Healthy Thirunelveli Halwa with Oat milk

Healthy Thirunelveli Halwa with Oat milk
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Craving the world famous Thirunelveli Halwa but are worried of the extra calories in it? And you want to make it a tad healthier at home and check it out for yourself? I have your back. A super delicious healthy Thirunelveli Halwa with oat milk recipe is here.

Traditionally the Thiruneveli Halwa is made with Wheat milk. Wheat soaked overnight, blended with water and the milk is extracted. Later the milk will be added to the super hot sugar syrup of double string consistency. Stir and stir, add loads of ghee, you get the delicious halwa.

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Healthy Thirunelveli Halwa with Oat milk –

We are going to do the same here , but with only two tablespoonful of ghee, with homemade oat milk, and sugar. You can follow my steps from the recipe Oat Almond milk to make the oat milk at home. Cut the dates in the recipe if you like a no sweet version of the recipe for oat milk.

Recipe video is below –

Oat milk Halwa –

Reasons why you have to try my healthy Thirunelveli Halwa with Oat milk recipe

  • It is Gluten free
  • It has lesser ghee. Like only 2 tablespoon for 600 mils of milk
  • Partially sweetened with dates
  • Absolutely delicious, you won’t even see any differences in the taste and texture, and you know it is healthy.
  • Oat milk can be extracted easily within an hour, no need to soak overnight.
  • Very very delicious! Oh, I mentioned it before!!!

Ready for the recipe? Check it out below –

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Healthy Thirunelveli Halwa with Oat milk

Parveen’s Kitchen
A very delicious copy cat recipe of regular Thirunelveli Halwa that tastes exactly like the original but gluten free, healthy with oat milk – Healthy Thirunelveli Halwa with Oatmilk.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Dessert, Healthy dessert
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 4
Calories 175 kcal


To Make Oat Milk

  • 2 Cups 250 Gm Rolled Oats
  • 4 1/2 Cups 500 ml Warm water

For the Halwa

  • 600 ml 5 Cups Oat milk
  • 1 1/2 Cups 150 Gm White Granulated Sugar Divide into 1 cup and 1/2 cup & Keep
  • 1 Cup Water Divide as 3/4 and 1/4 cups
  • 3 tbsp Ghee Or Coconut Oil.
  • 8-10 Cashew Nuts Broken


Make the Oat milk

  • Soak the rolled oats with warm water for 30 mins to 1 hour
  • Extract oat milk in your juicer or in a blender [Blend and strain]. You Should have an approximately 600 mils of oat milk.
  • Keep it ready before starting the halwa recipe.

Make the Oat milk Halwa

  • In a thick bottomed pan add a tablespoon of ghee and the broken cashews. Roast until golden and then keep the cashews and the ghee aside in a small bowl.
  • In a same pan add 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water. Heat until the sugar melts and browns into a caramel. This step is crucial, gives the color to the halwa.
  • To the dark caramel, add the rest of the 1 cup sugar and 3/4 cup water.
  • Let is boil until double string consistency. The sugar syrup when dropped from a ladle should drop in two strings. Or you can cool a drop in water and put in between two fingers and check for strings.
  • Add the oat milk and stir well.
  • Keep stirring in medium flame until the milk and sugar starts thickening.
  • Add a tablespoon of ghee and keep stirring. Use a whisk for easier movement.
  • The color of the halwa will turn darker and the mixture will keep thickening. 5-7 minutes
  • Add the last of the ghee and keep stirring until the halwa starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  • Add the roasted cashews and mix well.
  • Cool and enjoy.


  1. Use the oat milk recipe in my blog for more flavored oat milk halwa.
  2. Do not skip the sugar caramel step, it gives the halwa the authentic color.
  3. Do not add more than 3 tbsp ghee, the ghee will anyways come out from the cooked halwa and you may have to drain it.
  4. Use the drained ghee, if any, in other desserts.
  5. Cashew is optional, add almonds if you like.
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