Orange Honey Halwa

The three Day Blogging Marathon # 17 for the second week starts today. I shall be blogging under 'Halwas and Payasams' this week. So look out for some delicious Halwas from my side.

In my childhood days, my parents were very strict in not allowing us to go near street food. The reasons ranged from the food is not hygenically prepared to the serving plates are not washed properly (It is true even today but we are no longer restricted but ridiculed by them for sure :)) .

So whenever there was a street hawker selling the Mango bars (Mamidi thaandra), I would be salivating sitting in my room as it happens to be my favorite treat. In later years, they were neatly packed and sold as 'Naturo mango bars', which used to be my go-to treat! 

As it happens I wanted to make those bars at home and was looking for a suitable recipe to follow when I hit upon this orange halwa and was very tempted to find out how it tasted. If you like the mango bars (the recipe for which is for another time), I am sure you will love these sweet-tangy slices of halwa!!

Recipe Source - Here
Ingredients - 

Orange Juice (freshly squeezed) 1 1/2 cups 
Honey 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp
Cardamom Powder 1/2 tsp
Ghee 1 Tbsp
Agar Agar Flakes (dissolved in 3 Tbsp of warm water for 10 min) 2 Tbsp
Mixed nuts chopped 2 Tbsp (I used Almonds and Pista)
Sugar 2 Tbsp (Optional)

Orange Honey Halwa

Method Of Preparation -

In a heavy sauce pan (preferably a non stick pan), on medium flame, simmer orange juice and the dissolved agar agar flakes, stirring continuously for about 10-12 min.

Add honey gradually stirring the mixture until it thickens (about 15 min) . Also add the chopped nuts and cardamom powder.

Add a few drops of ghee while continuously stirring until it comes together. Don't worry if it still looks gooey. It will toughen up upon cooling.

Spread the halwa evenly onto a greased plate and let it set for an hour or so. Make pieces as needed and serve!

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 17.  

Preparation Time 40 min + Cooling Time 1 hr
Makes 12 slim slices
Posted by Harini R on Sunday, June 10, 2012


  1. Jayanthi Says:
  2. Ooh...halwa looks so yummy with unique combination of orange juice and honey. Love it.

  3. looks melt in your mouth delicious

  4. Usha Says:
  5. Halwa looks good!

  6. Srivalli Says:
  7. Oh yes even I grew up never eating any of them..halwa looks great..never tried with orange..should do it..

  8. Akila Says:
  9. Omg.... Awesome looking halwa... Simply superb.....

  10. Sangeetha M Says:
  11. Very interesting recipe,halwa looks so delicious n tempting!! Bookmarked to try!!

  12. Raji Says:
  13. Very unique indeed..never had or heard about this halwa but it is bubbling with so lovely flavours.

  14. Ms.Chitchat Says:
  15. Awesome halwa, new to me, bookmarked.

  16. Padmajha Says:
  17. Street food was definitely off the limits in childhood.Guess the parents are alike :).
    This halwa is gorgeous.Love the way it looks...

  18. Priya Suresh Says:
  19. Orange and honey,wat a fantastic combo, halwa looks yummyilicious.

  20. Unknown Says:
  21. Halwa looks yummy!!!Never tried with orange juice....

  22. Indian Khana Says:
  23. Yum yum....wonderful combo and looks so gud

  24. Wow!halwa looks so tempting,must be a flavorful one,its in my to do list,will try it soon..bookmarked dear....

  25. pretty pretty...looks mouthwatering

  26. ohhh wow...thats a very unique combination for halwa !!!loved the pics dear!!!they look so tempting!!!!

  27. Myvegfare Says:
  28. That halwa looks gorgeous, beutiful colour, I have weakness for oranges, I now have to give this a go!, may be in the weekend, when H comes back home :), lovely clicks too

  29. sushma Says:
  30. Nice color

  31. Geeta Says:
  32. First time to your blog..very nice halwa..tempting

  33. Suma Gandlur Says:
  34. I truly love the idea of orange halwa. Besides, I absolutely love that akoba saree / duppatta in the background. :)

  35. veena Says:
  36. What a lovely combo!!!!Bookmarked Harini!!

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