Halwai July 23, 2021


• 3/4 cup – (ground form) fresh green gram ground fine
• 1/2 cup – Sugar
• 1/4 cup – Ghee + 1 tbsp Ghee
• 2 tbsp – Wheat flour
• 1 cup – water
• 1/4 tsp – Cardamom powder
• 3-4 drop edible green colouring (optional)
• 1 tbsp – chopped Almonds & Pistachios mixed


  1. Heat water, add sugar, bring to boil.
  2. Simmer for 4-5 minutes, cover, keep aside.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp. ghee in a heavy pan, add flour.
  4. Stir fry on low fire till flour exudes aroma and is in light brown in colour.
  5. Keep aside in a vessel. In the same empty pan, add remaining ghee.
  6. Heat, add crushed gram, stir cook on low for 15 minutes.
  7. Take care not to allow to stick at bottom of pan.
  8. Add sugar syrup carefully, because it may splash.
  9. Add fried flour, stirring constantly.
  10. Use a long handles spatula, stir constantly, till ghee separates.
  11. Add cardamom, chopped nuts, saving some for garnish.
  12. Add colour, stir gently, till well blended.
  13. Remove from fire, garnish with remaining chopped nuts.
  14. Serve hot or warm. Refrigerate, reheat, as required.
  15. To reheat, take required quantity in a small pan.
  16. Sprinkle some hot water, stir cook, till fresh made texture is achieved.
  17. Do not re-refrigerate, the texture may change.

Recipe courtesy of Sify Bawarchi