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Chaulai Amaranth Halwa in a copper bowl on a wooden surface

Chaulai/Rajgira Halwa (Puffed Amaranth Fudge)

  • Author: Shradha
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Made under 15 minutes and with only simple 5 ingredients this festive dessert is decadently delicious.



  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 cup chaulai/ rajgira (puffed amaranth seeds)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1½ tbsp jaggery powder or whole cane sugar
  • ¼ cup mixed nuts
  • 5 cardamom pods, crushed (optional)


  1. In a pan on medium-low heat, add ghee and roast chopped nuts for about 5 minutes. Keep stirring in between and don’t let them burn.
  2. Then, add chaulai (puffed amaranth) to the pan and roast them for another 3-4 minutes. Keep stirring.
  3. At this point add water slowly and please be careful because it’s going to be splatter.
  4. Stir and then add jaggery powder or any sweetener of your choice. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Optionally, add crushed cardamom seeds at this point.