Maida Halwa


By : Anjana Kejriwal, Howrah, WB, India


1 Cup Maida

2 Cups Water

3 Cups Sugar

Cup Ghee

2 Nos finely powdered cardamom

1 pinch red or green colour.

A few Cashews and Raisins


Dissolve Maida in Water and minx well so that there are no lumps.

Heat a little ghee in the frypan. Add above mixture and stir on low fire to avoid formation on lumps. 

When above mixture is glassy, add sugar, colour and a little more ghee. You may now increase heat.

 Keep on adding ghee and stir once in 3-4 minutes.

When the mixture is lump consistency, add cardamom powder, fried cashewnuts, raisins and remove.

Pour in greased tray and cut into cubes when cold.


(Serves 4)

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