Atte ka halwa recipe

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Atte ka halwa recipe or whole wheat flour halwa recipe – A popular North Indian halwa recipe made from whole wheat flour, ghee (clarified butter) and sugar.

Atte ka halwa recipe | whole wheat flour halwa recipe

Here halwa is North Indian or Punjabi term, in Gujarati it is called ‘sheera’ or ‘sheero’.

This halwa recipe is quick and easy to make unlike gajar halwa which takes hours to cook. I remember my mom making this with whole lot of ghee. Once halwa is ready, ghee is dripping out from sides and top. That tastes just fantastic.

But these days no one like to have that much ghee in their diet and I am also one of them. So I reduce the amount here. The mentioned quantity is just perfect, halwa is not dry at all, you can see from the photo that it is pretty smooth. and it is not heavy as well.

Check out more halwa recipes
Sooji halwa  //  Badam halwa  //  Banana halwa  //  Pineapple halwa


How to make atte ka halwa recipe:


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 1) Heat the ghee in a pan on medium heat. Let the ghee melt down.

2) Now add atta.
Atte ka halwa recipe | whole wheat flour halwa recipe

3) roast it on medium-low heat with stirring continuously. when ghee and atta combines it will be chunky or lumpy and heavy in the beginning.Roast it for 5-6 minutes.

4) There are many signs that you notice once it is roasted nicely and properly. As you roast it, it gets smooth and you will feel that it is much lighter and easy to stir. Ghee also starts to ooze out. You will have nice nutty aroma of flour and it gets little darker in color.
Atte ka halwa recipe | whole wheat flour halwa recipe

5) Once atta is roasted, add water and stir. Do both tasks simultaneously, keep pouring the water and keep mixing. thus you will not have any lumps.

6) Within 2-3 minutes, all the water is absorbed and it becomes like thick paste as shown below.
Atte ka halwa recipe | whole wheat flour halwa recipe

7) Now add sugar.

8) Mix it well and as sugar melts, halwa will get loose.
Atte ka halwa recipe | whole wheat flour halwa recipe

9) Keep stirring and cooking till it gets thick and it starts to leave the sides of the pan. Turn off the gas heat.

10) Add cardamom powder and nuts. Mix well.
Atte ka halwa recipe | whole wheat flour halwa recipeServe the halwa warm or at room temperature.

I always like atte ka halwa warm. I have eaten cold from the fridge once, but I didn’t like it at all. As it gets cold, ghee is also turn in solid form and as you have a spoonful of halwa, you feel the ghee in the roof of your mouth which I hate it.

Serving suggestion: Serve as a dessert after meal or anytime of the day.

Notes:

  • I always strongly recommend to use non-stick pan while making any type of halwa. So while making, halwa does not stick to the pan and it is easy to scrape the sides of the pan as you stir.
  • Lately I am in love with this Silicone Spatula that you seen in the photos. It makes the scraping job so easy that not a single bit stuck on sides of the pan. You can see the difference, in gajar halwa recipe I have used wooden spoon, you can see that halwa sticking to the sides even though I have used non stick pan. While you can see in this halwa recipe, sides of the pan is so clean.
  • Roasting the atta properly and correctly is the key to make perfect halwa. If not roasted properly then you will have taste of raw flour. So take your time, roast on low-medium heat it till you get nutty aroma.
  • About the sugar quantity, for below measurements I have used ⅓ cup of sugar because I and hubby likes little less sweet desserts. But if you like more sweeter then increase the sugar quantity to ½ cup.

Atte ka halwa recipe | whole wheat flour halwa recipe

Atte ka halwa recipe | whole wheat flour halwa recipe
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Atte ka halwa recipe (Whole wheat flour halwa recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 2 Servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • ¼ cup Ghee (clarified butter) clarified butter
  • ½ cup Whole wheat flour (Chapati atta)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/3 to ½ cup Sugar
  • teaspoon Green cardamom seeds powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons Almonds or cashews or raisins

Instructions

Making atte ka halwa recipe:

  1. Heat the ghee in a pan on medium heat. Let the ghee melt down.
  2. Now add atta. Roast it on medium-low heat with stirring continuously. when ghee and atta combines it will be chunky or lumpy and heavy in the beginning.
  3. Roast it for 5-6 minutes. There are many signs that you notice once it is roasted nicely and properly. As you roast it, it gets smooth and you will feel that it is much lighter and easy to stir. Ghee also starts to ooze out. You will have nice nutty aroma of flour and it gets little darker in color.
  4. Once atta is roasted, add water and stir. Do both tasks simultaneously, keep pouring the water and keep mixing. thus you will not have any lumps.
  5. Within 2-3 minutes, all the water is absorbed and it becomes like thick paste.
  6. Now add sugar. Mix it well.
  7. Keep stirring and cooking till it gets thick and it starts to leave the sides of the pan.
  8. Turn off the gas heat.
  9. Add cardamom powder and nuts. Mix well

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