Wheat Halwa- Kada Prasad

Wheat Halwa- Kada Prasad is a rich and delicious dessert (prasad) prepared with wheat flour, sugar and ghee. A quick, easy and under 30 minute recipe!!Wheat Halwa- Kada Prasad

Do I really need to say anything about this recipe? Wheat Halwa- Kada Prasad is a flour based prasad that is served at all Gurudwaras around the globe. On a Sunday morning, Gurudwara’s (a worship place for Shikhs or Guru ka darbar), are filled with a sweet smell of Kadah prasad and this halwa is offered to every one who visits the place. 

This place is so divine and peaceful that you forget everything for a moment. Early in the morning, the Bhai-ji at our Gurudwara prepare kadah prasad by stirring it continuously and singing hymns in praise of Waheguru (the supreme lord).

After the Ardas (prayer ceremony), prasad is distributed by sevadars (voluntary service) and all the people (sangat) advance towards Langar (simple food offered by Guru’s kitchen). 

No matter how close we try to come in preparing this halwa but the one distributed at gurudwara is so divine and has it’s own rich taste. Wheat Halwa- Kada Prasad

RECIPE DETAILS – This is the most simple and easy halwa recipe. Follow few tricks to a smooth and creamy textured halwa-

  • Ghee is a must for this recipe. If atta feels dry, feel free to add some more ghee during the browning process.
  • Before adding sugar make sure the flour is light brown in color. 
  • Do not pour all the sugar water at once. Add water slowly to the cooked flour to avoid lump formation. 
  • Traditionally, gurudwara halwa is made ONLY with wheat flour. But at times, I have add 1 teaspoon sooji (semolina) to this recipe and it tastes great.  Sooji adds a great texture and crunch to this halwa.

From my kitchen to yours a simple yet easy recipe of Wheat Halwa- Kada Prasad. Do give it a try and if possible share some of your yummy pictures with me at facebook.

Wheat Halwa- Kada Prasad
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Gurudwara's Karah Prasad recipe! Wheat Halwa- Kada Prasad is a rich and delicious dessert made with wheat flour, sugar and ghee. Under 30 minute recipe!!
Servings Prep Time
6 PEOPLE 10 MINUTES
Cook Time
15-20 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
6 PEOPLE 10 MINUTES
Cook Time
15-20 MINUTES
Wheat Halwa- Kada Prasad
Votes: 17
Rating: 4
You:
Rate this recipe!
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Gurudwara's Karah Prasad recipe! Wheat Halwa- Kada Prasad is a rich and delicious dessert made with wheat flour, sugar and ghee. Under 30 minute recipe!!
Servings Prep Time
6 PEOPLE 10 MINUTES
Cook Time
15-20 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
6 PEOPLE 10 MINUTES
Cook Time
15-20 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS
  • 3/4 cup Wheat flour
  • 3/4 -1 cup Sugar (3/4 cup is balanced sugar, 1 cup is a little too sweet)
  • 1-1/4 cup Water
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Eliachi Powder (Cardamon Powder) (optional)
  • A few Silvered almonds for garnish (optional)
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METHOD
  1. Assemble all the ingredients.
    Kada prasad
  2. Add ghee to a heavy bottomed pan. Add wheat flour and keep stirring on a medium flame. Meanwhile, in a separate pan combine sugar and water. Mix and until sugar is completely dissolved in water. Set it aside.
    kada prasad cooking
  3. Keep stirring wheat flour until the color changes from pale brown to dark brown - for about 7-9 minutes. Turn the gas dial to low and while stirring mix in the sugar water that we had prepared earlier in the recipe. Add water slowly to avoid any lump formation. Keep stirring. Stir in Eliachi powder and mix until well blended
    kada prasad cooking
  4. At first the halwa will be in a liquid state. Keep stirring and soon it will start to thicken. Take it off the flame.
    kada prasad cooking
  5. Garnish with silvered almonds. Serve hot and Enjoy!!
    Kada Prasad in spoon
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36 Responses

  1. Pinky says:

    Hi ruchi I prepared the halwa with exact measures and the out come was perfect. It tasted awesome. Never I had cooked anything with such perfection…I really like your post with step by step pictures of recipe preparations.
    Thank you
    Pinky

  2. Arvind says:

    Hello Ruchi- I have never cooked anything in my life. However I found your way of putting it so nice and the pic of halwa that I am going to cook for my mom tomorrow.

