Coconut Halwa

August 2nd, 2013 filed under User Submitted Recipes

Coconut Halwa Recipe by Swetha Sudhakar

Recipe submitted by Swetha Sudhakar

This coconut halwa turns out very soft and yummy and you will love it as much as my family and friends.


  • 1 cup freshly grated coconut
  • 1/4 cup cashew nuts
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup sugar (3/4 cup, if you prefer more sweet)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • few saffron strands ( soak them for sometime in 5-6 tbsp of warm milk )
  • 4 tbsp ghee
  • halved cashew nuts, almond flakes & raisins for garnishing (optional)


  1. 1. Soak the cashew nuts, almonds in hot water so that skin of almonds can be removed &
  2. cashew nuts will become softer.
  3. 2. Grind the cashew nuts, almonds & grated coconut with little water to a paste.
  4. 3. In kadhai add the sugar, water and mix well; continue to stir on a medium slow flame till
  5. you arrive at a one thread consistency (if you pour the mixture from a height it should appear
  6. unbroken and flow like syrup and not like water droplets).
  7. 4. To this mixture add the ground paste , mix well and reduce flame to sim – stirring in
  8. between to ensure that the paste does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  9. 5. Add the saffron & the milk . Mix well so that the halwa gets nice saffron colour.
  10. 6. Add the ghee and continue to stir till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan
  11. 7.Now switch off the flame, add remaining 1 tsp of ghee and stir for about 3-4 minutes. (this
  12. makes the halwa softer when it sets)


Use fresh ghee for best results.

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