Sohan halwa is a traditional Mughlai dessert in South Asia, which is a variety of dense, sweet confection or halwa. Gheewala halwa is popular for sohan halwa since the Mughal era.

Ingredients of Sohan Halwa

  • 1/2 kg sugar
  • 1/2 kg cornflour or maida
  • 1/4 kg almonds
  • 100 gm pistachio
  • 50 gm green cardamom
  • 1/2 kg ghee
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 liters water
  • 1 tsp saffron

How To Make Sohan Halwa

  • Heat water and add sugar and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add milk and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Strain it through a thin cloth.
  • Add the remaining water and sugar syrup.
  • Dissolve saffron in warm water and add.
  • Dissolve the cornflour in a little water.
  • Add to the cornflour mixture and cook over low flame.
  • When cornflour becomes thick, add ghee.
  • Stir it well. As ghee separates from the mixture, then it is ready.
  • Add almonds, pistachio & green cardamoms in it.
  • Grease a pan with oil.
  • Spread halwa in it & press with a wooden spoon to flatten it.
  • Garnish it with almonds, pistachio and cardamoms.
  • As it cools down, cut it into pieces and serve.


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