How to make Matar ka Halwa -

Green peas and the shells finely chopped, sautéed in ghee and cooked with sugar, gram flour and dry fruits to make a rich and delicious halwa. The emerald green colour and rich taste makes it perfect for the Diwali festivities.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Fresh Green Peas (ताज़े हरे मटर), Tender Green Pea Shells

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

Matar ka Halwa

Matar ka Halwa Recipe Card


Hindi: matar
You might be picking out these emerald hued little jewels from your food. But, wait, before you do that anymore! As these are a good source of fibre and potassium, which keeps all of our body cells functioning properly. Just when you thought that green peas are only used to add that extra punch to your savoury dishes, try a rich, creamy matar ki kheer to satiate your sweet buds too!

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Matar ka Halwa Recipe

  • Fresh Green Peas boiled and coarsely ground 1 cup

  • Tender Green Pea Shells 7-8

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Almonds finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Cashewnuts finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Pistachios finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 tablespoon

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • khoya / mawa grated 1/2 cup


Step 1

Cook sugar and 1 cup water in a non-stick pan to make sugar syrup.

Step 2

Remove strings of the pea shells, roughly chop and add to the sugar syrup.

Step 3

Heat ghee in another non-stick pan. Add almonds, cashewnuts and pistachios and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Step 4

Add gram flour and sauté for 1-1½ minutes. Add green peas and sauté on low heat for 4-5 minutes.

Step 5

Add green cardamom powder and mix well.

Step 6

Add khoya and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add sugar syrup along with the shells and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes and switch off the heat.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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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.