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Singhare ke Atte ka Halwa: Navratri Festival Recipe

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Singhare Ka Halwa

Singhare Ka Halwa

Singhare ka halwa is a delicious pudding prepared with chestnut flour. (Halwa is a type of pudding, and singhara is water chestnut.) This pudding is traditionally prepared during festivals like Navratri, Mahashivratri, Janmashtami, etc., all of which are characterized by religious fasting. During the festivals, grains like wheat, rice, etc., are not eaten; instead, non-grain flours are used.

This delicious halwa is quick and easy to make. Try it and share your feedback.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

25 min

35 min

3 to 4 servings


  • 2 tbsp or more desi ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/2 cup singhare ka atta (water chestnut flour)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 to 3 almonds, sliced, for garnish


  1. Heat the desi ghee in a pan. Then put in the singhare ka atta and reduce the heat to low. Stirring continuously, roast the atta until it emits its aroma and becomes brown in colour (around 12 minutes).
  2. Add the water, sugar, and cardamom powder. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Continue cooking until the water dries out and the ghee separates out, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Transfer the halwa to a bowl, garnish with some sliced almonds, and serve.

Singhare ke Atte ka Halwa: Navratri Festival Recipe

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