Halwai June 6, 2023


• 100 g – Goondh (edible gum) crushed, not too fine.
• 125 g- Desiccated, Coconut grated
• 125 g- Almonds, crushed, not too fine
• 100 g- Ghee
• 150 g- Sugar
• 1/2 tbsp- Wheat flour
• 1/2 tsp- Cardamom powder.


  1. Heat the almonds, coconut, cardamom in a large shallow dish and make a syrup of 2.5 thread consistency.
  2. Now heat ghee in a large heavy pan and saute the wheat flour until pink.
  3. Now add the gum crystals and allow to pop completely while stirring continuously.
  4. Take it off from the fire and mix well with a wooden mallet or base of a steel cup.
  5. Add this to the dry mixture.
  6. Now add the warm syrup (not boiling) to the mixture.
  7. Mix it well with 2 spatulas until it thickens.
  8. Take a greased plate or tray of about 1 inch thickness and pour the mix in it.
  9. Allow to cool until warm before marking and cutting squares or diamonds.
  10. Cool the pieces.
  11. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe courtesy of Saroj Kering