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Sohan Halwa

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Sohan Halwa
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Sohan Halwa is a traditional Indian sweet made with maida, milk and dry fruits. Traditionally it is made in circular rounds.


  • 1/2 kg sugar
  • 1/2 kg cornflour or maida
  • 1/4 kg almonds
  • 100 gm pistachio
  • 50 gm green cardamom
  • 1/2 kg ghee
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 liters water
  • 1 tsp saffron


  1. Heat 1 liter water, add sugar and boil for 5 minutes.
  2. Add 1 cup milk and boil for 5 minutes.
  3. Strain it through a muslin bag or thin cloth.
  4. Add the remaining water and sugar syrup.
  5. Dissolve 1 tsp saffron in warm water and add.
  6. Dissolve the cornflour in a little water. Add to the cornflour mixture and cook over low flame.
  7. When cornflour becomes thick, add 1 tbsp ghee.
  8. Continue adding ghee (1/2 kg) slowly during cooking to prevent it from sticking to the pan.
  9. Stir it well. As ghee separates from the mixture, then it is ready.
  10. Add almonds, pistachio & green cardamoms in it.
  11. Grease a pan or tray with oil.
  12. Spread halwa in it & press with a wooden spoon to flatten it.
  13. Garnish it with almonds, pistachio and cardamoms.
  14. As it cools down, cut it into pieces and serve.