Halwa – Atta/ Kadha Prashad

Halwa atta halwa, wheat halwa is also known as  Kada Prasad, It is a rich and delicious dessert prepared with wheat flour, sugar and desi ghee which is served at all Gurudwaras around the globe, where the premises are filled with a sweet smell of Kadah prasad and this halwa is offered to all visitors.

It has a very simple 1:1:1:3 ratio


  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup desi ghee or Clarified butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3 cups hot water


Heat the ghee in a kadhai or a wok. Add the whole wheat flour and roast it. Stir it continuously till it changes color and you get the aroma of roasted whole wheat flour. Keep on stirring to ensure even browning. The atta or whole wheat flour should turn golden and give a good fragrance. Now once the proper roasting is done, the ghee oozes out, and its time to add sugar. Note – We will not add sugar directly, instead of in another pan we will dissolve the sugar and water and give it a boil, we don’t need very thick syrup so just one boil is enough. Stir very carefully while adding sugar syrup, as the mixture splutters.

Continue to stir so that no lumps are formed, I usually use whisker in this step as it ensures no lumps are formed. The halwa will absorb water and continue to thicken quickly.

Keep on stirring and once it’s semi-thick, switch off the flame.
even if cold it won’t harm as it has loads of ghee which helps keep it soft to eat and my kids love it in Tiffin.

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