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December 31, 2008

Milk Halwa Recipe | Paal Halwa / Doodh Halwa Recipe

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Paal halwa recipe
Milk halwa / Paal halwa in Tamil / Doodhi halwa in Hindi is the first sweet which I tried and got me a good name from my hubby dear, my in-laws and relatives after marriage. So I decided to have this as my first post. I must thank my friend Shalini for teaching me this yummy halwa recipe. This halwa is very easy to make and tastes very rich. It is different from milk kesari in ratio, method of preparation as well as taste. It tastes similar to paal khova. 

Recently I tasted milk halwa from a sweet shop but that looks and tastes completely different from this one. You can call this as home style milk halwa and not like sweet shop ones. Friends, do try this easy home style Paal halwa and let me know your feedback. Lets see how to make milk halwa using simple ingredients & method with step by step photos !

Milk halwa recipe

Milk halwa recipe / Paal halwa

Milk halwa recipe / Paal halwa How to make milk halwa - Easy halwa recipes
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 2-3
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes

1 cup - 240ml
  • Milk - 2 cups / 500 ml
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup 
  • Ghee - 3 tbsp
  • Rava/Sooji/semolina - 2 tbsp
  • Cashews , badam, pista- 5 nos
  • Saffron thread - Few
  • Curd – 1 tbsp ( optional, to get grainy consistency)
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp ( optional)

  • Slice the nuts and keep it aside.
    Take the unboiled (raw) milk in a heavy bottomed kadai & add all the items into it except cashew & cardamom powder. Check for sugar and add more if necessary or else add milk if sugar is more. No problem about the ratio of rava/sooji. It should be minimum.
  • Keep it on the flame, Stir the mixture slowly till it reduces to half. But make sure you stir it at regular intervals to avoid lumps and sticking.
    milk halwa recipe
  • Once it becomes thick , simmer the flame, add the cardamom powder, saffron & curd ( If using) and stir it continuously.
    milk halwa recipe
  • At one stage it will become non-sticky and it starts leaving the sides of kadai with some traces of ghee. Switch off the flame immediately.
  • Grease the plate with little ghee and spread the halwa into it. Decorate with sliced nuts and enjoy !! It will set as it cools down. Milk halwa is ready to serve hot. It  stays good only for ONE DAY without refrigeration.
    milk halwa recipe

  • Use thick, full fat milk for rich taste. For flavoring you can add saffron or vanilla essence instead of cardamom. U can try this recipe in microwave oven too. For 700w, keep it for 20 mins & stir for every 3-4 minutes.
  • Depending upon the sweetness you need, adjust the quantity of sugar. Food Color is not necessary. If you need, you can dissolve saffron in little hot milk and add it.
  • Sooji / Semolina is used to give thickness to the halwa.
  • Do not stir the halwa for long time, it will become chewy. So remove it as soon as it starts to leave the sides of pan and looks thick. It will set only after it cools down completely.
Enjoy this yummy, creamy halwa at home ! Kids would love it for sure !!
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harini said...

hi chitra , sweet looks beautiful and will taste yummy i think.i was just browsing through archives and found this recipe.surely i will try this soon.

Chitra said...

Thanks Harini :)