Mutton Halwa (Traditional Mughlai Dessert)

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Mutton Halwa (Traditional Mughlai Dessert)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 45 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 0 Min


Serves : 6
  • 200 gms. mutton mince

  • 1 cup milk

  • 3 tbsp. + 1 tbsp. ghee

  • 1 tsp. cardamom

  • 1/2 cup khoya (milk solids)

  • 1/4 cup cashew nut powder

  • 1/4 tsp. cardamom powder

  • 3 tbsp. sugar or to taste

  • 1 tsp. rose water

  • 1/4 tsp. saffron


  • Wash the mince 3-4 times, preferably under running water. Boil 4 times with a pinch of salt and few cardamoms. When cool, discard the cardamoms and blend along with 1/4 cup milk into a smooth paste.
  • Heat 3 tbsp. ghee in a non-stick pan stir fry the mince paste along with 3-4 cardamoms on a low flame till light brown. Add the remaining milk and saffron. Keep simmering for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add the sugar and cardamom powder and continue to simmer, by stirring continuously. Add the cashew nut powder and khoya.
  • Mix everything well and stir fry till it turns thick and starts to leave the sides of the pan. Add the remaining ghee and give it a stir.