meal itself. Its unique texture and rich flavour linger in your palate and memory for a long time thereafter, overshadowing the glory of even the best Main Course
Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa recipe
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
Anjeer Halwa ( Mithai Recipe) recipe
Richness personified, the Anjeer Halwa is a really striking dessert made of puréed figs, powdered almonds and milk powdered, cooked with ghee and a little bit of sugar to add to the natural sweetness of figs. The almonds and figs complement each other beautifully in flavour and texture, while the mi ....
Gajar ka Halwa,  Quick Gajar Halwa Recipe recipe
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
Peach Halwa recipe
Rich, milky and fruity too, the Peach Halwa is a dessert that is sure to please the palates of people with varied tastes. The strong scent of fresh peaches sautéed in ghee, together with the lingering aroma of khoya cooked with sugar, and the unmistakable aroma of cardamom, make this halwa a winner. ....
Chana Dal Halwa (  Indian Cooking) recipe
chana dal halwa recipe | Punjabi style chana dal halwa | spilt bengal gram Indian halwa | with 20 amazing images. chana dal halwa is a popular
Doodhi Halwa, Lauki Halwa Recipe recipe
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. ....
Gajar ka Halwa, Microwave Gajar ka Halwa recipe
At restaurants, mithai shops, parties and weddings, Gajar ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa) is a wonderful addition to the spread, as nobody has enough grit to resist it! Indeed, the unique juicy texture of this halwa, its balanced sweetness and innate richness make it totally irresistible. Now, we shar ....
Apple Halwa recipe
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 ....
Sooji Ka Halwa, Banana Rava Sheera recipe
A super tasty dessert ready in minutes, made using the microwave oven, and using everyday ingredients! You will enjoy the strong taste of banana and its creamy texture in this lovely Sooji Ka Halwa. It is important to fry the sooji nicely in ghee before adding the milk, bananas, etc., in order t ....
Anjeer Halwa ( Mughlai Recipe) recipe
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 ....
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