Aatta ka Sheera/ Wholewheat Halwa

My sweet tooth forces me to keep discovering different ways of making new desserts. Not that desserts have to be unhealthy all the time, right? This one is a perfect example!


I guess this is one of the easiest and healthiest North Indian sweet dish that I have ever made or come across! I gather from reading all over the net that this dish is basically from Gujarat and is prepared during special Hindu festivals. I also find that all the recipes have different levels of the ingredients added, though the ingredients are the same. So it is upto you to adjust your ghee and sugar proportion to the wholewheat or the aatta used. However, the goodness lies in roasting the aatta in ghee. If it is not roasted well, then you will feel like you are eating raw flour! I never knew in my life that roasted aatta had such a lovely aroma when done. While roasting, all you need to wait is for the ghee to separate and the aatta getting lighter, to know that you can add the remaining ingredients. No, no… nothing complicated, you will definitely know when it is getting done! Off to the way I made it…


Linking this post to My Kitchen Odyssey‘s First anniversary event…




Aatta ka Sheera/ Wholewheat Halwa

Course Sweets
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 1 cup aatta wholewheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 cup water


  • Heat ghee. Roast the aatta on medium low flame till a nice aroma wafts across the kitchen.
  • Keep stirring in between to ensure it does not stick. Add in the sugar and cook till sugar melts and incorporates into the roasted aatta.
  • Add the water and cardamom and stir continuously till there are no lumps and the whole mixture holds together.
  • Serve warm sprinkled with nuts


The consistency is thick and slightly dry. If you like your sheera a bit runny, add more water.

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    1. Thanks a lot Priya…

  1. perfect!! hope u enjoyed making and relishing it πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Aara… πŸ™‚

  2. my favorite atta ka sheera

    1. Thanks a lot Ramya…

  3. wow raffy so easy to make.. i am sure it tasted awesome , gal πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you so much Monu… πŸ™‚

  4. Prefect halwa for sudden craving, would love to have a bowl.

    1. Thank you so much Priyaakka…

  5. Interesting to see the use of wholewheat. I don't think I've tried before and sure, looks good. Thanks for the recipe. On the go with it.

    1. Thank you so much Nava…

    1. Thank you so much Remya…

  6. very interesting recipe. a sweet dish using atta flour

    1. Thank you so much Nammi…

  7. Tempting healthy halwa recipe….looks delicious..

    1. Thank you so much Rani…

  8. Hmm.. tempting sheera !

    1. Thank you so much Chitra…

  9. healthy and tasty dessert

    1. Thank you so much Veena…

  10. Heard about this but never tried..it looks tempting…

    1. Thank you so much Resna…

  11. Simple yet delicious recipe sis!

    1. Thank you so much Ree…

  12. healthy and delicious sheera…

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  13. I can just eat all of them …I too have the similar one in my blog .Thanks for linking rafee .Looking forward for more recipes

    1. Thank you so much Sathya…

  14. I was going to make the same :D….another big tooth here :P…after seeing urs I can't w8… Yumm!!

    1. Thank you so much Manjusha… πŸ™‚

  15. That sounds so yumm Rafee…and wholewheat halwa? that would be so healthy too..

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

  16. Halwa looks very delicious dear..

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

  17. Lovely!! you can make it with coarse whole wheat flour and jaggery too!! it is even more nutritious!!

    1. Oh… love the variations! Would definitely try it too… thanks a lot Pankthi…

  18. Never had whole wheat halwa, must try it.

    1. Thank you so much Simi…

    1. Thank you so much Sangeetha…

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