Milk Halwa


  • Milk – 2 cups
  • Sugar – 3/4 cup
  • Ghee – ½ cup
  • Rawa – ¼ cup

Put all the  ingredients in a thick bottomed Kadai and keep it on medium flame. Stir continuously till it become thick and leaves the sides of the vessel.

Remove and put it in a greased bowl.

No need to add any flavoring agent. It tastes like milk khoya. However if you desire, you can add sliced almond or pistas.

Note: You can also prepare this in microwave oven. Put everything in a microwavable bowl and cook it for 8 to ten minutes or until it reaches the right consistency. Make sure to take it out every two minutes and stir thoroughly and put it in microwave.


  1. very good recipe…

  2. Hi Pushkasmom,

    Thank you for visiting my site.

  3. Milk halwa is very tempting. Did it take a long time?


  4. Hi Sarita,

    It took me approx 20 to 25 minutes to prepare this halwa. If you do it in microwave, I think within 15 minutes you can prepare.

  5. Thank you very much…I just tried this and loved it….As you said it tastes like paal kova.

  6. Hi Sangeeta,

    Thank you for visiting my site. Nice to hear that you tried this halwa and you liked it.

  7. Ananya Mahadevan

    Hi Kamala ,
    This Paal halwa turned out to be just the Authentic halwa I had tasted in Coimbatore Krishnasweets and Gowri Shankar. It is easy and less time consuming as compared to other sweets. This year Deepavali sweets are from your site. I am going to refer you in my blog. Hope that is alright with you.
    Happy Diwali to you and your family
    Best Regards
    Ananya Mahadevan

  8. Hi Ananya Mahadevan,

    Welcome to my site. I am really honoured by your kind words. This type of encouragement only make me to post more tried recipes.

  9. Ananya Mahadevan

    Hi Kamala
    I have mentioned about you in my blog post.
    here it is, do drop in.
    Ananya Mahadevan

  10. பால் அல்வாவை விட, தங்களின் தீபாவளி பதிவு இனிமையாயிருக்கிறது. என் குறிப்பிற்கு தொடர்பு கொடுத்தமைக்கு மிக்க நன்றி.

    அன்புடன் கமலா

  11. Ananya Mahadevan

    இத இத இத …..நான் சுத்தமா எதிர்பார்கலை..
    நன்றிகள் பல..
    அன்புடன் அனன்யா

  12. Kamala, I tried your recipe and it turned out really good.I had some of my relatives come over and we all enjoyed the milk halwa.Thank you!

  13. Hi Priya,

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Nice to hear that you tried this halwa and it turned out good. Please keep post your comments on other recipes too.

  14. hai kamala…..i tried out this recipe for mom birthday… good compliments from her….Thank u sister…waiting for more recipes….as am a beginner for cookin your blog helps me lot.

  15. its really nice……. it taste awesome

  16. Dear sister, I am writing from kovilpatti, tamilnadu.
    my daughter from US today gave me ur blog and I have forwarded infn.about your " Kamala's corner" to all the youngsters of our family. After trying this milk halwa to the visitors who are expected here in our home on Republic day, I shall mail u as to how it came.
    Thank u for the wonderful job! bye for now, anbulla, JAYANTHI .

  17. Hi Jayanthi,

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Please try this recipe and let me know your feed back.

  18. Priya Ananth

    Kamala, I should say you are super….this sweet is mindblowing and easy to make. Today is my daughter’s first Birthday…I made this sweet and it came out….AWESOME!

  19. Priya Ananth

    Looking forward for more and more new recipes. 🙂

  20. Nirmala Arvind

    Such an awesome,easy recipe. But do we roast the suji before adding it to the other ingredients to make the halwa?

  21. hi kamala ji

    How are you? Am in India for vacation and just introduced your website to my mom 🙂 she is very pleased and happy with your receipes :). I just translated some receipes in telugu and gave her as she wanted to try :). we tried today your milk halwa and it came out awesome,loved it specially my granny appreciated 🙂 so simple receipe with great taste .Thanks a lot madam. waiting for your new receipes

    ur admirer&follower 🙂

    • Hi Meenu,

      Welcome to India. Hope you are enjoying your stay here. I am really honoured to note that even your granny (I too a Granny) appreciated this recipe. Thank you for the feed back and the admiration which only make this site going.

