Halwai November 19, 2019


• 1 cup – lightly roasted Peanuts
• 1 cup – Sugar
• 1/2 tsp – Cardamom powder
• 1 tsp – oil
• rolling pin
• stone work surface
• 2 – strong knives or spatulas
• heavy saucepan


  1. Remove husk of peanuts and crush slightly.
  2. Use the oil to grease the knives or spatulas, work surface and rolling pin.
  3. Keep some of it aside to grease your palms.
  4. Put sugar in pan and heat, stirring continuously, till it melts fully.
  5. Ensure that it dies not burn but it turns a little brown.
  6. Remove it from fire.
  7. Add peanuts, cardamom and mix well.
  8. Pour onto work surface and knead it with both knives.
  9. When it slightly cools, knead it with greased palms.
  10. Roll with pin shaping into a square, 1/2 inch thick.
  11. Mark out into 1 inch square pieces.
  12. Break it after it gets fully set and cools down.
  13. Store in airtight container putting sheets of butter paper between each layer.

Recipe courtesy of Saroj Kering