Easy jaggery recipe: jaggery halwa

July 9, 2016 2:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re interested in using jaggery, one of our new types of sugar, then this might be the recipe to get you started. Jaggery is a coarse, unrefined sugar made in various parts of Asia. It has a delicious sweet, toffee-ish taste and is reputed to have all manner of health benefits. This recipe is adapted from an original on the website Divinetaste.com. The author suggests that you add nuts such as cashews or almonds, or some raisins, to the finished product. It’s a very sweet dish, so you won’t need much of it!


100g ghee (or make your own clarified butter)

105g wholewheat flour

375ml water

220g jaggery

4 cardamom pods, crushed to a powder


In a saucepan, mix the jaggery and the water and heat until the jaggery dissolves completely. Do not allow to boil.

In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat the ghee on a medium heat until it melts, to give a golden-coloured liquid. Add the flour and heat at a low temperature, stirring continually, until the flour begins to brown and smell of toast (about 8 to 10 minutes).

Pour the jaggery mixture onto the flour, whisk well to give a smooth texture, and cook for one minute more.

Stir in the cardamom powder and serve warm or at room temperature, with any garnish you desire.





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