Aate ka halwa or sheera is probably one of the easiest desserts you can prepare with minimum ingredients. Yes, it only requires wheat flour, sugar, and ghee and a spoon full of nuts. That is all you need to present a wholesome and nutritious sweet, loved by people of all age groups.

Aate ka Halwa Kada Prasad Aate ka Sheera

Aate ka sheera is cooked for lots of religious occasions, especially Navratri. It is also known as kada prashad, mainly served in all Gurudwaras. I suggest you eat this Kada Prasad warm to enjoy the taste at it’s best. Give this sheera to your kids or as baby food.

Tips from an expert ” My Dadi ” :

The recipe which I am sharing is my Grandma’s recipe. She told me a few tips to make aate ka sheera perfect. Roast the wheat flour till you get a nutty aroma and color changes to light golden brown (without letting it burn) till ghee starts to ooze out slightly from outer sides. Be precise with the Ratio of Ghee: Flour: Milk to make it soft and melt in the mouth texture. Please do not cut the amount of ghee here, because ghee is the key ingredient for best sheera. So have this full bowl of sheera, you will feel full and energetic. Don’t calculate calories while having this delicious traditional Indian sweet because homemade food is always healthier than outside food.

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Aate ka Halwa ( Aate ka Sheera or kada prashad)
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Aate ka sheera is cooked for lots of religious occasions, especially Navratri. It is also known as kada prashad, mainly served in all Gurudwaras.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2-3
  • Ghee – ⅓ cup
  • Whole wheat flour ( aata ) – ½ cup
  • Nuts and raisins – ¼ cup
  • Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
  • Water – 1 ½ cup ( or milk 1 ½ cup or milk ¾ cup + water ¾ cup )
  • Sugar – ½ cup or less according to taste
Instructions ( 1 cup = 250 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml)
  1. Heat ghee in a pan. Add atta. Stir continuously it on slow to medium flame.
  2. Meanwhile, boil milk or milk + water and sugar in another pan. ( If pan having handle then it will be helpful for you )
  3. After 7-8 min of roasting atta will turn into a light golden, gets a glossy look and do not stick together much.
  4. At this stage, it will start to release the aroma.
  5. Add sugar solution slowly and continuously stir it.
  6. Add nuts.
  7. Cook on slow flame till the liquid is absorbed.
  8. Almost after 3 – 4 min, it does not stick to the pan. Add cardamom powder.
  9. Cook for few more minutes until ghee separates.
  10. Turn off the flame.
  11. Garnish the prepared Aate ka halwa with chopped nuts and serve warm.
Cook on slow flame only. While roasting flour keep eye on a timer for the assured result.