Authentic Aate ka Halwa In Just 15 Minutes

Aate ka halwa
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Aate ka halwa or sheera is a popular North Indian sweet dish whose main ingredients include wheat flour, ghee, and sugar. It is rich and tasty and contains an equal amount of sugar and ghee, and hence it is typically prepared for festivals and occasions.

This aate ka halwa recipe is usually served as prasad or Kada prasad in Punjabi gurudwara langars. The Prasad is very easy to make and tastes delicious. It is loaded with ghee and dry fruits.

It is usually served during breakfast or before bedtime to keep the body warm. You can also serve it as dessert after meals.

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Aate ka halwa consists of 558 kcal

  • Carbohydrates: 72 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Fat: 31 g
  • Saturated Fat: 19 g
  • Cholesterol: 77 mg
  • Sodium: 8 mg
  • Potassium: 109 mg
  • Fibre: 3 g
  • Sugar: 50 g
  • Calcium: 10 mg 
  • Iron: 1 mg
Prepare time: 5 min
Cook: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min


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  • 1/3 cup ghee (not melted)
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour,
  • 1 cup of water 
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar 1
  • A pinch of green cardamom powder (optional)


  1. Take a pan and heat on medium flame, and add ghee to it. 
  2. Once the butter melts, add atta to it and stir well and make sure it combines properly with the ghee.
  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 cup of water in a pan
  4. You want the water to be boiling hot when you add it to the ghee-atta mix. 
  5. Continuously stir the atta and cook until it turns golden brown in colour and gives a nice aroma, which might take around 6 to 7 minutes on medium heat.
  6. Add the hot water now.
  7. Stir continuously for some time, and the added water gets absorbed in the flour.
  8. Add in sugar and mix very well. 
  9. The halwa consistency will become liquidy again after adding sugar. 
  10. Continue to cook for almost 2-3 more minutes on medium heat after adding the sugar.
  11. Add cardamom powder, if you are using it, and mix well.
  12. Stir to mix in the cardamom powder and remove the pan from heat.

Serve atta halwa immediately. It tastes best when warm! You may garnish with some nuts and pistachios.