  22. I tried this recipe yesterday, being Vishu, and it came really well. It took about 18 to 20 minutes in my 750W microwave, stirring every two minutes approximately. Thanks and keep up your good work.

  23. Hi Kamala,

    You do an amazing job posting mouth-watering recipes and photos to match. I love ur site and as i am new to south-indian veg cooking, i come back to ur site time and again. I have tried ur keerai cutlets, cow-pea sundal ..both of which r so easy n delicious as well..and many more. Thanks for all your efforts in sharing these with us.

    Love to hear the health benefits as well..and nice to see n try interesting variations like musk melon soup recipe etc.

    Please keep up the great work!

    Best regards,

  24. Hello madam, I want to try this recipe in microwave.It will be useful fir all if you include the category microwave cooking. Thank you.

  25. Hi Kamala,

    Milk Halwa is a great sucess for me. Thank you .

  26. Kamala amma,

    I made this milk halwa.The taste was awesome and delicious.

    Simple and easy recipe to follow but the outcome was great.

    It’s a hit in my house and i am going to make this often.

    Thanks for sharing such a nice recipe.

  27. Hello Kamala Mam,

    I tried your Milk Halwa recipe today. It came out well but does not look as attractive as your picture 🙂 Ofcourse there should be some difference between an eminent cook and a learner isn’t it? 😉

    • Hi Kalpagam,

      Thank you for your feed back. Anybody can be an eminent by practice. You must be overcooked the halwa or undercooked. If you try one or two times, you will know exactly when to remove from the stove. Then the halwa will be perfect in appearance too.

  28. hi mam!

    this recipe is very easy and simple, quickly preparing to my home thank you. so good…………………..

  29. Dear Kamala Mam,

    Came to know ur website.Such a wonderful site. I have tried Milk Halwa. It came out very good and tasty.

    Thank you so much for such a nice recipe.

    By seeing the fotos along with the receipe, it makes me to try the receipe(I am new to cooking 🙂 )….


  30. Preetha madhu

    Hi man,
    . I’m really happy to share this …one evening i thought of doing a snacks ,i searched your milk halwa recipe in ur site,i just tried….but the final result from my son was ” mom its awesome,you did a perfect halwa”… Thanks a lot mam , all credit goes to u mam . Thank you so much….

  31. I tried this recipe today and it turned out great! I’ve also tried out some of your koottu recipes and love them too. Thank you!

  32. The pictures were so tempting and the process was so simple and quick. I tried instantly and the taste was yummy:)

  33. This was awesome.. i tried it and it came well……

  34. Thurgahvarushini

    Hello Madam,
    I have tried couple of recipes in your website and some turn out to be well. I am tempted to try this as well. May I know how long I can keep this after making this sweet? Thank you

  35. mrs sajida amin

    thank q so much kamala ammma,u r receipes r mouth watering,i keep trying ur recps,its yummmmmmmmmmy,thanx,thank q so much

  36. Nithiya varma


    Not only kuzambu, poriyal and snacks but your sweet desserts are very yummy. I tried the milk halwa and i relished it very much. It tasted similar to paal kova but it is your pumpkin halwa that is a big hit at home. Everybody loved the pumpkin halwa. Thank you for the recipe.

  37. J. Pathmavathi

    Hi Sis,

    I tried your Milk Halwa….its really very delicious and tasty…whoever taste it, they all love it too….how long can this milk halwa be kept…

  38. Dear mam,

    This milk halwa is realy good & easy.

    Can you post CARROT halwa. i know that the receipe is more or less same but the doubt is we must smash or grate it (Also heard that some people insist to use only specific carrots – reddish rosy)
    sai siva

  39. Sounds amazing however I’m at a loss trying to decipher what is ‘rawa’

    The man at my local store had no idea -.lost in translation

    Thank you

  40. i tried milk halwa recipe it was superb.

  41. J. Pathmavathi

    Hi sis Kamala…as i told your before your milk halwa is really very tempting but i want to confirm with you…what milk do you suggest the best for this milk halwa….

  42. J. Pathmavathi

    Thnx sis

  43. Hello Ma’am,

    I would like to try making ‘Milk Halwa’ for the upcoming Diwali but is the any chance to reduce the sugar quantity to 1/2 cup only.


