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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 got me a good name from my Hubby dear, my in-laws and relatives. So I decided to have this as my first post. I must thank my friend Shalini for teaching me this yummy 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 and modified the recipe slightly to get grainy consistency. Do try it 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
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup (I used 2 tbsp less)
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Rava/Sooji/semolina - 1 tbsp
  • Cashews - 5 nos
  • Curd – 1 tbsp ( optional, to get grainy consistency)
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp ( optional)

  • Fry the cashew with a tsp of ghee 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 & curd and stir it continuously.
    milk halwa recipe
  • At one stage it will become non-sticky and it starts leaving the sides with some traces of ghee. Switch off the flame immediately.
  • Grease the plate with little ghee and spread the halwa into it. Decorate with fried cashew 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 u 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 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 :)