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Custard Powder Halwa Recipe

An easy and quick dessert made with Custard powder.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert / Sweet
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 16 squares
Author: Radhika


  • Custard powder – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 3 cups
  • Water – 4 cups
  • Ghee – 5 tsp
  • Cashew nuts – 10


  • Chop the cashew nuts finely and keep aside. No need to roast them. Keep a plate ready by greasing it with ghee.
  • In a thick bottomed pan, mix together custard powder (I used Vanilla flavor), water, sugar and mix well without any lumps.
  • Keep the pan on the stove and begin by cooking over high flame.
  • The mixture will begin to boil and start to thicken. Keep stirring.
  • Add ghee, cashew nuts, mix well and reduce the flame. By now the mixture will look like a thick jelly and look glassy.
  • Keep stirring continuously for 8-10 mins till the mixture begins to form into a lump and begins pulling away from the sides.
  • Transfer the halwa to the greased plate and level the top. You can also sprinkle nuts on top. Make indents while the halwa is still warm
  • Once its cool, slice them and serve.
  • You can store this halwa at room temperature for 2 to 3 days and it keeps well for 7 days when refrigerated.