Urad daal halwa

Urad Daal Halwa

Delicious Urad Daal Halwa Recipe – A Sweet and Nutty Indian Delight

Indulge in the rich and delightful flavors of Urad Daal Halwa a traditional Indian sweet made from soaked and ground black gram lentils or by making powder of urad daal , ghee, sugar, and garnished with crunchy nuts. Learn how to make this mouthwatering dessert at home with our step-by-step recipe guide. Perfect for festivals, celebrations, or simply satisfying your sweet cravings! 

This is very nutritional and healthy sweet. Generally, it is served for newly moms for their bone strength. My mom learned this recipe with my grandmother and I followed my mom, believe me this will tastes like heaven and you can have it without any guilt. So, let’s move towards making it….


Urad Daal(Black gram lentil,split)-1 cup

Ghee or clarified butter- ¾cup

Sugar-2 cups

 Milk-3 cups 

Cashew nuts-handful

Cardamom powder-2tsp


  • Whipe the urad daal with clean towel.
  • Grind it into nice powder and sieve it, take the remaining coarse powder, grind it again. You have to repeat this process several times, until some fine granules is left.  Finally, you can mix these granules with powder.
  • Cut the cashew nuts into bits.
  • Boil the milk and set aside.


  1. Take a non-stick pan or kadai/wok, heat ghee.
  2. Fry the cashew bits and set aside.
  3. In same ghee add urad daal powder, and fry it in low flame till nice aroma and daal turns into pink color.
  4. Now, slowly add milk with continuous stir. 
  5. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Finally add sugar, mix it  and cook until ghee releases the edges. Adjust the sweetness as per your taste.
  7. Finally mix cardamom powder and garnish with cashews…Enjoy!!!

Urad daal halwa


  • Serves 3-4.
  • You can soak and grind the urad daal, instead of making powder of it, but this is a long process.
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