How to make Adrak ka Halwa -

Ginger and whole wheat flour halwa.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Ginger (अदरक), jaggery

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Desserts

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Adrak ka Halwa

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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.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Adrak ka Halwa Recipe

  • Ginger grated 150 grams

  • jaggery 1 tablespoon

  • Jaggery (gur) roughly chopped 1 cup

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) ½ cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1 teaspoon

  • Ghee 3 tablespoon

  • Pistachios finely chopped 8-10

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 1 cup

  • Seedless dates finely chopped 15-16

  • Scraped coconut freshly 1½ cup


Step 1

To make syrup, heat 5 cups water in a non-stick pan, add jaggery, castor sugar, dry ginger powder and green cardamom powder and mix well. Cook till the mixture thickens.

Step 2

Heat ghee in another non-stick pan,add ginger and sauté for 4-5 minutes. Add pistachios and mix well. Add wheat flour and sauté till the flour is fragrant and completely cooked.

Step 3

Add dates and sauté further till the mixture becomes soft. Add syrup and cook, stirring continuously, till the mixture thickens.

Step 4

Add coconut, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Transfer the halwa into a serving bowl and serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.