• Serves 10
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 6 Ingredients


A middle eastern very healthy halwa for sweet lovers

Ingredients (serves 10)

  • 500 gms Yellow split peas
  • 750ml Milk
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter/ margarine/ ghee
  • 3 TBS Desiccated coconut
  • 13 tbs Almonds


  1. Soak yellow split peas over night.
  2. Cook them in milk until they are fully cooked.
  3. Mash yellow split peas in a chopper and make a paste.
  4. Now add ghee in the pan and add peas paste. Keep on stirring until ghee separates.
  5. Add sugar and desiccated coconut. Allow it to cool amd them decorate it with chopped almonds. Enjoy either hot or cold.

  • I’ve never seen yellow split peas in a dessert before. I am intrigued!


  • That looks very delicious!! Thanks


  • Thanks; looks delicious and very unique.


  • I haven’t tried this dessert,it sounds interesting!


  • I seem to buy this but I’d love to learn how to make it myself thankyou


  • Never thought of using split peas in a sweet dish, thanks for sharing


  • I have only recently discovered split peas and lentils. Only used them in savoury dishes tho, interesting to see them in a sweet recipe


  • A bit too much sugar for me, but I love to bake with veggies.


  • First had to look up Halwa as was not sure what it was. Sounds like an interesting candy. Interested to try it out.


  • This is very original! I never thought about using yellow split peas in a dessert. You intrigued me. :-)

    • Me either! I am super keen to try it out! :)


  • an interesting desert which sounds incredibly tasty – thank you for sharing a different culture’s desert I am looking forward to trying this recipe :)


  • Thanks for this dessert. I have a lot of yellow split peas and now have another recipe for them! It looks like a delicious dessert – will use butter in the recipe – not a fan of margarine in cooking.


  • This desert looks delicious and easy to make thanks for sharing


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