Wheat Flour Haluwa – गँहु को हलुवा (Halwa)


Originally Published: Aug 28, 2013

What is Haluwa?

Haluwa or Halwa (हलुवा ) is sweet dessert made with wheat flour and garnished with dry fruits. It is one of the easiest and simplest sweets to make. Haluwa is just perfect during winter time. People enjoy haluwa during winter time as very sumptuous breakfast or evening snack in Kathmandu. It is also made when people are fasting and during pooja times.

Here is my version of the recipe:


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried fruits
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom (optional)

Direction for Haluwa Recipe:

Melt ghee in a frying pan. Use the heavy bottomed frying pan to avoid burning. Add the flour to the pan and roast till brown and nutty, about 10 minutes. Please use low flame to allow flour to roast properly. Meanwhile, in a separate saucepan, boil water and sugar. Stir the cardamom into the syrup. Once the flour is well roasted (leaves a nice aroma), slowly pour the sugar syrup into it, stirring continuously to avoid the lumps. Add dried fruits and keep stirring haluwa till the ghee separates and haluwa is no longer sticking to the pan. Haluwa is ready to be served.

In typical Nepali way, haluwa is sandwiched in between swaris and eaten. It can also be served in cupcake liners to make it more appetizing to kids.

Love the way how haluwa used to be served between swaris! Love Kathmandu culture and its recipes!

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