Bread Halwa

12 Dec

Bread Halwa.

Bread halwa is a delicious and quick dessert made with bread slices. Hard crust is chopped off from the bread slices and roasted in ghee till golden brown in color. Then milk is added to soften the bread slices. Once milk is almost evaporated, sugar is added. The sugar is allowed to melt and lightly caramelize. Finally bread halwa is garnished with roasted cashews and blanched almonds.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Bread Halwa.


White or Wheat Bread 4 Slices
Sugar 1 Cup
Milk 1 Cup
Cardamom 1
Almonds 5
Cashews 5
Ghee 2 tbsps

Method of preparation:

Bruise the cardamom and remove all the seeds from inside.
Thoroughly grind the seeds with help of a pestle or a spice grinder.
Slice off the edges of the bread and keep aside.
Break cashews into halves.
Soak almonds in hot water for few minutes and peel off the skin.

Heat a pan on medium heat, add a tsp of ghee.
Add cashews and roast them till light golden brown and remove onto a plate.
Place one bread slice at a time depending on the size of the pan.
Roast the bread slice and add more ghee on other side and turn.
Once bread is light golden brown on both sides, remove onto a plate.
Repeat the same with remaining bread slices.

Then transfer all the bread slices onto the same pan.
Pour milk into the pan and let all the bread soak up the milk and become soft.
Use back of the spatula to break the bread slices.
Now add sugar and cardamom powder.
Cook the whole mixture till all the sugar dissolves and caramelizes a bit.
Now add the cashews and almonds and mix.
Remove from heat and serve bread halwa hot or cold.
Notes: Make sure all the sugar is completely melt.

Suggestions: If the bread is not soft and almost mushy when the milk is added, add more milk as needed. Adjust the amount of sugar to your preference.
Variations: Some good variations of bread desserts are Double Ka Meeta and Shahi Tukra.
Other Names: Bread Halwa.

13 Responses to “Bread Halwa”

  1. lubna December 13, 2009 at 10:39 pm #

    veeerrrryyyyy yummy.

  2. Raji January 26, 2010 at 3:13 pm #

    sure is yummyyyyyyy

  3. sujata April 28, 2010 at 10:38 pm #

    very nice sweet use of bread crumbs

  4. sravanthi July 19, 2010 at 5:08 am #

    nice one

  5. Raji July 21, 2010 at 12:45 am #

    thanks guys

  6. urvashi July 27, 2010 at 1:45 am #

    quick one my son liked it…thanks a ton.

  7. Raji July 28, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    thank you for trying.

  8. tiana October 4, 2010 at 7:25 pm #


  9. leshma December 26, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    let me try:-)

  10. leshma December 26, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    acha hai

  11. Mathew April 13, 2011 at 7:14 am #

    its cooll yaar
    u sould try out this…. 🙂 😉

  12. sana August 5, 2011 at 7:30 am #

    er……………i liked it……..

  13. pradeep February 21, 2012 at 7:18 am #

    ok ok
    i have to learn these deserts…….

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