Pav ka Halwa or Sweet & Milky Fried Bread

Okay, so the translation of this recipe in English makes it sound as if it is some kind of kiddy food. But that is where you are wrong, my friend. In India, you will find pav ka halwa prepared in most weddings and feast. Its super yummy and extremely easy to prepare. The only downside…it is fattening. So, make this when you want to give yourself a treat. Here’s the recipe.


4-5 slices of white bread or 2-3 pavs

A cup of ghee or clarified butter

2 cups of milk

Sugar as per taste

Pinch of cardamom powder

Pinch of yellow food colour

2 tablespoon full fat crème

Slivered almonds, pistachios and raisins


Break the bread slices into rough pieces. In a pan heat ghee and fry the bread slices till they are a nice golden brown. In the same pan, add the milk, cardamom powder, sugar and food colour. Once the milk is nice and hot, add the bread slices and let it cook on slow flame till the bread becomes absorbs all the milk and becomes super soft. Top with cream and dry fruits. You can also use candied cherries. Try it! You are sure to get some compliments and scoldings (only look at the calories!) at the same time!!! es super soft.

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