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Top 4 Delicious Pakistani Halwa and Their Recipes

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Halwa is not just a dessert but a tradition. A Pakistani and Indian tradition of reflecting happiness, contentment, cheerfulness, and a sense of happiness. Enjoying and sharing halwa will multiply the joys of success, a new relationship, a new partnership, or the joys of a celebratory calendar.

In Muslim society, the use of halwa and similar sweets is like a devout tradition. Completion of Taraweeh in Ramadan, gift halwa in Ramadan, and sometimes a great achievement or success, Muslims around the world cook halwa on religious occasions.

Here are the top 4 halwa of Pakistan. These desserts are very homemade sweets that contain basic household ingredients.


1. Basan halwa
Almond halwa for night and day
Basan halwa or gram flour is one of the popular sweet recipes in Pakistan. Besan halwa is also used as a basic dessert for cooking on religious occasions. Lentils are great for making desserts. Cook it, store it for the day, and eat whenever you want. This excellent confection is made with basin, sugar, milk, eggs, green cardamom, crushed coconut, and almonds. If you want to make this halva, here is the recipe for Basan halva.

Ingredients of Basan Halwa

2 cups gram flour
1 cup sugar, ground
1 cup milk
1/2 cup ghee
1 cup whipped cream (milk cream, optional)
6 Cardamom
Chopped almonds and pistachios to garnish
Basin Halwa 1
How to make Basan Halwa

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add cardamom and fry for a few seconds.
Add gram flour and cook over low heat. You have to bake the gram flour for at least 15-20 minutes or until you smell it and cook it. Add half after 10 minutes and the other half after 20 minutes.
Add sugar and mix well. When the sugar dissolves, increase the flame to medium and add the milk and stir until the milk is well mixed. Stir it constantly at this point.
When the halwa leaves the ghee, stop cooking. Add nuts and serve hot or cold.


Soji Halwa
I'm sure you've tasted semolina someday in your life. Suji halwa (semolina halwa) is another common Pakistani dessert. Our mothers, grandmothers, or older sisters specialize in making traditional Pakistani desserts, one of which is semolina halwa.

The best thing about this recipe is that you don't have to be a kitchen protector! Men can even cook this delicious dessert. You simply need semolina, sugar, yellow food coloring, green cardamom, water and ghee. Let's give your sweet wishes well. Here's how to make semolina

1 cup semolina
1/2 cup ghee
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups water
12 almonds (D-skinned and chopped)
4 green cardamoms (crushed)
Saffron some edge (optional)

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How to make semolina (soji) halva
Soak almonds in warm water to help peel the skin.
Let's start by boiling water, sugar, green cardamom, and saffron together and making syrup for 5 minutes. Sit on one side.
Now heat the desi ghee in a deep pan then add all the semolina in it and fry it constantly to avoid getting infected. Do this until it is golden brown and smells good.
Mix the syrup with the semolina, keep stirring and cook until the ghee surface and the sides of the semolina pan are left.
Garnish with almonds and pistachios, immediately.


As you know, dal chana (separate gram dal) is a daily food in our homes. Dal Chana is accustomed to making many different types of food. Let us tell you about its other sweet uses. It can also be used to make a very sweet dessert called Chana Dal Halwa. It is also a favorite dessert of Pakistani women. They cook it on Shab Barat, Eid occasions and other moments of joy and happiness. Chana dal halwa requires milk, dal chana, sugar, crushed coconut, butter, green cardamom, almonds, raisins and optional pistachios. What are your ingredients? Now what? : Here is the guide.
Chana Dal / Kadali Parpo - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 1/4 cup
1 cup of milk
Water - 1 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup to 1 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
A pinch of saffron
A pinch of food coloring
Nuts of your choice as needed
Wash the lentils and soak for two hours. Take it out and grind it finely. Purify the mixture without adding water.
Heat the ghee in a non-stick pan, add the lentils, and keep stirring so that no lumps form. Cook until it is nice and golden, it will take 14 to 15 minutes.
Add water and milk and mix well. Cook until thickened.
Add sugar and mix well. Leave the ghee and ghee in the pan until it thickens.
Add cardamom powder, saffron, and food coloring. Mix well.
Serve garnished with nuts.


Almond halwa(Badam) Ka Halwa
Almond Halwa (Almond Halwa) is another way to share love, happiness and sweetness with your loved ones. Almond halwa, which is surrounded by almond essence, gives you a great taste and aroma of dried fruits with every bite you take. Almond halwa is also an easy and quick dessert recipe. All you need are almonds, sugar, and water. This halwa is one of the basic eastern home desserts, which is often made in the homes of Pakistanis even if Pakistanis are living in other parts of the world.


1/2 cup almonds
1/4 cup semolina
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup ghee
4 tablespoons milk + 2 tablespoons extra
1/4 cardamom powder
A pinch of saffron
Almonds 2-3-. Soak for an hour. Grind them into a fine or semi-thick paste with 4 tablespoons of milk as per your choice. I wanted my grain to have a semi-fine texture.
Add saffron to the remaining 2 tablespoons of milk and set aside.
Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pan, add semolina, and fry on low heat till it turns light brown in color and starts smelling from the pan. Set aside
In the same pan - add sugar with water and let it boil until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Then add the almond paste to the water and shake it constantly to avoid lumps. Once it is completely mixed in the sugar syrup, add saffron milk to the pan and mix well.
Stir over low heat for 7-7 minutes, it will burst so be careful. Put cardamom powder and roasted semolina on this place, keep stirring
Now start stirring constantly and add a tablespoon of ghee at regular intervals. At some point the burst will stop, the ghee will be completely absorbed and the dessert will start to leave the sides of the pan and small white bubbles will start appearing. This is the right step to take
Serve fresh or refrigerate and cut into squares when cool


hira (author) from faisalabad on June 17, 2021:

Of course, yes I'm a good cook

hira (author) from faisalabad on June 17, 2021:

Of course, yes I'm a good cook

StormsHalted from Pullman, Washington, United States on June 17, 2021:

Can you cook one of these?

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