Jhat-pat halwa can be prepared within half an hour because it is made with common ingredients, and requires very little prior preparation and planning. The creamy taste of milk acts as a suitable base, which highlights the shades of saffron and cardamom. The topping of pistachios and almonds gives it a rich feel.

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Makes 2 servings


1 1/2 cups full-fat milk
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tbsp fresh curds (dahi)
2 pinches saffron (kesar) strands dissolved in 2 tsp water
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
2 tbsp fresh cream
1 tsp almond (badam) slivers
1 tsp pistachio slivers

For The Garnish
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
1 tsp almond (badam) slivers
1 tsp pistachio slivers


  1. Combine the milk, sugar and curds in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a high flame for 12 minutes, while stirring continuously and scrapping the sides.
  2. Remove from the flame and allow it to cool and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.
  3. Transfer the paste into a bowl and add the saffron-water mixture, cardamom powder, fresh cream, almonds and pistachios and mix well.
  4. Pour it in a small plate, sprinkle cardamom powder, almonds and pistachio slivers over it.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 to 2 hours.
  6. Jhat-pat halwa is ready. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Value

Value per serving % Daily Values
Energy 321 cal 16%
Protein 8 g 15%
Carbohydrates 24.7 g 8%
Fiber 0.1 g 0%
Fat 17.5 g 27%
Cholesterol 24.6 mg 6%
Vitamin A 342.3 mcg 7%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.1 mg 10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.2 mg 18%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.3 mg 3%
Vitamin C 1.8 mg 4%
Vitamin E 0.7 mg 5%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) 11.5 mcg 6%
Calcium 343.1 mg 57%
Iron 0.6 mg 3%
Magnesium 41.6 mg 12%
Phosphorus 223.2 mg 37%
Sodium 34.5 mg 2%
Potassium 200.4 mg 4%
Zinc 0.2 mg 2%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.