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walnut halwa recipe
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walnut halwa recipe | akhrot ka halwa | walnut barfi | akhrot halwa

easy walnut halwa recipe | akhrot ka halwa | walnut barfi | akhrot halwa
Course sweet
Cuisine south indian
Keyword walnut halwa recipe
Prep Time 9 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 39 minutes
Servings 5 pieces


  • 1 cup (125 grams) walnut
  • ¼ cup ghee / clarified butter
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • few threads of saffron / kesar
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder


  • firstly, in a pan dry roast 1 cup walnut on low flame.
  • roast until the nuts turn crunchy and change colour slightly.
  • cool completely, and transfer to a mixi blending to a coarse powder.
  • now in a large kadai heat ¼ cup ghee and add walnut powder.
  • saute on low flame until the ghee is completely absorbed.
  • now add ¾ cup milk, ½ cup sugar and few thread saffron.
  • mix continuously until everything is well combined.
  • continue to mix till it turns silky smooth texture.
  • after 15 minutes, the mixture will thicken.
  • and the mixture will start to separate the pan oozing out the ghee.
  • now add ¼ tsp cardamom powder and mix well.
  • cook until the mixture will start to hold the shape and turns frothy.
  • transfer the mixture to a box lined with butter paper.
  • level it up and then top with chopped walnuts.
  • press gently and rest for 30 minutes or until the halwa is set.
  • cut into pieces of the desired shape.
  • finally, enjoy walnut halwa for a week when stored in an airtight container.