Sohan Halwa

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The Sohan Halwo is known as a jaw breaker. Be careful when biting into it, it is rock solid. But thats what it makes it last for 3 months.

We used to buy this Sohan Halwa (mithai) from Ahmedabad to take for relatives living abroad. Why? Because this Sohan Halwa would keep for months and not go bad.

  • Shelf Life: 120 Days
  • Ingredients: Corn Flour, Desi Ghee, Dry Fruits, Sugar
  • Sohan Halwa is made from pure desi ghee, milk, sugar and other quality ingredients. Almonds, pistachios and cardamom are added to give richness to the flavour.

Recipe of Sohan Halwa


1/2 kg sugar

1/2 kg cornflour or maida

1/4 kg almonds

100 gm pistachio

50 gm green cardamom

1/2 kg ghee

1 cup milk

2 liters water

1 tsp saffron


1. Heat 1 liter water, add sugar and boil for 5 minutes.

2.Add 1 cup milk and boil for 5 minutes.

3.Strain it through a muslin bag or thin cloth.

4.Add the remaining water and sugar syrup.

5.Dissolve 1 tsp saffron in warm water and add.

6.Dissolve the cornflour in a little water. Add to the cornflour mixture and cook over low flame.

7.When cornflour becomes thick, add 1 tbsp ghee.

8.Continue adding ghee (1/2 kg) slowly during cooking to prevent it from sticking to the pan.

9.Stir it well. As ghee separates from the mixture, then it is ready.

10.Add almonds, pistachio & green cardamoms in it.

11.Grease a pan or tray with oil.

12.Spread halwa in it & press with a wooden spoon to flatten it.

13.Garnish it with almonds, pistachio and cardamoms.

14.As it cools down, cut it into pieces and serve.

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Dec 12, 2019, 5:15 am

Looks so tempting! I like this beautiful presentation.

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