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October 28, 2018

18 Halwa Varieties – Different Types Of Halwa Recipes

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INDIAN HALWA VARIETIES

Halwa (Halva/ Halawa/ Sheera in Hindi) is one of the most popular Indian dessert recipes. The word halwa means sweetness. It is prepared using flour or nuts as the base ingredient. As Diwali is fast approaching, I thought of sharing a collection of  Top Halwa varieties from my space. In this list, you can find the links of 18 different types of halwa recipes under one page. Most of them are popular, easy to make, must try South Indian and North Indian halwa recipes for Diwali and other festivals. In this collection, you can find the Indian halva recipes starting from easy carrot halwa using pressure cooker, suji halwa, beginners special corn flour halwa to the most time consuming Tirunelveli halwa / wheat halwa. Among these halwa varieties, my favorite is badam halwa, easy atta halwa and suji halwa. You too choose your favorite, try an share your feedback. I am yet to try Kerala halwa and some more popular halwa recipes. I will update this list whenever I share them.

  1. CARROT HALWA WITH KHOYA USING PRESSURE COOKER
    This is an easy and quick carrot halwa (Gajar halwa in Hindi) that is prepared using grated carrot, khoya, sugar, ghee and nuts. This recipe is without milk and condensed milk. Please click the image below to know how to make carrot halwa easily using a pressure cooker.

     Carrot halwa with khoya

  2. BEETROOT HALWA USING PRESSURE COOKER
    Beetroot halwa very similar to carrot halwa in cooking procedure . It is a healthy, yummy, quick halwa recipe. This recipe is without khoya/ mawa. Check how to prepare it.

     Beetroot halwa

  3. BADAM HALWA
    Badam halwa / Almond halwa like sweet shop style. It is one of the popular halwa recipes in South India. This rich and costly halwa can be made easily at home too. check out the recipe link by clicking the image below.


     Badam halwa

  4. CORN FLOUR HALWA/ KARACHI HALWA
    Bombay Karachi halwa, the most popular halwa recipe in North India. But its a very simple recipe prepared using corn flour, sugar and ghee. According to me this halwa is a beginners recipe. Anyone can make it easily and perfectly by following the steps. Do check it out.


     Corn flour halwa

  5. TIRUNELVELI HALWA USING WHEAT FLOUR
    This is a simplified version of Tirunelveli halwa using wheat flour. It tastes close to original Tirunelveli halwa. Do give a try.


     Tirunelveli halwa with wheat flour

  6. MOONG DAL HALWA / MOONG DAL SHEERA
    This is a popular North Indian style sheera recipe. It tastes so good. I have shared an interesting method to reduce the cooking time of this halwa. Do check out the recipe.


     Moong dal halwa

  7. SOOJI HALWA / SUJI KA SHEERA
    Suji halwa is a very simple and quick halwa recipe prepared for most of the festivals. This halwa is served along with Poori, Chole for breakfast. Halwa puri chole is one of the most popular breakfast combo in North India and Pakistan.


     Sooji halwa

  8. MILK HALWA / DOODH HALWA/ PAAL HALWA
    Milk halwa / Paal halwa in Tamil / Doodh is the first sweet which got me a good name from my relatives. 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.


     Milk halwa

  9. KASI HALWA/ ASH GOURD HALWA
    Kasi Halwa (Vellai Poosanikai Halwa in Tamil,Ash Gourd Halwa /Winter Melon Halwa in English, Boodida Gummaikaya Halwa in Telugu, Kumbalanga Halwa in Malayalam, Kushmandha halwa, காசி அல்வா /  பூசணிக்காய் அல்வா / Kalyana Poosani Halwa ) is one of the most popular sweet recipes which is served in Brahmin weddings.


     Kasi halwa

  10. ASHOKA HALWA / PASI PARUPPU HALWA
    Ashoka halwa is one of the most popular South Indian sweet which is popular in Thiruvaiyaru. Thiruvaiyaru Asoka halwa (Pasi paruppu halwa) made with yellow moong dal, sugar and ghee. This paasi paruppu halwa is completely different from North Indian moong dal halwa.


     Ashoka halwa

  11. CARROT HALWA WITHOUT KHOYA USING PRESSURE COOKER
    Carrot halwa | Gajar ka halwa is the easiest and delicious sweet recipe that can be made in jiffy.The best thing about this sweet is it takes very less ghee unlike other halwa recipes. It tastes the best when served warm with ice cream.


     Carrot halwa in pressure cooker

  12. ATTA HALWA / KADAH PRASAD
    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.



     Atta halwa

  13. CHEWY CORN FLOUR HALWA
    This chewy Bombay Karachi Halwa also known as Jelly halwa  is prepared using the same ingredients of corn flour halwa but slightly different in procedure. The basic difference between soft halwa and chewy halwa (rubbery halwa) lies in the cooking time. Do click the image to see the recipe with video.


     Bombay Karachi halwa

  14. MAIDA HALWA
    This is yet again a beginners recipe. It never goes wrong. You can make it soft or chewy as per your taste by changing the cooking time.


     Maida halwa

  15. BREAD HALWA RECIPE
    One of the best ways to use the leftover bread slices. It can be prepared so quickly with just milk, sugar and ghee.


     Bread halwa

  16. MICROWAVE SOOJI HALWA
    Sooji halwa / Rava kesari in Tamil can be easily prepared in a microwave oven too. Check it out.


    Microwave sooji halwa

  17. TIRUNELVELI HALWA
    If you are looking forward to try authentic Tirunelveli halwa recipe with whole wheat (samba godhumai), here is the link for you.

     Tirunelveli halwa

  18. CARROT HALWA WITHOUT KHOYA IN KADAI
    Traditionally carrot halwa is prepared in a wide kadai by boiling the carrots in milk. I have shared the same here without using khoya or condensed milk.

     Traditional Carrot halwa


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