Katori Halwa (Aate Ka Halwa)

A perfect Aate Ka halwa recipe with a fantastic way to serve it in a Katori. Make and store these katoris to impressively serve any halwa whenever you want. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion

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  • Maida (All-purpose flour) sifted 2 Cups
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Ghee 2 tbs
  • Water ¾ Cup or as required
  • Cooking oil for frying

Aate ka Halwa:

  • Water 1 & ½ Cup
  • Sugar 1 Cup
  • Ghee 1 Cup
  • Badam (Almonds) ¼ Cup
  • Chakki ka atta (Whole wheat flour) sifted 1 Cup
  • Chandi warq (Edible Silver leaf)
  • Pista (Pistachio)


Prepare Katoris:

In a bowl,add all-purpose flour,salt and mix well.

Add ghee and mix well until it crumbles.

Gradually add water & knead until dough is formed,cover & let it rest for 15 minutes.

Grease hand with oil and knead dough again.

Take a small dough and make a ball,sprinkle dry flour and roll out with the help of rolling pin & prick with fork.

Take a small heat proof bowl & place in the center of rolled dough,fold the dough around the bowl & cut the folded edges with knife (makes 12).

In a wok,heat cooking oil & fry katori wrapped with dough on low flame until golden & crispy and remove small bowl with the help of the tong.

How to Store?

Can be stored in zip lock bag for up to 2 weeks.

Prepare Aate ka Halwa:

In a saucepan,add water,sugar,mix well & bring it to boil,cook until sugar is dissolved & set aside for later use.

In a wok,add ghee and let it melt.

Add almonds and fry for 1-2 minutes and reserve for later use.

In the same wok,add whole wheat flour & cook on low flame for 20-25 minutes or until it changes color  & keep mixing in between.

Now add prepared sugar syrup,mix well continuously and cook until it leaves sides of the pot (approx. 2-3 minutes).

Add fried almonds,mix well and cook for a minute.


On prepared katori,add halwa and garnish with edible silver leaves,pistachio & serve!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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