A delicious 4 ingredients Indian Dessert, Aate Ka Halwa or Kada Prasad is very easy to make and is quite delicious. Loaded with ghee and dry fruits, Atta Halwa or Wheat Halwa is definitely indulgent.
This Gurudwara Karah Prashad is easy to make at home and with some simple tricks, you can make a delicious one using a few pantry staples. It is usually served for breakfast or before bedtime to keep the body warm. You can also serve it as dessert after meals.
About This Recipe
Aate Ka Halwa or Wheat Halwa is a popular Indian sweet that is made using whole wheat flour, ghee, and sugar. Also, know as Kada Prasad, it is also served at the Gurudwaras.
Made with just 4 ingredients ans in under 20 minutes, you will make this again and again, once you try your hands on it.
Here are some more Halwa Recipes, that you can make for festivals or just to enjoy after your weekend Indian meals – Bread Halwa, Lauki Ka Halwa, Rajgira Halwa, Suji Ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa, Rajasthani Moong Dal Halwa, Kaddu Ka Halwa, Beetroot Halwa and Besan Ka Halwa.
For making this aata ka halwa, all you need are some pantry staples. Here are the ingredients
Whole Wheat Flour – Although you can use any whole wheat flour available to make this halwa, making it using coarsely ground flour will give you the best result. If you have access to freshly milled flour, then there is nothing like it.
Ghee – This halwa should be made in ghee or clarified butter for the best result. If ghee is not available, then you can make it in unsalted butter.
Sugar – I have used organic brown sugar to make this halwa. You can definitely go ahead and use granulated white sugar or even jaggery.
You can also add crushed cardamom or cardamom powder, it gives a nice flavor to the Halwa.
Step by Step Recipe
Always make this halwa in ghee. Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan.
Stir Stir – Add whole wheat flour and fry on medium heat until slightly browned. (Approx 6-8 minutes ). Keep stirring continuously.
Nuts for Crunch – Add the chopped nuts and fry until the color of the flour is changed to dark brown and it starts to emit a nutty aroma. ( Approx 5-6 minutes ). Keep stirring continuously and do not let the flour burn.
Water or Milk? Once the flour is done, add 2 cups of water and cook the water is almost absorbed by the flour. You can replace water with milk for a richer halwa.
Sweeten it – Add the sugar at this stage and cook the halwa for another 3-4 minutes.
Flavoring – Add cardamom powder and mix well. You can also add some saffron strands.
Ready Halwa – Garnish the halwa with slivered almond and Pistachios and silver foil. Serve warm or cold.
Frequently Asked Questions
Both Kada Prasad and Aate ka Halwa are one and the same thing.
When served in Gurudwara as Kada Prasad, this halwa gets a divine taste as it’s made with much love and devotion. That taste is very difficult to replicate at home but this recipe is very close.
Ghee and Jaggery give the body the required warmth necessary to sail through the winter months in Northern India and hence you can also make this Halwa with jaggery or gud.
Instead of sugar, use ½ cup of Gur (soaked up in 2 cups of warm water) while making this Aate Aur Gur Ka Halwa. You may also want to add some Khoya to this variation.
Yes, you can use the unsalted version of butter, but the taste and texture of the Halwa will differ. It tastes the best when made in ghee.
To make the Gurudwara Style Kada Prasad, you will need a bit grainy and coarse flour.
In Gurudwara, they make their flour themselves and yet the texture. While at home, we use the whole wheat flour that is made to use Chapatis.
The process to make the Halwa is the same, just the texture of the flour differs.
To get the same texture as Karah Prasad, get freshly milled flour and ask the miller to mill the flour a little coarse.
Storage & Re-heating
You can easily store the halwa in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. When you want to consume, just take it out, heat for 1-2 minutes in a microwave and serve.
You cal also freeze it in freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
In North Indian, this Halwa is also popularly made for a rich and wholesome breakfast.
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Aate ka Halwa Recipe
- 1 cup Ghee
- 1 cup Whole wheat flour
- 10-12 Almonds (Chopped)
- 10-12 Cashew nuts (Chopped)
- 2 cups Water
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 tsp Cardamom powder
- Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan.
- Add whole wheat flour and fry on medium heat until slightly browned. (Approx 6-8 minutes )
- Keep stirring continuously.
- Add the chopped nuts and fry until the color of the flour is changed to dark brown and it starts to emit a nutty aroma. ( Approx 5-6 minutes )
- Keep stirring continuously and do not let the flour burn.
- Once the flour is done, add 2 cups of water and cook until the water is almost absorbed by the flour.
- Add the sugar at this stage and cook the halwa for another 3-4 minutes.
- Add cardamom powder and mix well.
- Garnish the halwa with slivered almond and Pistachios and silver foil.
- Serve warm or cold.