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Rava Milk Halwa

milk_halwa_7 Milk halwa is a sweet dish. It is a high calorie dish, usually prepared during festivals or during family celebrations.

Serves: Six

Cooking time: less than 30 minutes


  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Rava – 1 cup
  • Milk – 2 cup
  • Cardamom – 5 no
  • Cashew nut -10 no
  • Dry grapes – 15 no
  • Ghee -1/2 cup



Step 1

  • Take two spoons of ghee in a fry pan and heat it.
  • Add cashew nuts and dry grapes; fry on a slow flame, till golden colour and keep aside.


Step 2

  • Now add rava in the fry pan and fry till light brown colour.
  • Add milk, stir well; bring to boil, slow down the flame; cook for 5 to 8 minutes till rava and milk mix remain in fluid state.

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Step 3

  • Add half of the fried cashew nuts, dry grapes, sugar and cardamom powder; mix well and cook for 3 to 4 minutes in low flame.
  • Add the remaining ghee cook for a while.


Step 4

  • Transfer it to a serving bowl, garnish with remaining cashew nut and dry grapes.
  • Serve hot.



  • Use low flame to avoid formation of lumps in the rava and milk mixture while cooking.

You can confidently try out Rava Milk Halwa and feel free to comment your views.

Update Aug 15, 2009:

This post is a part of Raksha Bandhan event promoted by Indian Khana.


Even though Rakhi is celebrated in northern India our family is also celebrating this every year . My husband worked in Indian armed forces for more than 20 years. We spent most of our time in north India only. I still remember when my children first time celebrated their Rakhi. Then my daughter was 4 or 5 years old and my son was 7 or 8 years, from that time we are celebrating this festival. Now they are 24 and 27. As we belong to Southern India, we celebrate this festival as we do like for other festivals. The milk halwa that I prepared here is liked by my children a lot. This year my son gifted my daughter a gold necklace and silk Saree. I am happy that we are celebrating festivals like this one as it thickens the bond between them.

I am attaching the photo of Raksha Bandhan festival that we celebrated this year.


{ 3 comments… add one }

  • renuka October 29, 2010, 10:44 am

    his very nice food

  • latha January 4, 2011, 8:43 pm

    A must try. The pictures are gorgeous.

  • shali July 13, 2012, 12:09 pm

    tis website s very useful to us. thanks for attaching this. i will try.

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