  3. Tamanna says:

    hi Ruchi, we tried the recipe today, however we had lumps formed after we added the boiling water. How can we avoid it?
    Secondly I found it too sweet – I confirmed with a friend and for 1/2 cup atta, 1/2 cup sugar was added to 2 cups water.
    Either way, it came out too good except for the lumps.

    • RK says:

      Thanks for trying the recipe Tamanna! The key to a lump free halwa is keep stirring continuously while adding water. If you still end up with some lumps – mash them quickly before the halwa thickens up. As per taste, adjust sugar quantity from 1 cup to 3/4 cup.

  4. Mini says:

    Best, best recipe. Made it for my puja yesterday and in a large quantity. I doubled your ratio and was very scared but it was perfecccccccccccccct… You know your basics and I trust your recipes blindly. Thanks for making my day so praiseworthy in front of all my relatives. 🙂

  5. sushi says:

    I just want to clarify something, the water which we will add to the halwa should be hot boiling water or normal water ?

    • RK says:

      Either one of them is fine. I have tried with both – adding boiling water and normal water (mixed with sugar), result is the same.

  6. Monu Anand says:

    My halwa came out really nice. Thanks Ruchi. I have never made a halwa before and this was just about perfect. It melts in your mouth and has a great texture. Thanks again!!

  7. Lorraine says:

    Reading your post have certainly impressed me
    Hope to try some recipes from you
    Lorraine😊

  8. kshipra says:

    Hi , i tried making the halwa but when i poured in the water it has become so runny like water. The recipe calls for 1 1/4 cup water which i did . Where did i go wrong and how do i fix it 😞😞

    • kshipra says:

      Got it got it got it !!!yippieeeee! And its yummyyy. You kno i have asked so many panjabans for the recipe but they always say they dont know ! So i was on a hunt and i got your recipe😀😀

      Thanks !

      • RK says:

        You are welcome dear. 🙂 This is my fail proof recipe and have been making halwa the same way for years. So happy to hear that you got it!!

    • RK says:

      Shipra, after adding water halwa will become runny as shown in pic 3. Keep stirring on medium heat and soon it will start bubbling and water will evaporate turning it into thick dough like consistency. Hope that answers your query. Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions.

  9. Kussum says:

    Pure gurudwara style halwa. Came back from close gurudwara and searched for step by step halwa and found your website. Made it today and it’s very yummy and authentic.

  10. Raji says:

    I have had this in Gurudhwaras and was looking for an exact recipe. Found your site and really delicious. Exactly the same taste. Except I left little bit of water in there and exact taste. Thanks Ruchi for your hard work and bringing us such delicious and basic recipes to our doorsteps, oops PHONES!!

  11. Amy says:

    It was excellent, thanks for recipe!

  12. Bhumi says:

    Always a failure at making halwa, but this time a huge success. It was too too good. My hubby had tasted all my failed halwas earlier and when I offered him this one I could see that look on his face. But when he tasted he was all praises. Thanks Ruchi, halwa was perfectly sweet, smooth in texture and tasted just like kada prasad.

    • RK says:

      You are welcome Bhumi. I am so glad to hear that you nailed it this time. Glad you liked the recipe! 🙂

  13. Shailja says:

    Pretty nice recipe. I’ve truly enjoyed browsing all of your blog posts. Made this halwa and it was super tasty close to what we eat at Gurudwara. Thank you. Im saving this recipe for future and before signing off keep up the really really hard work. its a great help dear. Shailja.

  14. Shipra D says:

    Halwa was very good. Came out perfect. Thanks for the recipe.

  15. Rhea batra says:

    Good day Ruchi! Halwa came out good and sugar was accurate. Thanks. Regardless, I’m definitely pleased I found it and
    I’ll be book-marking it and checking back frequently!

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