Thursday, October 22, 2015

Atta Halwa Recipe - Easy Atta ka Sheera

Atta Halwa
Atta Halwa Recipe is one of the easiest sweet that you can make and my most favorite, I have tasted it only twice that too in restaurants. I have already tried godhumai halwa using wheat flour few yrs back.Last month when hubby got dinner from Hotel Anandas, he also got wheat halwa for dessert.I tasted it and so loved it, the texture was smooth with ghee melting.After tasting it I remembered about this North Indian Version of atta ka sheera / atta halwa so googled for recipe and tried from here.I was so excited and surprised as this atta halwa tasted exactly the same as the one I had from Anandas.I just tried with a small quantity but it gave nice volume than I expected.This atta halwa is very quick to make, and tastes delicious.

This atta halwa / atta ka sheera is very easy and quick to make so thought to include it in my Diwali 2015 recipes.
Atta Halwa

Atta Halwa - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Makes : 3/4 cup
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Wheat Flour(Atta) - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/2 cup + 1/8 cup
Ghee - 1/8 cup + 2 tsp
Cardamom powder - a tiny pinch
Almonds - 4 sliced thin


  1. Measure ghee and transfer it to a pan and heat it up.Just heat it up for few seconfs then add wheat flour and start roasting.
    How to make Atta Halwa - Step1
  2. Keep roasting for atleast 20mins(its better to keep an eye at the timing).Then add water(1/2 cup + 1/8 cup).
    How to make Atta Halwa - Step2
  3. You should be very quick now.Use a whisk and mix it well.It will get cooked very quickly and gather into a mass.
    How to make Atta Halwa - Step3
  4. Once everything gathers together without sticking, add sugar.
    How to make Atta Halwa - Step4
  5. The sugar will start to melt and the whole mixture will turn slightly goey.Keep stirring until it becomes shiny and leave the sides of the pan.
    How to make Atta Halwa - Step5
  6. Add remaining 2 tsp ghee, cardamom powder and give a quick mix.Finally add chopped almonds and switch off.
    How to make Atta Halwa - Step6
Serve hot / warm.

My Notes:

  • Do not lose patience while roasting, that is the main step involved so keep roasting for 20mins in low flame.
  • I switched off the flame while adding water, gave a quick whisk then switched on-this is to avoid lumps.If you are confident, then you can do this even with the flame on, I was trying to be extra careful ;)
  • Do not reduce ghee else the halwa will become sticky and will not yield the perfect taste and texture.
  • You can even fry cashews in ghee and add it.
Atta Halwa

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Love the Pinky Satin background ! You have stunning Diwali collections ! Great work :)

  2. Halwa looks delicious.. Can finish the entire bowl in no time

  3. Hi,
    if we double up the measurements for the flour, will I need to double up all the other measurements too? Can pls add this in all your recipes... it is so good that if I make in smaller quantity it is not enough for my family.

    1. Yes double everything if you double the measure of flour....

    2. Thanks Sharmilee. I had a doubt of doubling up baking soda or baking powder wherever it is used. Also can please share how to do petha? I do not have the chemical lime. Can we replace it with anything else? Thanks in advance

    3. You can check out milk and chocolate peda that I've posted already......

  4. Hai Sharmi how is ur baby 👶?.tell me the shelf life for this recipe

    1. Baby is fine :) It should stay good for atleast 2 days in room temperature......

  5. Replies
    1. Yes kind of goey but becomes thick after it cools down


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