Halwa Puri

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We love having halwa puri for breakfast especially on Sundays with the entire family. Here's a recipe for halwa, pur and aloo ki tarkari.
  • PREP TIME: 45 minutes
  • COOK TIME: 45 minutes
  • SERVINGS: 6 persons
Halwa Puri


  • Suji ka Halwa
  • Semolina (Suji) 1 cup
  • Sugar 2 cups
  • Green Cardamom 3-4
  • Water:4 cups
  • Ghee 1/2 cup
  • Food Color a pinch of yellow color(optional)
  • Almonds 7-8
  • Aloo ki Tarkari
  • ¼ kg / 250 grams / 1 pao potatoes
  • 2-3 tablespoons oil
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric / haldi
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander powder / dhaniya powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kalonji / onion seeds
  • 1- ¼ cup water
  • 3-4 gol mirch / whole red chilies
  • Puri
  • 2 ½ cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons oil (for kneading)
  • Oil, for frying
  • Warm water (for kneading – as per requirement)


  • 1. Suji ka Halwa
  • 2. Put Semolina in a pan and stir it on a medium heat until you can smell the toasted suji. Stir continuously for 2-3 minutes as suji gets burnt quickly.
  • 3. Put butter/ghee in the pan, mix well on the low heat.
  • 4. Prepare sugar syrup on the side, put water in the pan when it comes to boil, put cardamom,sugar and food color, dissolve sugar fully, remove it from the stove.
  • 5. Put sugar syrup in semolina(be careful, don't burn yourself while doing that because syrup goes crazy when it is combined with semolina)
  • 6. Cook till you get the desired consistency.
  • 7. Sprinkle crushed almonds on top of halwa.
  • 8. Aloo ki Tarkari
  • 9. Cut potatoes in cubes. Boil them in salted water and set aside.
  • 10. Heat oil in a pot.
  • 11. Add turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder (dhaniya powder) and onion seeds (kalonji) and fry for a minute till the flavor is released.
  • 12. Add 1 ½ cups of water and cook till it gets to a boil.
  • 13. Add boiled potatoes and stir together. Use a wooden spoon to mash the potatoes and stir through – this will release the starch in the potatoes and make the salaan thick & delicious.
  • 14. Heat oil in a small pan / tarka pan. Add gol mirch and saute for 30 seconds till aroma is released. Add the tempered gol mirch on the potatoes and serve hot.
  • 15. Puri
  • 16. Take a large mixing bowl.
  • 17. Add plain flour, salt, yoghurt & oil. Stir through.
  • 18. Add warm water and start kneading the dough. The dough should be soft and smooth.
  • 19. Brush a little oil on the dough, cover and set it aside to rest for at least 30 – 45 minutes.
  • 20. Once the dough is rested, make little balls of the puri dough. Use oil as necessary to help in forming the balls. Use a rolling pin / bailan to roll out the puri.
  • 21. Heat oil in a karhai / wok / frying pan to fry the pori.
  • 22. Carefully place the puri in the medium-high heat. Turn the puri over once it expands and turns golden brown. Fry the puri till cooked on both sides and take out using a slotted spoon. Keep on kitchen towel to let the oil drain.
  • 23. Serve with aloo ki tarkari & suji halwa.


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