6 Must-Try Chocolate Halwas For Comfort In Winter

Gajar ka halwa or moong dal halwa are among staples in North India during the winter season. Prepared at home with the goodness of ghee and dry fruits, these sweet dishes are comfort delights that make chilly weather and cold nights a little more bearable. But if you want to add a twist to these recipes, why not load them with chocolate? 

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No matter what the occasion, a few simple recipes can help you turn traditional desserts into irresistible delights that will cuddle your heart, soul, and stomach in warmth. Make the following six recipes in bulk and enjoy the desserts for weeks.

Chocolate Badam Halwa

Almonds are great to consume in the winter season, but you can make badam halwa more palatable by adding dark chocolate to the mix. Peel soaked almonds and grind them into a smooth paste with milk. In a tablespoon of ghee, saute almond milk for a minute and add sugar to it.

After the sugar has dissolved and the milk has thickened, add saffron strands, cardamom powder, and dark chocolate. Once the chocolate has melted and the mixture has thickened, you can garnish it with dry fruits and store it.

Chocolate Atta Halwa

The best feature about chocolate atta halwa is it comes loaded with dry fruits. You have to start by frying nuts in a ghee and keep them aside once they are brown. In a hot kadhai, roast wheat flour until you can smell its sweet fragrance. Add water and sugar and continue with the process of stirring until sugar has melted and the mixture has thickened. 

Add chocolate chips or chopped chocolate of your choice. The heat from the halwa will soon melt the chocolate, and it’s time to turn off the flame. Garnish the halwa with cardamom powder, fried nuts, and grated coconut.

Chocolate Sooji Halwa

Sooja halwa is the easiest to make. It is a must-have during Navratri in many Indian households celebrating the festival with utmost joy and fervour. First, you have to roast semolina in a kadhai with ghee. Keep the flame low, or else the ingredient will burn. 

Add water and sugar and keep stirring with a spatula to ensure all the sugar has melted. While the mixture thickens, make a concoction of cocoa powder and water in a mug. Pour this into the halwa and cook for a couple of minutes. Garnish with cardamom seeds dry fruits and a drizzle of ghee.

Chocolate Besan Halwa

The recipe for besan is not much different from atta or sooji halwa. It starts by roasting gram flour in kadhai so that the raw flavour and fragrance vanish. Gradually add milk and keep stirring the mixture to prevent lumps. 

Add jaggery or sugar and mix it well until everything comes together. Keep the flame low to prevent the burning of ingredients. Add a chopped chocolate bar and let it melt for a couple of minutes. Mix everything together, turn off the flame, and enjoy. 

Chocolate Fudge Halwa

If you are an ardent lover of chocolate fudge, try chocolate fudge halwa. The recipe for this is simple because you have to start by melting chocolate in a double boiler. Switch off the flame and keep it aside right before all the chocolate is about to melt. 

Add condensed milk to the bowl and mix it with chocolate. Switch on the flame and let the mixture thicken. After turning off the flame, add some chocolate chips on the top and spread the fudge halwa on a baking tray. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and enjoy the delight.

Chocolate Gajar Halwa

Adding chocolate to gajar halwa might seem like a crime committed in the kitchen, but this crime will help you explore a new dish that will arrest your heart, taste buds, and tummy. Start by boiling grated carrots and milk in a deep kadhai.

Add sugar and let the mixture simmer for 30-35 minutes. Stir in between to allow the sugar to melt and mix with carrots. Turn off the flame, add chocolate and mix it. The heat of the halwa will melt the chocolate. Garnish with saffron and cardamom powder and enjoy.