Jun 182014

Atta Halwa is a delicious sweet dish made with whole wheat flour, sugar, ghee and nuts in absolutely no time at all. Whole Wheat flour halwa recipe is a quick-fix solution to satiate your sweet cravings.

Atta Halwa Punjabi Sweet Recipe

Atta Halwa

Atte ka halwa recipe is a simple and easy dish that can be prepared in a few minutes. Godhumai halwa made with atta flour, ghee and sugar has a lovely golden colour, a smooth texture and a delicious aroma! All the more reason to learn how to make Atta ka Sheera.

Punjabi Atta Halwa Recipe Step By Step:

Atte ka halwa recipe is a quick and easy halwa recipe very popular in Punjab. This traditional sweet dessert has a yummy melt-in-the-mouth feel.

How to make Atta Halwa:

1. To make this flavoursome and easy Atta Halwa Punjabi recipe, melt ghee in a pan. Drop in the cashews and raisins. Fry for 1-2 minutes till the cashews turn a light brown and the raisins plump up. Remove with a slotted spoon. Keep aside.

2. Add wheat flour and keep stirring for 8-10  minutes till the atta turns a warm brown and you get a wonderful aroma.

Saute whole wheat flour in ghee for wheat flour halwa

Saute the wheat flour

2. Once the wheat flour and ghee are nicely blended, add the sugar. Mix well.

Add sugar to sauteed wheat atta for halwa

Add sugar

3. Immediately add the hot water (be careful not to scald yourself!) and mix well. Keep stirring on low heat to ensure no lumps are formed.

Add water to make atte ka halwa

Add hot water

4. Once all the water is absorbed, and the godhumai halwa starts to pull away from the sides of the kadai, remove from flame.

Cook atta flour halwa until set

Cook the wheat flour

5. Mix in the cashew nuts and raisins. Transfer the atta ka sheera into a serving dish and garnish with almond slivers. Serve Punjabi Atta Halwa hot with luchis.

Garnish Gurudwara wheat atta halwa wth nuts

Wheat Flour Halwa

If you are looking for more wheat flour Indian recipes, do try out Radish Paratha and Wheat Bread.

Wheat Halwa Recipe details below:

Atta Halwa Punjabi Sweet
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Punjabi Atte Ka Halwa is a wheat flour sweet dish recipe combining wheat flour, sugar and ghee and garnished with raisins and nuts. The whole wheat flour halwa recipe draws inspiration from the sacred ‘Karha Prashad’, which is offered to visitors at Gurudwaras.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Punjabi
Servings: 6
Calories: 221 kcal
Author: Shil
  • Wheat Flour – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Ghee – 1 cup
  • Water – 4 cups
  • Raisins – 15
  • Almonds – 10 cut into slivers
  • Cashew nuts – 10
  1. Melt ghee in a deep pan. Fry the cashew and raisins. Remove and keep aside.
  2. Slowly add the whole wheat flour to the hot ghee and sauté it on low heat for about 10 minutes till it turns a nice brown and a sweet aroma arises. You need to keep stirring the mixture to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  3. Meanwhile, heat water in another pan.
  4. Add sugar to the wheat flour and stir for 1-2 minutes. Take care not to caramelize the sugar.
  5. Gently pour in the hot water and keep stirring. Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat. Let the atte ka halwa simmer till all the water is absorbed.
  6. Remove and transfer to a serving dish.
  7. Garnish with nuts and serve Wheat Flour Atta Halwa hot with Puris.
Recipe Notes

* You can add ½ tsp of cardamom powder (Elaichi).


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