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Habshi Halwa (हब्शी हलवा)

Habshi Halwa (हब्शी हलवा) It is prepared during Ramadan month all through Pakistan, It is also prepared and sold on streets like haleem. It is a elegant milk, ghee and koya sweet that is filled with nuts of choice.

Regional Dish:  Pakistan

Cuisine Style: Pakistan | Cooking Time 35 mins | Take it as such | Type Sweet| Shelf Life : 3  days| Quantity : 8 Servings.

Appx. Nutritional values calculated for 1 serving:

Calories (404Kcal), Carbohydrates (22g), Protein (12g), Fat (27g).


  • Sugar ½ kg
  • Milk 2 liters
  • Tartary 25 grams ( citric acid)
  • Nutmeg, mace and Cardamom powder 1 pinch of each
  • Brown color as required ( optional)
  • Walnuts 50 grams ( choice of nuts like almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios )
  • Clarified butter 8 tbsp.
  • 300 grams of flour Add ½ water until a thin paste is formed.


  1. In a sauce pan add 2 liters of milk and pour in the prepared mixture. Heat and continue stirring.
  2. When the mixture begins to boil turn the flame off.
  3. Allow the mixture to reach the room temperature and add 25 grams of Tartary and gently mix.
  4. When the milk curdles turn the flame on and stir the milk. Now add the brown color and allow to cook.
  5. When the water dries add ½ kg sugar and a pinch of nutmeg, mince and cardamom powder  of each along with 3 tbsp. clarified butter.
  6. Cook until the clarified butter  forms a separate layer on the top.
  7. Spread the halwa on the grease tray.
  8. Garnish with 50 grams of walnuts and serve.

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