Matar ka Halwa (Green Peas Halwa with Video)

Matar ka Halwa (Green Peas Halwa) is a rich creamy, easy to prepare dish with few ingredients. This is fairly uncomplicated dish to make and delicous to eat dessert.

matar ka halwa with almond slices as topping on white plate

Halwa is one of the most preferred and deserved Indian dessert. This halwa recipe is quick and easy to make with goodness of green peas, condensed milk and various nuts. Green Peas Halwa is a good source of fibre and potassium. Green peas not only used to add extra punch to curry, also a delicious halwa to satisfy your taste buds. Indian festivals are incomplete with desserts such as  Kaddu ka Halwa, 7 cup burfi, Carrot coconut kheer, Basundi, Mango coconut burfi.

Is matar ka halwa recipe adaptable?

Feel free to customise this recipe to suit your taste buds. You could swap full fat milk for condensed milk and add sugar as per your taste preference. Dry fruits such as pistachios, raisins or melon seeds could be added.

How to make simple and delicous matar ka halwa

Ingredients

1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tbsp = 15ml

Ghee: 2 tbsp

Green peas (matar): 1 cup, frozen

Condensed milk: 1 cup

Crushed cardamom: a big pinch

Almonds: 1 tsp, chopped

Cashews: 1 tsp, chopped

Instructions

Keep green peas in cold water until thawed. Thaw green peas submerging them in cold water or run cold water over peas until thawed. Green peas will be ready to use in just 5 minutes.

before and after thawing green peas

Grind peas to coarse paste. Add little water if necessary while grinding.

Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pan on medium heat.

Now add ground green peas paste and mix until well combined.

Add 1 cup condensed milk to the green peas mixture.

cooking green peas paste and condensed milk in a black pan

Mix until condensed milk is well combined with green peas mixture.

Keep stirring until halwa is dense and reaches the desired consistency.

halwa at initial stage and almost final stage

Now add crushed cardamom, chopped almonds, cashew nuts.

Mix until well combined and turn off the heat.

adding cardamom powder chopped almonds cashews in a halwa nad stirring them

Rich and delicious green peas halwa is ready to serve.

Notes

Green peas halwa can be served hot or chilled.

Add more ghee while cooking if you think halwa is dry.

Add any dry fruits of your choice.

Taste the halwa mixture and adjust condensed milk as per your preferred sweetness.

Frozen green peas can be substituted with fresh green peas.

Cook fresh green peas until soft before grinding.

If you use frozen peas, thawing it is enough, no need to cook before grinding.

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Green Peas Halwa

Green Peas Halwa (matar ka halwa) is a rich creamy, easy to prepare dish with few ingredients. Halwa is one of the most preferred and deserved Indian dessert. This halwa recipe is quick and easy to make with goodness of green peas, condensed milk and various nuts. Green Peas Halwa is a good source of fibre and potassium. Green peas not only used to add extra punch to curry, also a delicious halwa to satisfy your taste buds.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 people
Author: Geetha Priyanka

Ingredients

Gluten free

    1 cup = 250ml : 1 tbsp = 15ml

    • 2 tbsp Ghee
    • 1 cup Green Peas frozen
    • 1 cup Condensed Milk
    • Pinch Crushed Cardamom
    • 1 tsp Almonds chopped
    • 1 tsp Cashewnuts chopped

    Instructions

    • Keep green peas in cold water until thawed. Thaw green peas submerging them in cold water or run cold water over peas until thawed. Green peas will be ready to use in just 5 minutes.

    • Grind peas to coarse paste. Add little water if necessary while grinding.
    • Heat ghee in a pan on medium heat.
    • Now add ground green peas paste and mix until well combined.
    • Add 1 cup condensed milk to the green peas mixture
    • Mix until condensed milk is well combined with green peas mixture.
    • Keep stirring until halwa is dense and reaches the desired consistency.
    • Now add crushed cardamom, chopped almonds, chopped cashew nuts.
    • Mix until well combined and turn off the heat.
    • Rich and delicious green peas halwa is ready to serve. 

    Video

    Notes

    Green peas halwa can be served hot or chilled.
    Add more ghee while cooking if you think halwa is dry.
    Add any dry fruits of your choice.
    Taste the halwa mixture and adjust condensed milk as per your preferred sweetness.
    Frozen green peas can be substituted with fresh green peas.
    Cook fresh green peas until soft before grinding.
    If you use frozen peas, thawing it is enough, no need to cook before grinding.

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