Atta Halwa Recipe | How to Make Atta Halwa

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Atta Halwa Recipe
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Atta Halwa

Atta halwa, also called Kandaan ( कण्डा) Prasad is an offering in all GuruDwaras after the prayers. Every Punjabi and Sindhi home makes it for Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birthday ( Gurpurab ). It is often made to satiate the sweet carvings as it comes together easily and tastes delicious. Adding slivered almonds and cashew nuts are optional though they do add to its rich flavor. It generally uses all the three ingredients, flour, sugar and the ghee in equal proportion by weight and thrice the measure of water. Although, for health issues, the quantity of ghee can be reduced marginally. But it does affect the taste.

Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 206 kcal
Author Anju Bhagnari


  • 100 grams Whole Wheat Flour
  • 100 grams Desi Ghee
  • 100 grams Sugar
  • 300 ml Water
  • ¼ teaspoon Elaichi Powder
  • 8 Almonds slivered (optional)


  1. Heat a thick bottom pan on low heat.
  2. Add the ghee and let it melt.

  3. Put in the flour and start stir frying it continuously, without stopping for about 20 to 25 minutes till the flour changes color to deep golden brown.

    Roast atta for Atta Halwa Recipe
  4. The flour will gradually darken and give a very pleasant aroma as it keeps on frying.

  5. Meanwhile, simultaneously, mix the sugar and the water in a pan.

  6. Heat them till the sugar dissolves.

    Sugar mixture for Atta Halwa Recipe
  7. Add the elaichi powder to it.

  8. At the point where the flour is fried, add the water and sugar solution.

  9. The flour will start spluttering and start soaking up the liquid.

    Atta Halwa Recipe step by step process
  10. It will also leave the sides and the bottom.

    How to make Atta Halwa
  11. Shut off the flame and cover with a lid for about 5 minutes.

  12. Garnish with the slivered almonds and serve hot

    Atta Halwa Recipe

Recipe Notes

The quantity of ingredients can be reduced or increased keeping the ratio same.

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