During winters we all like to eat warm dishes . I am a spice lover but once in a while I do like to treat my self with some delicious traditional sweets. Atta / Wheat Flour Halwa is one of them . Today I am sharing a absolutely lip smacking warm halwa recipe. You will definitely fall in love with it. It is very aromatic and quick to make. I make small portions to treat my family.

What is the theme for Shhhhh Cooking Secretly?

This month our hostess is Rafeeda AR who is an amazing blogger and has a wonderful collection of Malabar and Emirati recipes on her blog. I love her Lotus Milk Cake recipe. She suggested the theme “Warm Desserts”. I am paired with Sujata Roy who gave me two secret ingredients Almond and Cardamom. I gave her Ghee and Moong Dal and she whipped up Incredible Moong dal Halwa.

Ingredients for Atta / Wheat Flour Halwa:

  • Whole Wheat Flour: I have used Pillsbury atta or wheat flour. You can use any brand atta you prefer.
  • Coconut Sugar: I have used coconut Sugar. You can replace it with raw sugar or brown sugar. I don’t use refined sugar.
  • Ghee:Do not skip ghee. It gives a nice aroma and taste to the dish.
  • Desiccated Coconut:Coconut adds a nice texture to the halwa and also makes it tastier. You can skip it if you don’t like coconut.
  • Chopped Almonds:Add dry fruits of your choice. I love Roasted almonds and added them.
  • Cardamom Powder: No halwa is complete without cardamom powder. Gives a nice aroma.

Recipe for Atta / Wheat Flour Halwa:

  • Author: Preethi Prasad
  • Prep Time : 5 Mins
  • Cook Time : 25 Mins
  • Total Time : 30 mins
  • Course : Dessert
  • Cuisine : Indian


  • 1 Cup Atta / Wheat Flour Halwa
  • Few Almonds Sliced
  • 1 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Ghee/ Clarified Butter
  • 2 Tsp Desiccated Coconut
  • 1/2 Tsp Cardamom Powder


  • Heat a wide bottom pan. Add Sugar and water and keep it on medium flame . Keep stirring untill the sugar dissolves completely. We do not need string consistency. Turn off the heat and keep it aside.
  • Heat another Pan. Dry roast the wheat flour for 2-3 minutes on low flame.
  • Turn off the heat once you get the aroma.
  • Transfer the roasted wheat flour to a plate and keep it aside.
  • Heat the same pan and add 3/4 Cup Ghee.
  • Once the ghee is hot roast the almond slices. Remove them and transfer them to a cup.
  • In the same pan with ghee add the roasted wheat flour and keep stirring .
  • Cook for 7-8 Minutes on low flame and keep stirring continuously.
  • It will turn golden Brown. Now add the sugar syrup and keep stirring.
  • The mixture will start to thicken and become a mass. It will take about 4-5 minutes.
  • Now add the balance ghee on the sides and mix well . Add another tbsp ghee if you want.Cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add desiccated coconut and cardamom powder. Mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat. Garnish with roasted Almonds and serve!!!
  • Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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16 thoughts on “ATTA / WHEAT FLOUR HALWA”

  1. I love atta halwa as gurdwara prasad. But never tried at home. Your halwa looks superbly delicious. I can imagine the divine taste and aroma. I would love to try your easy to follow recipe.

  2. Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth

    I love the fact that there is no diary in this halwa and still it looks absolutely mouthwatering… especially the beautiful color of the halwa…

  3. Its been ages since I’ve made wheat halwa. Your preparation looks so delish and also like that you’ve used coconut sugar. Adds a subtle coconut flavour. Must make it soon.

  4. Its been ages since I made atta ka halwa. This yum bowl of halwa is reminding me of the fact that I am starving. Think I should whip some atta halwa for myself.

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