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March 4, 2017

Easy Atta Halwa – Atta Ka Sheera Recipe – Instant Wheat Flour Halwa - Gurudwara Style

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atta halwa recipe
Atta halwa also known as Atta ka sheera is one of the most popular sweet/ dessert recipe in North India. This is an Instant halwa made with whole wheat flour( atta in Hindi). This atte ka halwa is served as Kadah prasad ( Karah prashad) to all the visitors of Gurudwara ( A place of worship for Sikhs ) in Punjab.

Traditionally, it is prepared with equal quantity of Whole wheat flour, Sugar and Butter/ghee to emphasize everyone are equal. Some people make this halwa adding equal quantity of wheat flour and sooji. For variations, this halwa can be made with milk or jaggery instead of sugar. I never thought making this North Indian style wheat flour halwa is so easy.

 South Indian style Godhumai halwa/wheat flour halwa ( Tirunelveli halwa) is in no way related to this atta halwa in preparation and cooking procedure. Both has its own variations and taste. This sweet can be prepared easily and instantly for surprise guest and to celebrate special occasions at home. I am sure this ghee dripping halwa gets a big applause from your family members and friends. I followed the recipe from HERE and watched some You tube video recipes too.

 Even though its my first attempt, making this halwa was a breeze for me. You can easily find the correct stage of removing the halwa. Its 100% a beginners recipe. This halwa tastes very soft and it slides in your mouth. I made in very less quantity just to serve 2 people as the quantity of ghee is more . Holi festival is fast approaching. Include this easy, rich atta ka halwa in your menu and enjoy the festival ! This atta halwa can also be prepared for babies but its made without ghee. I will share that recipe later.

Now lets see how to make Instant, easy wheat flour halwa/ atta halwa with step by step pictures and a video !

Check out my Sooji halwa and Bread halwa recipes too.

atta halwa recipe

Atta halwa recipe - Atta Ka Sheera

Atta halwa recipe - Atta Ka Sheera Easy Atta halwa recipe - Atta Ka Sheera - Gurudwara Karah Prasad
Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: 2
Prep time: 2 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 12 Minutes

1 cup - 240ml
  • Whole wheat flour - 1/4 cup ( I used Aashirvad atta)
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup ( I used 1/4 cup heaped, add 1/2 cup for more sweetness)
  • Melted Ghee - 1/4 cup
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom powder - a pinch ( Optional, Its not used traditionally)
  • Cashews & sliced almonds - To garnish

  • Heat 1/4 cup of ghee in a wide, non-sticky kadai. Add wheat flour and roast till it turns golden brown in color with nice aroma. Keep the flame low to medium  while roasting and keep mixing to prevent burnt bottom. It takes 3- 5 minutes to roast well based on the quantity you use.
    atta halwa recipe
  • Boil 1/2 cup of water in a bowl and add the hot water carefully to the roasted wheat flour. It splashes. Add 1/4 cup (heaped) sugar, cardamom powder ( I din’t use) and mix well without any lumps. All the water would be absorbed by the wheat flour and gets cooked.
    atta halwa recipe
  • Mix well till halwa leaves the sides completely, becomes a whole mass. Do not switch off the stove. Keep mixing till ghee starts to ooze out in the sides of kadai. It will turn glossy too. Do the whole procedure in medium flame. It takes just 3-5 minutes to release the ghee. Switch off the flame and remove in a plate or bowl. Serve warm or cold as you wish. Please watch the video for clear understanding !
    atta halwa recipe
  • For variations, you can add milk instead of water. You can also use grated jaggery in place of sugar. Enjoy !

  • Traditionally this halwa is prepared with equal quantity of wheat flour, sugar and ghee. But I used little more sugar ( 1.25 cups) as we are sweet toothed.
  • If you don’t want to use equal quantity of ghee, you can use half the quantity mentioned. But texture may slightly vary.
  • Cardamom powder is not used in the traditional atta halwa. If you wish, u can add it along with sugar.
  • If you feel the sweetness is less, you can add it even at the end. Heat the halwa till the sugar melts and ghee oozes out. Serve it warm.
  • I read people have this halwa as a side dish for poori too just like suji ka halwa.

Try and enjoy this easy, yummy, rich wheat flour halwa at home !
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R said...

Looks yummy, nice click.

Chitra said...

Thank you R :)

Anonymous said...

This is amazing.. !!! thanks for this post..!!!

lakshmi said...

Ji where is the video

Chitra said...

Sorry, I have included it now. Thanks for reminding.

Unknown said...

Great recipe. I likt it very much. Thanks for this post.