Afghan Halwa
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 0m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 20m

Halwa, meaning “sweet”, is typically made with butter, flour and sugar.


  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup ghee
  • 1 cup water
  • Cashew nuts and almonds for garnishing
  • 1 tsp cardomom powder
  • 1/2 cup raisins


Step 1

Heat the ghee on medium flam on a pan

Step 2

Add the flour to the heated ghee and stir continuously till it turns golden brown/brown, just make sure it does not burn.

Step 3

Keep all other ingredients ready as they have to be added quickly one after the other.

Step 4

Alongside add the sugar to the water and the cardomom powder and heat it till the sugar dissolves in the water, once done keep it aside.

Step 5

As soon as the flour is brown, add the water mixture to the flour and stir continuously.

Step 6

Keep stirring till it starts leaving the gheel from the corners, this takes some 15 mins.

Step 7

The halwa is now ready to be served. Garinish with the nuts and serve hot.

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Mareh on December 18, 2014

    You didnt mention how much water is needed? Some people say Halwa takes lots of water???


    • posted by nash on December 19, 2014

      1 cup water

  2. posted by caroline on October 25, 2016

    would this be good to make for a project for school?


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