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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Rajasthani Halwa Platter

Sweets are always an delectable part of any course meal and rajasthan is know for its rich and delightful sweets. There are so many delicious rajasthani sweets which includes Ghevar , mawa kachori , and many kinds of sheera :) . So for my last challenge of  IFC ( International food Challenge ) I choose the halwa platter to end it with a sweet note many Thanks to shobana and saraswathi who are the brain child of this group.

  As you might have seen myRajasthani festive platter Rajasthani Kachori  am ending the platter season with with this delicious sheera / Halwa platter .  There are so many varieties of halwa's  but these 3 halwa are most popular in a mawari home . Theses halwa's are made for any festive occasion and they are very delicious when had warm.  So for this weeks BM I got this delicious halwa platter for dessert theme which can be served after meal giving some choices to choose to guest or family members I have here 3 different varieties of Rajasthani halwa. Click here Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 35 

Atte ka sheera


whole wheat flour - 1/2 cup

water ( boiled)  -  1- 1 1/2 cups
Jaggery pd - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 3 tbsp ( add more if you find wheat flour is dry while roasting )
almonds , cashews ( chopped) - 2 tsp


  • Heat ghee in a pan and roast the whole wheat flour till an nice aroma is released and its color changes to nice brown .Keep on stirring else it will burn .
  • Add boiled water little by little it will start sizzling keep on stirring .
  • once you can add all the water mix well till it absorbs all the water .
  • Now add the powdered jaggery and mix till it melts well.
  • Now cook the halwa till it leaves out ghee until then keep on stirring.
  • Garnish with chopped nuts and serve them warm .
Singoda Ka sheera


Singoda flour / water chestnut flour - 1/2 cup

Ghee - 1/4 cup
jaggery pd - 1/2 cup
Nut for garnish
water - 1- 11/2 cup ( boiled)


  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan then add singoda flour and keep  stirring till the flour turn brown in color .
  • Add the boiled water and stir continuously with out forming any lumps.
  • Now after all the water is absorbed and jaggery pd .
  • After the jaggery melts keep on stirring and cook the halwa till it leaves out the sides of the pan.
  • Serve them warm garnished with some nuts.
Moong dal sheera


Moong dal / Split yellow lentil - 1/4 cup

Ghee/ clarified Butter - 3 tbsp 
Mawa/ Khoa - 3 tbsp
Sugar - 1/2 cup ( adjust to your taste)
Cashew nuts , almonds , pistachios - few chopped ( For garnish )


  • Wash the moong dal well and soak it in water for 2-3 hours. 
  • Drain the lentils  and Finely grind them without adding water to it .
  • Heat ghee in a kadai / wok . Now add the ground lentil paste and roast it nicely till light brown in a very low flame , this might take some time.
  • After they turn a light brown color and leaves out an heavenly aroma .
  • Add sugar and mix them well , cook them til the halwa leaves the sides of the pan.
  • At last add mawa and Mix them well till they are  combine well and leaves out ghee.
  • Serve warm with nuts garnished .
  • You can store this halwa for 5-6 days in refrigerator.
  • Wram it when when serving.


  1. Lovely!! All my favorite halwas!!

  2. wow I can finish that whole plate,a huge treat for a sweet tooth like me :)

  3. Yummy looking halwas ....Loved ur clicks too manju


  4. Three types of halwa in one day Manju,do u stay somewhere close by my house...Oh I am coming over.

  5. Love all the three halwas.. Looks super Yum!!
    I can eat them all now.. :)

  6. oh my goodness... my hands are shivering really... i would love to put my hands on them right now!!!

  7. manju u tempt me more with this sweet platter,wish to be ur neighbour to grab some

  8. wow.. delicious halwas out there.. nice clicks dear.. :)

  9. Wonderful halwa platter ! Looks yummy....

  10. wow so gud, nice to see all of them together!!!

  11. halwa platter wow!! mouth watering. Very yummy dear.

  12. wow which one should I choose???? all look super tempting!!


  13. Wow i will go with chestnut halwa.super ma

  14. Lovely platter, Manjula! I might have tasted that singoda ki sheera at my neighbor's back home. They use to make lot of halwas for all the ceremonies. Back then, I was such a picky eater that I never paid much attention to what they served.

  15. Yummy looking halwas,make me drool...wish to have some.

  16. lovely and colourful halwas...looks so yummy dear

  17. That platter is really so sinful!..very nice ones Manjula..

  18. OMG my mouth is watering now. Looks soo yummy

  19. love the color of the moong dal one - it looks so sweet and scrumptious. never before seen water chestnut flour will have to look for that ingredient just to try it at least once also..great variety in this post

  20. All the 3 halwas look scrumptious. Thank you for sharing so many traditional dishes.
    Where do you get chestnut flour? Is it available in Indian store? which part of NJ do you live?

    1. Singoda flour/ water chestnut can be found in any indian grocery . I live in the southern part of nj :) Thanks pavani :)

    2. Thanks Manjula. Didn't know chestnut is singoda.. Will look for it in the Indian grocery next time.
      I live in Northern NJ, close to GWB. We should plan to meet up some time, hopefully when the weather gets warmer.

  21. As said earlier u r a platter queen! :) Splendid!

  22. Wonderful Halwa platter,looks super tempting...

  23. Bookmarked. this is so very delicious. I am sorry i have no words to say anything other than yum Lame but thats what it is.

  24. Yummy platter...looks awesome


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