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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Neshester Halwa (নেশেস্তার হালুয়া)


  1. Semolina - 2 cup
  2. Water - 5 cup
  3. Sugar - 1/2 cup or to your taste
  4. Salt - 1/4 ts
  5. Clarified butter/ ghee - 1 Tbs
  6. Kewda water - 1-2 drop (optional)
  7. Orange food color - 1/4 ts
  8. Cardamom powder- 1/4 ts
  9. Cinnamon powder - 1/4 ts
  10. Pistachios powder - 1/4 ts (for garnish)
  11. Almond- 2/3 pieces (for garnish)


  1. Soak the semolina in the water for around 3 hours. 
  2. Then strain the water through the cheese cloth in a bowl (remember for this recipe we need the strained water, not the soaked semolina).
  3. Put the pan in a medium heat, pour the strained semolina water into the pan and start to stir. 
  4. Now add salt, sugar, ghee, cardamom powder, cinnamon powder,  food color in the pan one by one and continue to stir.
  5. Continuously stir the halwa until it comes to a halwa consistency (it may take 40-50 minutes or little more).
  6. Spread some oil or ghee on your serving dish where you want to garnish your halwa.
  7. When halwa start to  wrap up from the side of the pan, take it in the prepared serving dish. Spread it nicely on the dish. Garnish the top with pistachios and almond and keep it to cool down.
  8. Cut your halwa to your desire shape and serve.


  1. উফ... অসাধারন একটি খাবার, আমার বাচ্চাদের খুব প্রিয় এই হালুয়াটি।

  2. Apu use a bit of cornflour while soaking the semolina.The halwa is going to be more transparent and more full of flavors.