Amla halwa

4 servings
15 min
10 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
12 large size Indian gooseberries

1/2 cup very hot water

1/3 cup sugar

2 tablespoons water for the sugar

1 tablespoon ghee for the halwa

1 teaspoon ghee- just to line the utensil

2 pods of cardamoms crused coarsely


  • Wash the gooseberries and pat them dry. Drop them in the hot water and keep them in for two minutes.
  • Remove from the water and grate them. Alternately you may crush the pulp and remove the stone.
  • In a microwave proof bowl, grease the walls with ghee/oil. Add the sugar to the water for the syrup.
  • Cook on micro power high for 4 minutes. Stir and check the consistency.
  • If a thread can be drawn between the thumb and forefinger, the syrup is ready. If not keep for a further minute or two.
  • Add the grated fruit, stir and return to the microwave. Cook on medium high without covering for 3 minutes initially.
  • The addition of fruit will dilute the syrup and the goose berry pulp will cook in this. Allow to stand two minutes.
  • Remove and check if they have blended well and the fruit is cooked while still crunchy. Add the ghee and crushed cardamom and mix well.


Amla Halwa, photo 1Amla Halwa, photo 2


Rate this recipe:

Related recipes


Daily Menu

Receive daily menu: