Traditional confinement foods: Recipe for Ajwain halwa

Traditional confinement foods: Recipe for Ajwain halwa

Ajwain halwa is made in a large part of North India and in many south Indian states as one of the traditional confinement foods

This is another one of the famous traditional confinement foods that aids a new mum in digestion as well as lactation. Not only that, ajwain halwa is also known to cleanse uterus and improve internal body healing. That's because of the many benefits of ajwain during breastfeeding.

To prepare this traditional confinement food, follow the given recipe. Yo can alter the ingredients based on what's available in your house. Remember that traditional confinement foods are a must for a new Indian mum since she needs all the strength to feed the baby and also be fit enough to take care of him.


  • Whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) 1 cup
  • Pure desi ghee ½ cup
  • Powdered sugar (bhoora) ¼ cup
  • Dry ginger powder (saunth) ¼ tsp
  • Powdered carom seeds (ajwain) ½ tsp
  • Water 150ml
  • Cardamom (elaichi) - Optional
  • Dry fruits – Optional


  • Heat some ghee in a pan. Now add whole wheat flour and roast till it turns golden brown and ghee separates.
  • Add finely powdered ajwain and saunth and stir the mixture. Follow this up by adding sugar and mix well.
  • Now pour the water and stir the mixture. Let it be on the slow flame to cook till the mixture thickens and becomes halwa. Garnish it with dry fruits and cardamom powder.

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Deepshikha Punj

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