How to Make Aata Halwa – Easy Recipe for Atte ka Halwa

post modified on February 6

Written by Puja

Aata Halwa is a quick Indian Dessert made with a few very basic ingredients like whole wheat flour, sugar, and ghee. It has a meelt-in-your-mouth texture that makes it a favorite dessert for any small or big celebrations and festivals across India.

So in this Blog post, you will find out how to make the perfect Atta halwa easily with some easy-to-follow tips and tricks.

Aata Halwa

About Aata Halwa:

Atte ka halwa or wheat flour halwa is an easy sweet recipe that can be prepared on any occasion and at any time since it hardly takes time. Whenever I don’t find any sweets to have after lunch or dinner, I prefer making an instant atte ka halwa as a dessert.

So this recipe is good for those who like having sweets after lunch or dinner.

I always remember my school days whenever I make atte ka halwa. It reminds me of my birthday, when my mom used to make this atte ka halwa or, instant suji ka halwa as a cake on that special occasion. I was very fond of this recipe.

Back in those times, cakes and other baked sweets were something we did not know about.

So these Halwa recipes were very special to us.

Apart from the fact that it’s an easy recipe, it is healthy too. But if you are a kind of a health-conscious person then you can use less ghee to make it a little more healthier recipe.

Babies who are yet to have teeth can be fed atte ka halwa made with a little less ghee since adding more ghee can create colic problems.

This Aate ka halwa is made with a few very basic ingredients available in your kitchen.

Do give this recipe for atte ka halwa a try and let me know how it turned out for you by commenting below.

Atte ka Halwa

Serving Suggestion:

Aate ka Halwa can be served warm or at room temperature for dessert after Indian meals. Sometimes I love having this halwa for breakfast, along with plain roti, paratha, and poori. This combo is super rich and filling, especially during the winter season.

Storage Suggestion:

You can store atta ka halwa in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

But make sure to reheat in a microwave or a pan over the stovetop before serving as the ghee in atte ka halwa solidifies when it is cold. You can sprinkle a little milk or water while reheating if the halwa thickens.

Pro Tips:

Heavy Bottom Pan: Use a heavy bottom pan to roast the flour and make sure to roast the atta properly.

Low Heat: Do not roast the flour on high heat otherwise, the halwa will have a burned taste. Roasting the flour on medium-low heat gives the best result.

Measurement: Use the correct measurements of wheat flour and ghee as mentioned else the halwa will turn out dry if an adequate amount of ghee is not used.

Stir: Keep stirring very frequently while roasting the flour.

Water: I have added water directly to the roasted flour, but if you want you can boil sugar and water and add them to the roasted flour, this way you will get a more glossy look.

Why You Should Make this Recipe:

The recipe for atte ka halwa is simple to make

Perfect for festivals, celebrations, or any other special occasion

You can customize it to suit your taste

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Atta ka Halwa

Basic Ingredients Used to Make this Recipe:

Wheat Flour: Whole wheat flour is the base of this halwa. Make sure to use good quality aata for the best result.

Ghee: Ghee is the star of this recipe. So make sure you make this halwa in pure desi ghee for the best result.

Sugar: I use white sugar to make the atta ka halwa recipe, but you can use brown sugar or jaggery powder too. You can adjust the amount of sugar or jaggery as per your taste.

Nuts: I have added almonds, cashews, and raisins. You can add nuts of your choice and yes if you want a little crunch in halwa then you can fry chopped nuts in little ghee separately and add it to halwa for extra crunch.

atta halwa

Atte ka halwa

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: aate ka halwa
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 4
Calories: 708kcal
Author: Puja


  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Ghee
  • 1 tbsp Almonds chopped
  • 1 tbsp Cashew chopped
  • 1 tbsp Raisins


  • Heat ghee in a kadai.
  • Add the wheat flour and roast on a medium flame till it turns brown and you get the nice aroma of roasted whole wheat flour. Make sure that you do not over roast it, otherwise, it will turn dark brown and will smell of burnt flour. And if not roasted well, it will taste raw.
  • Now add the sugar and water, mix well and cook on a slow flame till the sugar gets dissolves. (Keep stirring in between so that the lumps should not form)
  • Now add raisins, chopped cashew and almonds and mix.
  • Once it is done add 2 tbsp of ghee to it and mix well.
  • Remove from the fire and serve hot.


Nutrition Facts
Atte ka halwa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 708 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 234mg7%
Carbohydrates 101g34%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 67g74%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 4IU0%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Frequently Asked Questions About this Recipe:

What is the difference between Aata Halwa and Kada Prasad?

Kada Prashad is usually plain, without any nuts or dry fruits in it. Ingredient wise Kada Prashad has more ghee than the atta halwa.
Also, Kada prasad has a special divine taste because it is made with devotion as an offering in gurdwaras.

Can I make Aata Halwa with Jaggery?

Yes you can, you can replace sugar with the same quantity of jaggery,

Is it possible to use butter instead of ghee?

Ghee is the key ingredient in Atta halwa, for an authentic taste I would advise not compromising on ghee. Ghee is any day a better option than butter because of its many benefits. Bottom line I won’t recommend using butter, but if you want to use butter, you can do so or reduce the amount of ghee.

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