Recipes, Ramadan Recipes

Dates Halwa

Dates Halwa

Dates Halwa is one of the easiest sweet you can make quickly. It requires minimal ingredients like dates, ghee and sugar. These are typically made during the festival season of ramadan and served for iftar meal, but can also be made for various celebrations and feast occasions.

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Serving Size: 3


  • 1 Cup Dates (desseded and chopped)
  • 1/3 Cup Ghee
  • 2 Tablespoon Sugar
  • ½ Cup Hot Water
  • ¼ Teaspoon Thillai’s Cardamom (crushed)
  • 1 Tablespoon Cashews (broken)

Preparation Method For Dates Halwa

  1. Chop 1 cup Deseed dates roughly and transfer to a bowl.
  2. Add ½ cup hot water, set aside for 30mins, keep covered. Make sure the dates is soaked fully in water.
  3. Now it must have become soft. Now transfer it to a mixer jar and grind it to a fine paste.
  4. Take the dates puree in a thick bottomed pan. Add 2 tablespoon sugar.
  5. Keep cooking till it starts to change to dark color and becomes slightly thick. At this stage start adding ghee little by little and keep cooking.
  6. Keep cooking in low flame and add ghee at intervals and when the halwa starts to stick.
  7. At one stage it will stop absorbing and will let out ghee at the edges as you can see. Add ¼ teaspoon Thillai’s cardamom (crushed). The halwa will start to form a ball like and will start to leave ghee.
  8. Add a teaspoon of ghee in an another pan and add 1 tablespoon cashews to fry till golden brown. Add it to the halwa. Give a quick stir and switch off the flame.

Now yummy Dates Halwa is very appetizing.