Monday, March 4, 2013

Oats Halwa - 15 min easy cook sweet recipe

In the afternoons after lunch, most of the days I get an irresistible craving for sweets. I think I got this habit unfortunately from my hubby who loves sweets and would like to have something sweet after every meal... Sighh... Since we dont buy that much sweets and keep at home for snacking( We know it will get over in just 1 day), this craving I have, forces me to cook some sweet... And I try to make it less fattening thus involving a lot of work... Sometimes what happens is When I get this craving, immediately I start thinking or searching recipes to cook... But I may not have most of the ingredients at home that time ( just my luck!!) and may not be able to find suitable substitutes or the sweet may take a very looong time to cook.. .Ha lazy as I am, immediately drops the idea and still keeps on wondering what else to cook... 

Finally I have an easy to cook recipe that is partly healthy too and satisfies my sweet cravings as well. And that recipe is for Oats Halwa... A really yummy sweet and I take consolation in the fact that I am eating oats disguised in the form of delicious Halwa and stays happy... 

Oats Halwa:

Prep Time: 2 min
Cook Time: 10 - 15 min
Total Time: 15 - 17 min

Ingredients: Serves 2

3/4 cup instant oats
3/4 cup Milk

3 - 6 Tbsp Sugar
2 Tbsp Ghee
Few Cashews. (You can add Almonds, walnuts and raisins also)
A pinch of Cardamom Powder


Grind oats to powder form.

Method of Preparing:

Step 1:

Heat 1 Tbsp ghee in a non stick pan. Add cashews and stir till the cashews turn brown.

Step 2:

Now add the powdered oats and mix. Stir for around 3- 5 min by which a nice aroma would have spread through the house. 

Step 3:

Now add sugar and stir for 2 - 4 min.

Step 4:

Add Milk and stir till everything starts coming off the pan. 

In another 3 - 5 min, everything would have come together off the pan and would have been cooked. 

Switch off, add cardamom and keep it closed for 5 - 10 min. Serve warm.


  1. Hi Avika,

    Halwa with Oats is completely new to me and looks Yummy..


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