  44. Dear Kamala mami
    Tried this payasam today and its so so delicious…I was wondering how would this turn out….but beli e me u made my day…today being bheemana amavasya I am definitely going to win my husbands heart

    Thans a ton

  45. Hi mam, Today i just tried your milk halwa. It was really awesome. Everyone from my family started loving it. will make it often.. Thank you. All credits to u mam.

  46. Mano Chitra

    Hai i tried milk halwa just now its amazing in taste we all enjoyed it and my hubby asked to prepare it again . Tks for such a delicious recipe

  47. hai mam,

    I have a doubt that milk should be boiled before adding and do we roast rawa… as i am a beginner am getting lots of doubt… i hope you will help me out… everyday i search a recipe to cook in your website…am so interested in cooking new dishes after seeing your blog… thank you so much…


    • Hi Roopa,

      No need to fry the rawa. Milk also need not be boiled before adding rawa. Put all the ingredients together in a thick bottomed kadai and stir continuously till it become thick and reach halwa stage.

  48. hi dear,

    i hv made it on janmashtami n it just awsm… everyone likes it….again i m preparing 4 ganesh chaturthi….
    thnx 4 sharing …….

  49. Hi,

    Thx for this; planninng to do it in microwave oven. Looks bit easy; but which rawa need to be used?


    • You can use ordinary bombay rawa.

      • Hi Tried this Diwali, came well. But as said, its not cooked in 10 mins in oven. It took me more than 30 minutes and taste bit looks like a kesari. Is that so? But its delicious. Thanks..

        • The cooking time may vary according to the microwave oven you use. Also if the milk is watery (fat removed and toned milk), it will take more time. If you add more rawa it tastes like kesari. When you cook with full fat milk with small bombay rawa, it tastes like Milk Khoya.

  50. I try today., really it’s amazing ..fabulous taste….

  51. geethanedunchezhiyan

    Very nice. My son liked this soooo much. Thank u

  52. Kamalamma,

    I tried this dish again yesterday and it came out very well. Last time I was disappointed about its colour but இந்த முறை எல்லாமே நன்றாக அமைந்தது. இப்படி ஒரு எளிமையான, இனிமையான குறிப்பிற்கு நன்றி!!

  53. Balaji Venkatachalam

    Hello Madam,

    Your recipes are simply superb – it is our bible. For this halwa, do we need to use fine semolina rawa or coarse one? Thanks

  54. Sivaranjani

    Vanakam kamala madam,

    I am a beginner in cooking.. i just saw your website yesterday. I made bottle ground pal kootu and milk halwa.. kootu came out really well. It came out very well… It was like a aviyal. My family members really liked it very much.. But milk halwa comes just like a kesari.. It doesnt have the halwa consistency..
    I dint know where I was wrong. Your website is very useful and encouraging. Please Post more mam.

    • Welcome to our site Sivaranjani. Thank you for your feed back. For Milk Halwa, I think you would have added more rawa. Moreover, milka halwa consistency is like milk khoya only.

  55. Hello mam,
    All your recipes are so well explained and every time I make them they turn out really well. Can I use roasted rava for this milk halwa recipe? Will it yield me the same result?

    • Hi Gayathri,

      When you add roasted rawa, the flavour of the roasted rawa dominate and tastes like kesari. Adding unroasted rawa for this halwa just for thickening.

  56. Vanakam Ma’am,

    I would like to try this milk halwa for Shirdi Sai Baba Temple. Can I use powdered milk instead of fresh milk? How much milk powder needed for 4 cups of water?. I’m planning to double the above measurement.


    • Hi Abiramani,

      Milk powder will not give the required texture and taste. Better to go with good fresh milk. If you want to try with milk powder, first prepare with little quantity and taste it. If it is OK, then proceed with large quantity. Milk powder and water ratio is depend upon the brand and quality of the milk powder and you have to check the pack only.

  57. This has become a go to recipe for a quick milk kesari craving! I have made it more than thrice and it came out perfectly every single time.

  58. Jabez Samuel

    Thank you very much Kamala Mam, for the nice Recipe. It was very simple and found very easy to make. Found a simple way to make a sweet at last..
    It tastes very good.

  59. This was my first sweet and my daughter loves it mam thank you mam

  60. Soooooooooooo nice

  61. Ur recipes are very useful I tried many times for my kids milk halwa it rly cm vry wl

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