How to make Gehun Ka Halwa - A sweet dessert made with gehun(lapsi) and garnished with almonds

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Broken wheat, Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Desserts

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Gehun Ka Halwa

Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

For more recipes related to Gehun Ka Halwa checkout Gehun Ki Kheer, Goan Lapsi, Gajar Dalia. You can also find more Desserts recipes like Fig And Chocolate Bars, Mishti Doi, Nutty Coconut Banana Treat, Chocolate Mousse.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Gehun Ka Halwa Recipe

  • Broken wheat 1 cup

  • Ghee 1 cup

  • Saffron (kesar) 5-6 strands

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Khoya/mawa grated 1/2 cup

  • Almonds blanched and slivered 5-6


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add lapsi and sauté on low heat till brownish red in colour. Add saffron and mix well.

Step 2

Add 6 cups water and mix well. Cook, stirring continuously, adding water as required till lapsi is soft.

Step 3

Add green cardamom powder, sugar and khoya and mix well. Add almonds and mix well.

Step 4

Cook for 3-4 minutes more.