Atte da halwa is just so yummy! And luckily for us when we were growing up we ate it by the boat loads because “beta (child) it’s healthy”.
Atte da halwa shows up on the menu of all auspicious occasions – weddings, births, birthdays, new ventures, etc. It’s part of nearly every puja (prayer ceremony), temple visit, and when it’s made in a thinned out version it’s sick food to treat a sore throat. The two most common versions of halwa are atta, or wholemeal flour, and sooji, or semolina.
It’s butter, sugar, and flour…healthy not so much but omg good! It really is shocking that any of us avoided serious ailments given our sheer sugar and cholesterol intake.
Halwa incredibly easy to make and lasts well in the fridge for up to a week. I mak a batch and working my way through it over the next few days as a dessert. To reheat just add in a small bit of water and microwave. It pairs perfectly with masala chai.
On another note, it’s amazing how many Hindi or Punjabi words I don’t know in English, but thanks to the Google gods, I seem wildly coherent-ish. I don’t claim to be anything of a writer, but I dare say these write-ups would be far worse if I said things like, “Suji, dunno what it’s called in English, so I suggest shopping at a Kroger where there’s Indians”.
Need more comfort desserts? Try these:
8 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories298
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 7.5g 38%
- Cholesterol 31mg 11%
- Sodium 93mg 4%
- Potassium 42mg 2%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 5.2g 21%
- Sugars 13.1g
- Protein 5.9g 12%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.