Healthier Fig Halwa

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Jul. 29, 2013

The 'Halwa' is a traditional Indian dessert that is prepared on special festive occasions. It usually involves a time consuming process. While people enjoy the halwa for its taste as well as its richness, the high calorific value is a serious deterrent.


Skimmed milk 1/2 Liter (Boiled)
Figs 250 Gram , chopped (Anjeer)
Unsalted butter 1 Tablespoon
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Unsweetened condensed milk 200 Gram
Stevia powder 2 Tablespoon (Leveled)
Walnuts, pecans, peanut 50 Gram , chopped



1. Soak the figs in the milk for 1 hour. Grind it into a paste. Keep aside.


2. In a large pan, melt the butter, heat the olive oil and add the fig paste and stir continuously

3. Pour in the condensed milk, stevia, and continue to stir, till it leaves the sides of the pan.

4. Lastly add the chopped nuts.

5. Transfer onto a plate, flatten slightly, allow it to cool and cut into slices.


3. Serve either hot or cold garnished with silver leaf.


You may try making the same halwa using dates or apricots instead of figs.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 257Calories from Fat 109

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.5%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 115 mg4.79%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 29 g

Protein 8 g16%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet