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Recipe for Making Atta Halwa

How to Make Atta Halwa

Atta halwa or karah as it's called is close to the heart of every Sikh. This lovely dish is served in the gurudwaras the world over. Give it a try!
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: India, Sikh
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 353kcal
Author: Kanwal Kaur


  • 1 cup  wheat flour used for making chappatis
  • 4/5 cup ghee clarified butter
  • 1 cup granular sugar unrefined sugar like demerara sugar
  • 4 cups water


  • In a pan bring the water and sugar to boil about three to four times and then set it on low heat.
  • While the water is boiling,  set another wide-mouth pan on low heat and add the ghee. Once the ghee has melted, add the flour.
  • Keeping the heat low, keep on continuously stirring the flour and ghee so that the flour doesn't get burned.
  • After about 15 minutes of cooking and stirring, the flour would change colour to golden and become fragrant.
  • Now add the sugared water slowly to the pan while continuously stirring the flour. If it's not stirred continuously, the flour will stick together.
  • Once you have added all the water, you should have a smooth mixture. Remove it from heat and serve it hot.


You can also add almonds and raisins but the recipe I have shared is for the karah served in the gurudwaras. Enjoy!


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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