Breadcrumb Halwa (Nut-free)

Servings: 4 people
Cuisine: Indian
Course: Desserts
Time: 20 minutes
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Start the New Year on a sweet note. Breadcrumb Halwa is another recipe from my mother's kitchen and a family favorite. Using just five basic readily available ingredients and is quick and easy to make.


  • 6 slices fresh breadcrumbs (2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 5-6 crushed cardamoms for garnish


  • To begin, trim off the edges of the bread slices. White bread works best for this recipe. Crumble them into breadcrumbs. Make sure they are not too fine.
  • Whisk together two eggs and keep aside.
  • For the sugar syrup, mix sugar and water in a pan. Bring it to a boil and cook until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and keep aside.
  • To prepare the halwa, heat the oil in a pan. Add in the breadcrumbs and cook until golden brown.
  • Now add in the sugar syrup and cook until the liquid dries up a bit.
  • Add the whisked eggs and mix well. Cook until the oil begins to appear on the sides.
  • Finally, add the cardamom powder and mix well. My kitchen is a nut-free kitchen. You can add the nuts of your choice now.
  • The Breadcrumb Halwa is ready to serve. Garnish with crushed cardamoms and serve hot.


  • My kitchen is a nut-free kitchen. Feel free to add nuts of your choice.
  • Do not brown the breadcrumbs too much since they will colorize more when the sugar syrup is added.
  • You can skip the eggs for an egg-free version. Adjust the consistency accordingly.

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