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Quick Atta Badam Halwa - Wheat Almond Halwa

Quick Atta Badam Halwa - Wheat Almond Halwa

Atta Badam Halwa — a classic Indian dessert made quick with almond flour, this halwa comes together in just 15 minutes! With familiar hints of cardamom and saffron, there’s no doubt it’ll be a hit!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword fasting, festive
Custom Category Desserts, Fasting Recipes, Indian Sweets
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 423 kcal
Author Nidhi Bothra


  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup semolina
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cup water , boiling
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • pinch saffron
  • 3/4 cup ghee
  • pistachio , slivered for garnish


  1. In a saucepan, bring your water to a boil and add the sugar, cardamom powder and saffron. Stir it till the sugar dissolves. If you want the halwa to be a little less sweet, then reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup. We don't want to create a thick sugar syrup, so as soon as the sugar is dissolved, keep it aside.

  2. Heat a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan on low heat and add in the ghee.

  3. Once the ghee has melted, add in the almond flour, wheat flour and semolina.

  4. Roast the flour on low to medium heat for 7-8 mins until it turns golden. The color will be similar to an almond skin.

  5. Now, add in the sugar syrup while stirring continuously.

  6. Keep stirring the mixture continuously without forming lumps for 5-7 minutes, until it comes together and you can see the ghee on sides.

  7. Garnish with pistachios and enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

  • You can also use homemade almond flour by grinding whole almonds (with skin) to a fine powder. This is called unblanched almond powder, but has the same flavor as store bought blanched (without skin) almond powder.
Nutrition Facts
Quick Atta Badam Halwa - Wheat Almond Halwa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 423 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 21mg1%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.