Mango Halwa

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Mango Halwa

I had a can of mango pulp (from Indian store) and was inspired by RedChillies' banana halwa to prepare mango halwa. I was not sure how it would come out or how it would taste but to my surprise I was able to get perfect pieces and it tasted like the mango bars (aam papad) which we get in India. This halwa can be prepared using just two ingredients, mango pulp and very little ghee. No need to add extra sugar because the pulp is already very sweet.

Mango Halwa Recipe

Prep time
15 Mins
Cook time
45 Mins
4-5 Perfect Squares & Some Small Pieces
Mango Halwa
4.0 from 1 reviews
Whip up this delicious no bake mango bars (halwa) using store bought mango pulp.
  • 2 and 3/4 cups Mango Pulp
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  1. In a heavy bottom vessel (I used a small pressure cooker) add the ghee and when it is hot add the mango pulp.
  2. Keep stirring the mixture every 10-15 minutes so that it does not stick to the vessel.
  3. The mixture will reduce in quantity, there will be a change in color and after 45 minutes transfer this mixture to a greased (with very little ghee) plate. I used 2 and 3/4 cups of pulp and it cooked down to 3/4ths of a cup approximately. So a very small plate is enough.
  4. I left the plate undisturbed for one more hour and then tried cutting it into pieces and it came out perfectly. Garnish it with nuts of your choice.
My Notes:
  1. After cooking the sweet I googled Mango Halwa and found that it can be done even more quickly in a microwave oven. A couple of food bloggers have done it but nobody has sliced it. So I'm going to try that the next time.
  2. I have an electric range so it has taken about 45-50 minutes for me. I think if cooked in a gas stove it should only take half the time.
  3. You could use the entire can of mango pulp too, it will measure abut 3 and 1/2 cups. I reserved the balance to make mango milk shake and tofu-mango pudding. If you use the entire can, you would have to cook it for couple more minutes.
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This mango halwa goes to Srivalli's Mithai Mela.


  1. I made this today as I had half can mango pulp and 1 very ripe mango.Mashed them up and got 2 cups pup which reduced beatifully in 25 mins or so to get the halwa.
    Really tasty and my husband commented-it looks and tastes like store bought and can be made to take to someone’s home

    • You’re welcome Sonia. I’m glad that you guys liked it. I’m sure that this halwa tastes even better with fresh mango pulp than the store bought one I used.

  2. Hi Madhuram
    Tried this one too and turned out perfect. The color wasn’t as great ..probably depends on the brand but the taste was awesome ! Keep those recipes coming :)

    Thanks Jayshree. Reg. the color, the picture is being enhanced using Photoshop, so that can also be a reason

  3. hi,

    i tried the mango halwa today. it has come out really good. i came across your website through thanks to her. i liked your website very much as i am a agless person too. thanks again for the recipies and pls update more. good work and well done.

    You’re welcome Vani. I’m just back from my vacation, will update it regularly.


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