oats halwa

Oats halwa recipe with step by step photos. A delicious, quick oats halwa made in less than 30 minutes.

This is a quick and delicious oats halwa is made from quick-cooking oats, mawa (evaporated solids), milk, sugar and ghee. To make the halwa fragrant, I have also added cardamom and nutmeg powder. Mawa (evaporated solids) gives a nice texture and taste to the halwa.

oats halwa recipe

Mawa is often added in many Indian sweets like Coconut ladoo, Gulab jamun, rava ladoo. You can buy the khoya from outside or can also Make khoya at home. recipe made using khoya are usually quick and easy. So is this oats halwa which is tasty and at the same time healthy.

We have developed a taste and liking for oats. Now I prepare a lot of recipes from oats. Another sweet recipe you can make with oats is this Oats kheer.

You can serve oats halwa as breakfast or a dessert post meal. best part is you can serve this halwa warm or at room temperature. Either way it tastes good.

oats halwa recipe

How to make oats halwa

1. Chop the dry fruits and keep all the ingredients ready for making oats halwa recipe.

oats halwa recipe

2. Heat 2 tablespoons ghee in a thick bottomed kadai or pan.

oats halwa recipe

3. Add 1 cup oats.

oats halwa recipe

4. Stir well and saute for 2 to 3 mins on a low flame.

oats halwa recipe

5. Then add ½ cup crumbled or grated mawa or khoya.

oats halwa recipe

6. Begin to stir.

oats halwa recipe

7. Stir and saute the mawa on a low flame for 2 to 3 mins.

oats halwa recipe

8. Then add 2 cups of milk.

oats halwa recipe

9. Stir and mix well.

oats halwa recipe

10. Add ⅓ cup of sugar.

oats halwa recipe

11. Stir again. Simmer for 2 minutes, till the sugar dissolves.

oats halwa recipe

12. Add chopped dry fruits and cook for 2 minutes.

oats halwa recipe

13. Add a pinch of saffron strands.

oats halwa recipe

14. Simmer for 3 to 4 mins and keep stirring continuously.

oats halwa recipe

15. Add ⅛ teaspoon cardamom powder and ⅛ teaspoon grated nutmeg or nutmeg powder.

oats halwa recipe

16. Keep stirring and cooking for 2 to 3 minutes more. You will see the oats halwa getting thickened.

oats halwa recipe

17. The halwa will continue to thicken, so do keep stirring continuously.

oats halwa recipe

18. Switch off the flame when the milk has been absorbed and halwa has thickened. Do not thicken too much as the halwa will thicken more as it cools down.

oats halwa recipe

Serve oats halwa warm or at room temperature. You can also refrigerate the halwa and serve it chilled. This halwa will last for 2 to 3 days in the fridge.

oats halwa recipe
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Oats Halwa

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A delicious and quick oats halwa recipe made in less than twenty minutes.
oats halwa recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:25 mins
Course:desserts
Cuisine:indian
Diet:vegetarian
Servings (change the number to scale):3 to 4
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  • ½ cup mawa (khoya or evaporated milk solids) - grated or crumbled,
  • 2 cups milk
  • cup sugar or add as required
  • 6 to 7 cashews chopped - optional
  • 3 to 4 almonds chopped - optional
  • 3 to 4 pistachios chopped - optional
  • teaspoon cardamom powder
  • teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • 1 pinch saffron strands - optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Chop the dry fruits and keep all the ingredients ready for making oats halwa recipe.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons ghee in a kadai or pan.
  • Add 1 cup oats. Stir well and saute for 2 to 3 minutes on a low flame.
  • Then add 1/2 cup of crumbled or grated mawa or khoya.
  • Begin to stir. Stir and saute the mawa on a low flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add 2 cups of milk and stir well.
  • Then add 1/3 cup of sugar. Stir and mix very well. Simmer for 2 minutes, till the sugar dissolves.
  • Then add chopped dry fruits and cook for more 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of saffron strands and stir.
  • Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. Keep stirring continuously.
  • Then sprinkle 1/8 teaspoon cardamom powder and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg powder.
  • Keep stirring and cooking for 2 to 3 minutes and you will see the halwa getting thickened.
  • Switch off the flame when the milk has been absorbed and the halwa has thickened. Do not thicken too much as the halwa will thicken more as it cools down.
  • Serve oats halwa warm or at room temperature. You can also refrigerate the halwa and serve it chilled. 
  • Oats halwa stays good for 2 to 3 days in the fridge.

NOTES

Tips for making oats halwa recipe:
  1. Adding dry fruits and saffron is optional. You can skip dry fruits if you want or you can add dry fruits of your choice.
  2. If you use rolled oats, then you will need to add more milk.
  3. You can even make oats halwa with a combination of half milk and half water.

NUTRITION INFO (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Oats Halwa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 161mg7%
Potassium 330mg9%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 680IU14%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 424mg42%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amit

[avatar]namaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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5 comments/reviews

  1. unsweetened condensed milk or ricotta cheese…is the qty same as mawa

    • condensed milk is less. so in this recipe it is 1/4 or 1/3 cup. ricotta cheese is same quantity as that of mawa.

  2. Okie … thanks?

  3. Hello … i live here in USA and we dnt get mawa here … what is the alternative to it… i just luv ur recipes … they turn out perfect…?

    • deepshikha, you can use unsweetened condensed milk. ricotta cheese also can be used as a substitute. hope this helps.