Halwa Recipes - Indian Festival Foods
is made with vegetables, fruits, dry fruits, nuts, seeds, grains etc.
Halwa is also spelt as halva(so you will find both the spellings on this page). Halva is sweet as well as
Out of many other Indian sweets, Halva is a very versatile Indian sweet made
with a variety of ingredients.
Though halva is mostly a sweet item, Upma is also refered to as Namkeen halva in Hindi.
For sweet halvas, Sugar or brown sugar, jaggery, dry fruits, milk or condensed
milk or coconut milk, honey is added as a sweetener.
For flavor, cardamoms, essences such as rose, kewra are added. Spices and herbs such as ginger,
cinnamon are also added to some halvas.
Whatever you use as the ingredients, halva is tasty and irresistible.
Halva Recipes For You
- A rava / Semolina / cream of wheat dish. Breakfast / snack / sweet. Known as sajjige, kesari, sanja in Indian languages.
Carrot halwa - Gajar ka halwa
Easy To Make Sweet with Carrots and milk. Keeps in fridge for a week.
- Healthy breakfast recipe with broken / cracked wheat.
To make it vegan, use coconut oil / vegetable oil instead of desi ghee.
vegetable rava upma. Easy south Indian breakfast recipe. Known as uppittu (Kannada), tikhat sanja(Marathi), namkin halwa(Hindi) etc.
Halva is made with
(note:Indian names are in bracket)
- banana halva
- dry fruits halva
- mango halva
Nuts and seeds
- Almonds (badam-halwa)
- Sesame seeds
- Dates (khajoor-halwa)
- Cashew nuts (kaju halva)
Grains - grain products Lentils or Lentil flour
- Besan halwa
- Moong dal-halwa
Popular Indian Sweet / dessert made with bottle gourd and milk.
Beetroot Halva - Beetroot and milk sweet.