Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 5 Mins Cook Time: 10 Mins Total Time: 15 Mins

Halwa is a traditional sweet that can be made with flour, vegetables, and even fruits. How about trying halwa with rusk? For most of us, teatime is not complete without those one or two pieces of rusk. While I got the rusks for this purpose, I had almost half a packet of them, left untouched. I tried to make a quick halwa for a Thursday pooja and trust me the whole process was completed in 15 mins. The taste of the halwa was also very yummy.

I have used cardamom flavored rusk for this halwa. You can use any variety of rusk that is available. The quantity of sugar to be used depends on your tastebuds. As most of the branded rusks are already sweetened, make sure to avoid a lot of sugar. If you want to make a quick and tasty halwa, try making this. I am sure you will love this a lot.


0/6 Ingredients
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0/5 Instructions
  • In a small bowl add a pinch of saffron thread. Soak them in two tablespoons of warm milk. Let it sit for 15 mins.
  • Add one tablespoon of ghee to a pan. Once it turns hot, add cashews and roast them till golden brown. Remove and set aside.
  • Roast the powdered rusk in the leftover ghee. lt it turn golden brown in a minute or two.
  • Add 3/4 the cup of milk in intervals and mix them continuously to avoid any lumps. Add a quarter cup of sugar and mix them until they melt.
  • Add the saffron milk and mix them. Keep adding ghee in intervals and mix the halwa until they do not stick to the bottom of the pan. Garnish with roasted cashews and serve warm.


  • I have used cardamom flavored rusk , hence avoiding adding cardamom pods to the halwa. You can add them if you are using any other variety of rusks.
  • Any type of rusks like the regular ones, sooji rusk, milk rusk, wheat rusk or cardamom flavored rusk can be used to make this halwa.
  • Make sure to keep the flame low when roasting the rusk and mix them with milk to avoid burning the bottom.

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