Walnut Halwa

Walnut Halwa

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Walnuts are cooked with rawa, ghee and sugar and flavoured with cardamom to make a delicious, quick and scrumptious halwa.

Walnut Halwa recipe - How to make Walnut Halwa

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1 tbsp semolina (rava)
1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsp ghee
1 cup walnuts (akhrot) , crushed
1/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

For The Garnish
1/4 cup coarsely crushed walnuts (akhrot)

  1. Combine ½ cup water and sugar in a deep bowl, mix well and cook till the syrup is made of one string consistency.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the ghee in a non-stick kadhai and add the semolina and sauté over a slow flame for a minute.
  3. Add the walnuts and cook over a slow flame, stirring continuously, till the mixture turns golden brown. (approx. 15 minutes).
  4. Add the sugar syrup a little at a time, while stirring continuously and cook on a slow flame till the mixture becomes dry.
  5. Add the milk, mix well and cook on a slow flame for another 10 minutes.
  6. Add the cardamom powder and mix well.
  7. Serve hot garnished with walnuts.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. Cook the walnuts on a very slow flame or else they tend to burn and emit an off flavour.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy382 cal
Protein4.9 g
Carbohydrates28.9 g
Fiber0.7 g
Fat27 g
Cholesterol2.7 mg
Sodium3.8 mg
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Walnut Halwa
 on 30 Jan 17 09:29 PM

Hello, I tried to make walnut halwa but I didn''t notice that the flame was high while adding walnut powder in kadai and it got somehow burned , now the dish is smelling badly, any solution to gain up this ???
Tarla Dalal
31 Jan 17 08:33 AM
   Hi Bharat, We are very sorry but there is nothing you can do about it now.
Walnut Halwa
 on 23 Feb 16 04:14 PM

Had a question about the amoutn of Rava mentioned.. just one tablespoon?
Tarla Dalal
23 Feb 16 05:09 PM
   Hi Shaun, the rava mentioned in the recipe is 1 table spoon, it adds slight crunch to the halwa. Do try the recipe and let us your feedback.. Happy Cooking!!