Halwai October 17, 2018


• 1 cup – all-purpose flour/maida
• 1/4 cup – whole Wheat flour
• 60 gm – white cooking chocolate
• 60-80 gm – Butter
• 1/4 tsp salt (omit if using salted butter)
• 1/2 cup – Sugar (powdered, adjust to your taste. These were sweet cookies)
• 1/4 tsp – baking powder
• 12 – Almonds
• 1 tsp – Flax seeds
• ½ – tsp vanilla essence


  1. Preheat oven to 175 deg C (350 deg F).
  2. Roughly chop up the nuts.
  3. Toast the flax seeds.
  4. Mix the flours, sugar, salt, chopped nuts, whole flax seeds and baking powder in a big bowl.
  5. Chop up half the chocolate and add it to the flour mix.
  6. Melt butter and remaining chocolate together in a double boiler or microwave. If microwaving, do so at medium or 70-80% powder in short 20 second bursts stirring well in between.
  7. When chocolate looks soft, remove from heat/microwave and keep stirring with a spoon till it melts completely.
  8. Add vanilla essence to the chocolate mix.
  9. Tip half of the chocolate mix into the flour and mix with a wooden spoon.
  10. Add in the other half a little at a time till the dough holds together comfortably when pinched.
  11. Make small balls the size of a rounded tbsp.
  12. Place on baking tray and flatten properly.
  13. Bake for 13-14 minutes. Cool and store in an airtight jar.
  14. Recipe courtesy: foodiliciousnan