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Oats Halwa Recipe

A Healthier Indian Sweet Treat For Diwali

Neeru Srikanth | October 28, 2016

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Continuing with my quick and easy festive recipes series, here comes an alternative healthier food option halwa recipe – Oats Halwa. In any halwa recipe,  sugar and ghee cannot be avoided. I have tried to reduce both of them in this recipe, just as I did with my Weet-Bix Halwa recipe. Oats Halwa is a combination of home-made oats milk, sugar, cardamom, ghee and nuts, which is kept in the microwave for 6 minutes and cooked to achieve a halwa consistency.

Oats Halwa is a quick microwave-based halwa which can be prepared in 5 mins if the oats milk is readily available. If it is not available you are going to spend an additional 5 minutes preparing the oats milk. Refer to my oats milk recipe to learn how.
Sugar can be completely replaced with xylitol if you wish to do so. I would suggest not to use a plastic-based microwave container for this recipe as we are frying the nuts in the microwave. I have seen the plastic getting spoiled if we fry (tadka) the nuts. It’s best to use a glass container which is microwave safe. However, if you do not have a glass container, fry the nuts separately and add them to the oat milk mix.

Oats Halwa Recipe (Visual Version)

Ingredients

  • Oats Milk – 375ml (1.5 cup)
  • Sugar – 83ml (1/3 cup)
  • Cardamom – 7.5ml (½ tblsp)
  • Pista/ Or any nuts – 22.5ml (1.5 tblsp)
  • Ghee – 10ml (2 tsp)
Oats Halwa - Indian Sweet Recipe Ingredients

Preparation

Step 1: Prepare the oats milk as per the instructions given or use readymade. Make sure it yields 1.5 Cups.

Oats Halwa Recipe - Make Oats MilkStep 2: Take a microwave safe bowl and brush it with ghee.

Step 3: Add ghee and the pistachios. Mix well and microwave for 1 minute.

Oats Halwa Recipe - Microwave PistachiosStep 4: Take out and add oats milk, sugar, cardamom and mix well.

Indian Sweet Recipe - Halwa - Mix Other IngredientsStep 5: Microwave at high for 5 minutes in total. Take out every 2 minutes and stir well. Check if the sugar levels are fine for your taste buds at the end of the first 2 minute interval and adjust accordingly.

Indian Sweet Recipe - Oats Halwa - In Microwave

Step 6: Take out and add a tsp of ghee on top to get a better flavour.
Oats Halwa Recipe - After MicrowaveStep 7: Ready to serve.

Oats Halwa Final Product

Oats Halwa Recipe (Print Version)

Oats Halwa
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Recipe type: Sweet
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 1.5 cups
 
A healthy twist to a favourite Indian sweet - halwa - that is also simpler and faster to make using oats.
Ingredients
  • Oats Milk – 375ml (1.5 cup)
  • Sugar – 83ml (1/3 cup)
  • Cardamom – 7.5ml (½ tblsp)
  • Pista/ Or any nuts – 22.5ml (1.5 tblsp)
  • Ghee – 10ml (2 tsp)
Instructions
  1. Prepare the oats milk as per the instructions given or use readymade. Make sure it yields 1.5 Cups.
  2. Take a microwave safe bowl and brush it with ghee.
  3. Add ghee and the pistachios. Mix well and microwave for 1 minute.
  4. Take out and add oats milk, sugar, cardamom and mix well.
  5. Microwave at high for 5 minutes in total. Take out every 2 minutes and stir well. Check if the sugar levels are fine for your taste buds at the end of the first 2 minute interval and adjust accordingly.
  6. Take out and add a tsp of ghee on top to get a better flavour.
Notes
1. Cardamom is optional. Some do not like it.
2. Nuts can be of any choice.
3. Time depends on the quantity and size of the container. I used a thick glass container.

 

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Neeru Srikanth

I am Neeraja alias Neeru, author and food stylist of Nee's Kitchen. An IT professional for the last 15+ years residing Singapore, I have taken a break from mid-June 2016 to pursue my passion in cooking and food styling. My interest in exploring vegetarian traditional & fusion cooking from all cuisines led to my documenting my passion from 2016. Singapore makes it easy for me to explore many Asian recipes in a traditional way with the help of my friends. I also have a huge collections of props and antiques for photography using both natural and artificial lights and have a mini studio at my home in Singapore. If you are interested in food styling or food photography projects in Singapore, email me. Other articles by this author

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