Halwai September 25, 2023


• 800 gm plain flour
• 200 gm walnuts, powdered coarsely
• 2 tbsp cocoa powder
• 500 gm sugar, powdered
• 500 gm solidified Dalda Ghee
• 1/4 tsp baking powder
• 1-2 tbsp warm Milk if required
• 1/2 cup broken bits of chocolate


  1. If ghee is not solidified, then refrigerate for some time. Take in a large deep plate and rub in circular direction with a flat palm.
  2. Rub enough to make ghee white, fluffy and light.
  3. Sieve baking powder and cocoa powder with flour.
  4. Add sugar to ghee and mix till light.
  5. Fold in sieved flours and walnut powder till well mixed.
  6. Sprinkle some milk if dough seems too dry to hold.
  7. Mix with a light hand.
  8. Do not knead too much or make dough gooey.
  9. Coarse dough will make better and lighter cookies.
  10. Shape in small rounds and arrange on baking sheet.
  11. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C before putting in cookies.
  12. Press chocolate bit on each cookie in centre.
  13. Bake at 180 degrees C for 7-8 minutes or till very light golden.
  14. Remove and cool on a wire mesh or rack till completely cooled.
  15. Store in airtight container in dry place.

Recipe courtesy of Saroj Kering