Halowa Recipe

Halowa dessert recipe from Bangladesh cuisine

Halowa is one of the most delicious dessert in Bengali culture but it used as a dessert in Muslims Ummah in his religious festival Shob-e-Barat.

1. Semolina Halowa


Semolina 2 cups

Sugar one and a half cups

Ghee 1/4 cup

Milk  one and a half cup( thick)

Raisins, Pistachios, Chestnut  like quantity or prefer


First ,semolina fried will be red colour.

Now heat ghee in a pan. When the ghee is warmed,then add semolina and milk and cook for  5 minutes.

Then stir with sugar for another 5 minutes.

Add raisins, pistachios, cardamom powder and then remove from  heat.

Now spread the ghee in a tray. Hold down with the hand and let it cool down.

If it will be cold, cut into long shape or as your choice.

2. Chickpea Halowa


Chickpea 1/2 kg

Milk 1 liter

Powder Milk 1 cup

Sugar 1 kg

Ghee 1/4 cup

Cardamom powder a little amount

Rose water 1 tabspoon

Raisins 5 tablespoons

Pistachios chopped 3 tablespoons


Chickpea boil  with milk and then blend it.

Heat ghee in a pan and add chickpea paste and stir it. Now add sugar and powder milk and mix well. Then add cardamom powders .

If the halowa is thick, then add raisins and rose water and stir for some time. Then remove from heat.

Now  some pistachios chopped and raisins spread in a plate and take halowa. Now it hold down with the hand and let the cool it.

Then cut it as your choice.

You can add maowa or cream for most attractive.

3. Dates Halowa


2 cups of dates ( seedless)

Milk  2 cups ( dense)

Sugar 1/4 cup

Maowa 1 cup

Ghee / oil as needed

Cardamom 2-3


Boil dates with 2 cups of milk and dry it. Then  blend it.

Heat Oil / ghee in the pan and add cardamom. Add the mixture of dates and stirring on  medium flame.

When it will be blooms add  sugar and  1 pinch of salt. Keep stirring on low medium heat.

When the ghee grows up, then mix mawa powder.

Spread the ghee on a plate and put the halowa. Press and hold down. If it is cool, then cut it and serve with nuts.

4. Carrots Halowa


Carrot  -500 g

Milk   – 1 liter

Sugar   – 4 teaspoons

Condensed milk   – 1/2 tin

Ghee   – 1/3 cup

Pistachios and cloves  for garnishing


Carrots boiled with 1 liter of milk.

After boiling the carrots then  drying the milk. Remove from heat and blend it.

Now heat ghee on medium flame. If the ghee is hot, then add carrots, condensed milk, sugar and  stirring continuously.

Dry the water of the halua and drain the ghee then remove from heat. Let it cool down. Now make a small ball with hand.

Serve it.

5. Papaya Halowa

Materials :

★ 2 Green papaya( medium )
★ Sugar as your choice
★ 2 pieces of cinnamon
★ 2 pieces of cardamom
★ salt 1 pinch
★ Ghee 1/2 cup
★ Food color (green) 1 pinch


At first, the papaya was to take into small pieces. Then boil it.
When it will be  boiled, then well grinded .
Now heat the ghee in a pan and add cardamom, cinnamon.

Then give the papaya paste, salt and sugar. Stir continuously.
Due to dryness, remove from heat.

Now  the halowa will be divided into 2 parts and mix the green food color in 1 part. Then the first part keep  in the tray and then second part or as your choice.

Cut into various shape or as your choice .

Courtesy:  Ansoh Yimka

6. Jackfruit Seeds Halowa


500 g of jackfruit seeds

Condensed Milk 1/2 tin

Sugar half cup

Powder milk  half cup

2 tablespoons of raisins

2 tablespoons of pistachios chopped

2-3 Cardamom

2-3 Cinnamon

Ghee half cup

Saffron roasted rose water as needed


Boiled the jackfruit seeds and blend it.

Heat ghee in a pan and add cardamom, cinnamon and raisins. After that add seeds paste.

Now stir it with sugar and condensed milk. Keep stirring again with milk powder and nut chopped. Finally, add  saffron and rose water.


Courtesy: Sabrina Ahmad

7. Nuts Halowa


Cashews nuts 2 cups

Chana 2 cups
Sugar 2 cups
Cardamom powder 1/4 tea spoon
Ghee half cup
Flour 1 table spoon
Raisins 1 table spoon
Cashew and pistachios for garnishing


Soak the fried cashew nuts for 3-4 hours in the water. Blend off the water.

Now heat the hhee in a pan and add cashew and chana and fry it. Then add sugar. Keep moveing fast.

Now add flour, cardamom powder. After that remove from heat.

When  the halowa is thicker then sould be decorated with raisins,  cashews and pistachios.

Courtesy: bdromni

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