bread halwa recipe

bread halwa recipe with step by step pics. bread halwa is a variation of halwa made with bread slices. to make bread halwa, bread cubes are first fried or roasted in ghee and later cooked with milk and sugar.

basically the preparation of bread halwa is similar to the way most halwas are made. the taste of bread halwa is like that of bread pudding. thus it tastes good. making bread halwa is easy but some hand stirring is required.

usually white bread gives the best texture in the halwa (i have used homemade white bread). but even brown bread can be used. you can even use one to two days old bread to make bread halwa. sweet bread or milk bread can also be used to make bread halwa. if using sweet bread, then add very less sugar and as per taste.

i have not added much ghee in the halwa, but yes you can add more ghee if you want. the dry fruits & nuts can also be of your choice. to veganize the recipe, you can use a neutral tasting oil or a vegan butter and almond milk or water.

there are some popular sweets made from bread. you may want to have a look at them below:

bread halwa can be served hot or warm or chilled. serve bread halwa as a sweet snack or as a dessert after meals.

bread halwa recipe below:

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bread halwa recipe

bread halwa is a variation of halwa made with bread slices. to make bread ka halwa, bread cubes are first fried or roasted in ghee and later cooked in milk. 

course desserts, sweets
cuisine indian
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 25 minutes
total time 30 minutes
servings 4
calories per serving 310 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for frying dry fruits:

  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 tablespoons cashews
  • 1 tablespoons raisins

other ingredients for bread halwa:

  • 2 cups white bread cubes or about 4 to 5 white bread slices, cubed
  • 7 to 8 tablespoons sugar or add as required
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 8 to 10 saffron strands – optional
  • 1 tablespoon ghee to be added later
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder

how to make recipe?

frying dry fruits for bread halwa recipe:

  1. take a heavy thick bottomed kadai and heat 2 tablespoons ghee in it. keep the flame to medium-low or medium.

  2. add 2 tablespoons cashews. begin to fry cashews stirring them often till they turn golden.

  3. then remove fried cashews with a slotted spoon and keep aside.

  4. in the same kadai, add 1 tablespoons raisins.

  5. stirring continuously fry raisins till they become plump and swell in size.

  6. remove with a slotted spoon and keep aside.

making bread halwa:

  1. again in the same kadai, add 2 cups white bread cubes. so before beginning the recipe, chop 4 to 5 white bread slices in cubes. you can slice off the side crusts if you want.

  2. mix the bread cubes with the ghee and begin to roast them.

  3. stir at intervals while roasting bread cubes. roast till the bread cubes look crisp and light golden.

  4. then add 7 to 8 tablespoons sugar or add as per taste.

  5. next pour 1.5 cups milk. you can also use water or half-half of water and milk. addition of milk gives a richness to the halwa.

  6. stir and mix everything very well so that the sugar dissolves.

  7. sprinkle 8 to 10 saffron strands and stir again. adding saffron strands is optional.

  8. simmer on a low to medium-low flame. stir at intervals.

  9. the bread cubes will absorb milk and start thickening.

  10. once the bread halwa mixture thickens then after that keep on stirring often or continuously.

  11. keep stirring till mixture starts coming together. then add 1 tablespoon ghee.

  12. mix very well till ghee is absorbed.

  13. now add the fried cashews & raisins reserving a few cashews and raisins for garnish. also add ½ teaspoon cardamom powder.

  14. continue to stir and mix till the entire bread halwa mixture has come together and you see some ghee at the sides. the stickiness in the mixture should not be there. the consistency of bread halwa will be like sooji halwa.

  15. serve bread halwa in bowls or small plates hot or warm. you can even spread the bread halwa in moulds or pans. if spreading in a pan, then add halwa after it is done and still very hot. later you can slice and serve bread halwa as cubes or squares. 

  16. garnish bread halwa with a few of the fried cashews and raisins. serve hot or warm. leftover bread halwa can be refrigerated and warmed just before serving.


how to make bread halwa recipe:

frying dry fruits:

1. take a heavy kadai and heat 2 tablespoons ghee in it. keep the flame to medium-low or medium.

making bread halwa recipe

2. add 2 tablespoons cashews.

making bread halwa recipe

3. begin to fry cashews stirring them often.

making bread halwa recipe

4. fry cashews till they turn golden. then remove with a slotted spoon and keep aside.

making bread halwa recipe

6. in the same kadai, now add 1 tablespoons raisins.

making bread halwa recipe

7. stirring continuously fry raisins till they become plump and swell in size.

making bread halwa recipe

8. remove with a slotted spoon and keep aside.

making bread halwa recipe

making bread halwa:

9. again in the same kadai, add 2 cups white bread cubes. so before beginning the recipe, chop 4 to 5 white bread slices in cubes. you can slice off the side crusts if you want. you can even use brown bread or milk bread instead of white bread.

making bread halwa recipe

10. mix the bread cubes with the ghee and begin to roast them.

making bread halwa recipe

11. stir at intervals while roasting bread cubes.

making bread halwa recipe

12. roast till the bread cubes look crisp and light golden.

making bread halwa recipe

13. add 7 to 8 tablespoons sugar or add as per taste.

making bread halwa recipe

14. next pour 1.5 cups milk. you can also use water or half-half of water and milk. addition of milk gives a richness to the halwa.

making bread halwa recipe

15. stir and mix everything very well.

making bread halwa recipe

16. sprinkle 8 to 10 saffron strands and stir again. adding saffron strands is optional.

making bread halwa recipe

17. simmer on a low to medium-low flame. stir at intervals.

making bread halwa recipe

18. the bread cubes will absorb milk and start thickening.

making bread halwa recipe

19. once the bread halwa mixture thickens then after that keep on stirring often or continuously.

making bread halwa recipe

20. keep stirring till mixture starts coming together.

making bread halwa recipe

21. then add 1 tablespoon ghee.

making bread halwa recipe

22. mix very well till ghee is absorbed.

making bread halwa recipe

23. now add the fried cashews & raisins reserving a few cashews and raisins for garnish. also add ½ teaspoon cardamom powder.

making bread halwa recipe

24. continue to stir and mix till the entire bread halwa mixture has come together and you see some ghee at the sides. the stickiness in the mixture should not be there. the consistency of bread halwa will be like sooji halwa.

bread halwa recipe

25. serve bread halwa in bowls or small plates hot or warm. you can even spread the bread halwa in moulds or pans. if spreading in a pan, then add halwa after it is done and still very hot. later you can slice and serve bread halwa as cubes or squares. garnish bread halwa with a few of the fried cashews and raisins. serve hot or warm. leftover bread halwa can be refrigerated and warmed just before serving.

bread ka halwa