Instant Pot Singhare Halwa – Vrat Chestnut Flour Halwa

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This easy Instant Pot Singhare Halwa – Vrat Chestnut Flour Halwa can be made using your pressure cooker in just a few minutes. It has a nutty flavor, is delicious and perfectly sweet.

One of the simplest recipes, Singhare halwa is amazingly flavorful and delicious. I like to call it comfort in a bowl! My mom always makes this during Navratri when she fasts. I always looked forward to eating a bowl of this halwa as a child.

instant pot singhare halwa

What is Singahare – Chestnut flour?

Singahare – Chestnut flour  is made by processing dry, roasted chestnuts into a fine flour.  It is gluten free and a high fiber flour. In the Indian culture, Singahare atta is typically consumed during Navratri fasts.

It is available on Amazon, Indian grocery stores or Online stores.

What ingredients do I need to make Instant Pot Singhare Halwa – Vrat Chestnut Flour Halwa?

ghee (clarified butter), singada atta, whole milk, water, slivered almonds, ground cardamom, sugar, and golden raisins.

How do I make Instant Pot Singhare Halwa – Vrat Chestnut Flour Halwa?

First, select sauté on the instant pot and adjust to normal. Further add in ghee to the pot.

heat ghee in instant pot

When the ghee is hot, add in singada atta, and stir well.

add singhare flour to instant pot

Additionally continue stirring until the color changes and it get fragrant. Also, this should take about 4 to 5 minutes.

stir well

 

Meanwhile bring 1 and 1/2 cup water and ½ cup milk to a boil in a small bowl for 3 minutes in a microwave. Additionally, you can even do this on a stove top.

boiled milk

Furthermore, When the color of the flour changes in the pot, add in the warm milk + water. Then, add in slivered almonds, ground cardamom (optional). Stir well.

add milk and water to singhare halwa

Next add in sugar and keep stirring until the sugar dissolves and the water dries out completely. Select cancel.

Finally, transfer in a serving bowl and garnish with additional nuts. Serve warm.

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Instant Pot Singhare Halwa – Vrat Chestnut Flour Halwa

This easy Instant Pot Singhare Halwa – Vrat Chestnut Flour Halwa can be made using your pressure cooker in just a few minutes. It has a nutty flavor, is delicious and perfectly sweet.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chestnut Flour, Instant Pot Chestnut Flour Halwa, Instant Pot Halwa, Instant Pot Singhare Halwa, Instant POt Singhare Ka Halva, Instant Pot Singhare Ka Halwa, Instant Pot Singoda Halwa, Instant Pot Vrat Halwa, Navratri Halwa, Singhare Halwa
Servings: 3
Author: Shilpa

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Select sauté on the instant pot and adjust to normal. Further add in ghee to the pot.
  • When the ghee is hot, add in singhare atta, and stir well.
  • Continue stirring until the color changes and it get fragrant. This should take about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile bring 1 and 1/2 cup water and ½ cup milk to a boil in a small bowl for 3 minutes in a microwave. Additionally, you can even do this on a stove top.
  • When the color of the flour changes in the pot, add in the warm milk + water. Then, add in slivered almonds, ground cardamom (optional). Stir well.
  • Next add in sugar and keep stirring until the sugar dissolves and the water dries out completely. Select cancel.
  • Finally, transfer in a serving bowl and garnish with additional nuts. Serve warm.

Notes

  • This can also be made on the stove top since it doesn’t require pressure. However, I literally use my instant pot for cooking everything. So, I decided to try this recipe out using sauté mode.
  • The key to making this halwa is to add boiling milk and water. Also it needs to be stirred continually in order to prevent it from getting lumpy.
  • This halwa tastes best when it is fresh. 
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