Aatta (Wholewheat Flour) Jaggery Halwa

There is always something about the first – a special emotion attached. We all go through a lot of firsts in our lives, whether good, bad or ugly and treasure all with their important lessons. This post would have never appeared any time now considering that I have to finish off my old drafts before I share the new ones, but I couldn’t resist sharing this one, as it was the first recipe I cooked in my new kitchen at our new home. πŸ™‚


I guess I had already mentioned in a few posts before that my kitchen is yet to be 100% functional. We have been relying heavily on hotel food, with me sometimes mixing up the leftovers or just skipping dinner by having fruits. It is a totally difficult situation but I am not complaining. Now that I have a induction and a microwave convection oven, I am making little by using it and learning from the experience. As soon as I saw this recipe, I just couldn’t resist it. I thought I didn’t not have any jaggery, but luckily I found one and a quarter block remaining in between all the packed food stuff. I pulled it out and immediately made this one night a week after we shifted, using the induction. Many are telling me that I can cook on induction, but I don’t know why mine even at the lowest temperature gives me burned or charred bottoms… πŸ™ I almost burnt the aatta but saved it on time by dragging it out and stirring continuously. Nonetheless, it was a really delicious treat. What more, a halwa with just spoonfuls of ghee and sweetened with jaggery, and that too with aatta… do I need to say anymore? Definitely one that I would make when guests come in on short notice, because this is just so easy…. my first experience Aata Ka Sheera tasted so similar but the jaggery gives a nice flavor. Off to the way it is made…




Aatta (Wholewheat Flour) Jaggery Halwa

Course Sweet
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 3 tbsp pure ghee
  • 3/4 cup wholewheat flour aatta
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 120 gm jaggery
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 10 cashews chopped


  • Heat water along with the jaggery till the jaggery melts and dissolves. Do not boil the water since we just need the jaggery to melt. Set aside.
  • In a non-stick pan, heat 2 tbsp ghee. Roast the wholewheat flour till it turns golden brown and released a nice aroma, approximately 6-7 minutes. Make sure not to burn the flour, keep stirring continuously.
  • Once roasted, add the jaggery water and stir vigorously till well incorporated. Ensure that there are no lumps.
  • Cook for another couple of minutes on low flame and switch off.
  • In a small fry pan, add the remaining ghee. Fry the cashews briefly and pour over the halwa. Enjoy!!!


I used block jaggery. I just put the jaggery into the water, heated the water - did not boil - and closed the lid. This melted the jaggery. You can grate and add into water, so that it gets melted easily.

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  1. I can finish off the whole bowl

    1. Thank you so much Babitha…

  2. wow halwa looks delicious!

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

  3. Never tried with jaggery.

    1. Thanks a lot Shobha…

    1. Thanks a lot Priya…

  4. Am sure this would have tasted delicious :)))

    1. Thank you so much Gauri… πŸ™‚

  5. lovely colour….sooooo full of flavours:)

    1. Thank you so much Shweta… πŸ™‚

  6. Wonderful Wheat halwa…. Wanna like to finish it off dear

    1. Thank you so much Farin…

  7. yummy Rafeeda, love atta sheera as we call it. A quick sweet treat.

    1. Thank you so much Mayuri…

  8. Delicious and oh so healthy! Pass the bowl! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Sadaf… πŸ™‚

  9. Yummy treat,will surely try this

    1. Thank you so much Suja…

  10. We have to pass through our first ..first .Love this halwa always.By the way i too have the very same version ..

    1. Love that statement of yours Sathya! Thanks a lot…

  11. The sheera looks yummy and healthy. My mom keeps making sheera of different ingredients weekly..

    1. Thank you so much Jeena…

    1. Thanks a lot Remya…

    1. Thanks a lot Kalpana…

  12. this is super healthy.. yum

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  13. halwa with jaggery and wheat! healthy one…

    1. Thank you so much Shaami…

  14. Samadichirikunnu ! Not fully functional kitchen yet u make all this. Atta ku oru a kudi cherthu atta kondu halwa sambhavam kindittu kollamm kettoooo…

    1. Hahaha… it's just the madness for cooking at the moment… aattayum attayum thammiloru vyathyasavumilla, vellam koodiyaal ottum! πŸ˜› Thanks a lot dear…

  15. A flavorful halwa…….. great idea…..looks so delicious too. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  16. adipoli halwa..kids will surely enjoy this πŸ™‚

    1. More than the kids, we loved it Julie… thanks a lot… πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Ree…

  17. Wow halwa looks so delish.

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  18. My neighbours share it with me during festivals

    1. Thank you so much Shobana…

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