Halwa (Sweet Cream of Wheat)


Halwa (Sweet Cream of Wheat)

Halwa is a confection made of flour, sugar, water, and nuts, and you can make it with or without oil/fat. It has Arab origins but it seems to have travelled both East and West through trade and conquest! For my family, halwa has a special place in our hearts as it brings back sweet memories and aromas of our native country, India.  
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Allergens: Wheat
  • Servings: 4 -6


  • 2 cups Cream of Wheat
  • 4 cups water
  • Saffron
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cacao butter (softened)
  • 1 cup coconut sugar


  1. Heat pan and roast Cream of Wheat for 5 minutes on low flame, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

  2. In another pan mix water, saffron, sugar, cardamom powder, and raisins, and give it one rolling boil. Set aside.  
  3. In pan over medium heat, add cacao butter, then add roasted cream of wheat and mix well.
  4. Roast mixture for additional until deep brown in color (about 3 minutes).
  5. Slowly add sugar water to Cream of Wheat and keep stirring.  
  6. Stir whole mixture very well and let cook for 5-6 minutes.

  7. Serve warm.  

Bon appétit!