Oct 18, 2014

Custard Powder Halwa Recipe

I love jelly type halwas, my favourite one is a fruit halwa which is available in our near by bakeries. It is jelly like, full of fruit and so yummy. Making them at home can be quite tricky but not all halwas. I have already shared a easy cornflour halwa in this blog. This is another addition to my easy halwa recipes..

This halwa is so simple, just few ingredients thrown together in a thick bottom kadai. Thats is..The one thing which you have to do is keep on mixing till it gets thick. It wont take long, just 15 mins is good to make a batch of these.

This halwa dont need that much ghee as well. So it is quite healthy and great for kids..

I hope you will love this out and let me know if you try it..

Preparation Time : 2 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Makes : 16 pieces
Recipe Source: Tickling Palates


Custard Powder - 1 cup ( I used vanilla flavoured)
Sugar - 3 cups
Water - 4 cup
Cashewnuts - 15 chopped finely
Ghee - 3 tblspn


Take a heavy bottom pan, add in custard powder, sugar and water, Mix well so now lumps are formed..

Now put this on high heat and keep whisking till it is thick, glossy and jelly like.

Now use a spoon to mix and put the heat on medium heat.

Add a tblspn of ghee and keep mixing..

After 3 mins add another tblspn of ghee and mix well.

Now it will get thick and non sticky. Add in another tblspn of ghee and keep cooking.

At one stage the halwa will leave the sides of the pan. at that point add in cashews and mix well.

The halwa will look non sticky, it will leave the pan, it will be thick and glossy, and the ghee will ooze from the sides of the pan.

At this point pour this into a greased pan and set it in fridge for 1 to 2 hours.

Once it is set, invert it to a cutting board and cut it into slices.


Take your ingredients

In a heavy bottom pan, take custard powder

add in sugar

and pour in water slowly while mixing

mix well so no lumps are formed

Now put this on stove and heat it up on high heat whisking constantly

It will get thick, transparent, jelly like...Now keep the heat on medium flame

now take the whisk off and use a wooden spoon to mix

i added a tblspn of ghee at a time and kept on mixing, 

keep mixing

add another tblspn of ghee

mix well

add another tblspn and mix well

it will start to leave from the sides and gets non sticky

add in cashews

mix well...thats it..the colour will be also changed

pour the mix into a greased tray..and chill it for a hour

now you can invert it..

make it into slices



  1. Colorful and mouthwatering looking halwa. The way you have compiled so many pictures, this has become my favourite dessert as well.

  2. Looks yummy. .I'll take it to mandir as prasad on my son's birthday! ! Thanks a lot! Will let u know how it turns out. .but m sure it'll be perfect like all your recipes!

  3. Mouth watering.its my fav.

  4. Wonderful recipe! Quick and easy to make. I tried using mango custard powder, cashews, almonds, raisins and craisins and it turned out so well. :)

  5. @Nissshhh....................this halwa needs ghee. because it gives the nice texture and halwa taste

  6. Should i refigerate it or i should allow it cool down normaly?Btw nice recipe :)

  7. @rajashreeyou can refrigerate it or allow it to cool normally..anything is fine

  8. For how long could it be kept after making?
    and shud we refrigerate it or we can kept in normal temperature?

  9. @AnonymousYou can store this at normal temp. And it can be store for 3 to 4 days.

  10. Can't we reduce the quantity of sugar??
    infact I like a very light touch of sugar....

  11. Can we add oil instead of ghee?

  12. @Anonymousyes u can..but ghee gives the flavour

  13. Can this be made in microwave.If yes post the receipe please

  14. what is custard powder?

  15. Looking good.i want to make soon.tnx lot n god bless you.

  16. @AnonymousIt is a powder used to make custard, readily available in stores.

  17. can i use butter instead of ghee?????


  19. @thaiyaba syou have cooked it longer, so the sugar has crystalized.

  20. My halwa becomes sticky... wats d wrong I did???

  21. @shiga selvamNo issues, you have taken it out, before the right consistency is reached, add it back to the pan and cook fo rlittle longer till it leaves the sides of the pan.

  22. I tried this out yesterday and it came out well. Quick receipe & tastes good too..

  23. Wow!!! Want to try this., WHATS THE RATIO/ measurement FOR ONE CUP... I have a measurement jar- but no cup ratio is mentioned...

    Kindly let me knw that ratio...

  24. @Divya Mohanu can measure it in any cup, but use the same cup to measure all the ingredients. My 1 cup measures 240 ml

  25. Wow I tried this it came out well ... Thanks for the receipe I want to send the photo of my halwa. Hw to send

  26. @Graceraviu can send to my mail id aarthi198689@gmail.com

  27. I made this today came out so nice ..thanknu aarthii

  28. can i use milk powder here??

  29. I am making halwa right now and it is still sticky.How long will it take to become non sticky

  30. @Anonymousit will take a good couple of hours to set..you can pop this in fridge for easy setting. If it is still sticky then you haven'cooked enough, add it back to the pan and cook for few more mins,

  31. Yummy superb recipie. Just tried few min back... came out well..

  32. Looks so nice will try this

  33. I love your blog. Keep it up.



  34. Looking very exciting. Hope it will test too much:)

  35. Nice looking halwa , simple to make. I shared the recipe link with my daughter in Canada. Her friend simply love this sweet.I hope she will be able to make it. Happy Cooking. I will try it soon.


  36. Tried it. Easy nd tasty. All loved it. If i reduce it with 2 cup sugar instead of 3 will i get same halwa consistency

  37. @Anonymousdont reduce the sugar it will then taste bland

  38. Hi just tried it now as suggested by you....i think it came out well...letting it cool down..thanks for sharing the recipe...

  39. love the colour of the halwa. Had made this a long time ago as prasad for Janamashtami. Lost the recipe and now when I want to make it again can follow yours.

  40. Will this halwa taste good with caramel custard powder? Have one unused at home as no one here likes it for the regular custard with fruits. Need your opinion!

  41. Hi Aarthi,

    Is the texture chewy/ rubbery like Bombay Halwa? Thanks

  42. Hi Aarti,

    the texture of my halwa was same as jelly , not stiff like Karachi halwa. Also it spoiled within 2 days.

    Can you help me to understand what went wrong.

  43. looks really yum.. i love this halwa very much will try this straight way


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