Lachka or Whole Wheat Halwa

Prep time

12 hours

Cook Time

40 minutes

Total Time

12 hours 40 minutes

Course : Dessert
Servings :6
Author :Munira Aslam Description :


  • 500 grms hulled whole wheat (soaked overnight )
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup jaggery
  • 1/2 cup semolina (Rava)
  • 4 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp dried coconut
  • Nuts (your choice) for garnishing


  • Pressure cook  soaked whole wheat with 2 cups of water . (be careful as it should not burn from bottom while in pressure cooker , add good quantity of water for boiling .)
  • Once wheat is well cooked , keep it aside .
  • Take heavy bottom big pot on stove , on medium heat melt 2 tbsp ghee .
  • Next to add whole wheat flour and semolina to heated ghee , roast it until its raw smell goes and rava atta mixture smells  pleasant .
  • Remove this roasted flour mixture into a plate  and keep it aside.
  • Now melt remaining ghee into the same pot on medium heat , add crushed jaggery and stir it well until it is melted and mixed well with ghee .
  • Next add roasted flour and boiled wheat to jagerry ghee mixture with raisins and nuts ,stir it thoroughly .
  • Taste and balance the sweetness if needed .
  • Serve warm with some yogurt , garnishing  top with saffron strands .


Munira Aslam