Easy Mango Halwa Recipe

(from 16 reviews)

Mango Halwa

Hailing from India, it’s no surprise that mango is my favorite fruit. I’m pretty sure that it’ the most favorite fruit of majority of the population. Even though it is best consumed ripe and fresh as a whole fruit by itself, we do use it in umpteen number of ways because it is versatile.

I usually have a a can of mango pulp (from Indian store) at home because it is an easy way to whip up some cool and refreshing smoothie or milk shake for surprise guests or just for us on hot summer afternoons. One of those days I stumbled upon RedChillies’ banana halwa recipe and was wondering how to prepare mango halwa in the similar method.

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 of mango halwa and it tasted like th mango bars (aam papad) which we get in India. This easy mango 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.

A word of caution though, you need to keep stirring the pulp adding very little ghee in 2-3 intervals for about 45 minutes otherwise it will stick to the bottom of the pan. I would also suggest using a non-stick pan for trying this mango halwa recipe.

To try more mango dessert recipes this summer check this list of Top 10 Mouthwatering Mango Desserts. Also if you are looking for a way to use up leftover mango pulp you can try this vegan mango pudding or vegan mango cake too.

P.S: I don’t know why I didn’t think of this but one of the readers said that she tried this mango halwa recipe in microwave oven instead of stove top and it was done in 4-5 minutes. So there you go, you have got yourself an instant mango halwa recipe. All you need is mango pulp and a large microwave safe bowl.


Mango Halwa Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
15 Mins45 Mins4-5 Perfect Squares & Some Small Pieces
Easy Mango Halwa Recipe
5.0 from 16 reviews
Looking for mango pulp recipes? Wondering how to make mango halwa? I’ve got one delicious answer for both your questions. Make this easy mango halwa from 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 recipe was updated and republished from the recipe archive of 2009.

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  1. Priya

    Very nice blog…
    Thank you for sharing..
    My congratulations to the growth of your blog…

    • Madhuram

      Thanks Priya.

  2. sonia

    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

    • Madhuram

      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.

  3. kuldip sojitra

    its very nice thanks for receipeand give some other

  4. Jayshree

    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

  5. daniya

    it’s so delicious.

    Thanks Daniya.

  6. anushruti

    This looks awesome!

  7. N33ma

    I truly dnt know how i missed your wonderful blog all these days.
    I’m finally glad to have stumbled upon.
    This is a great looking Halwa.

  8. vani


    i tried the mango halwa today. it has come out really good. i came across your website through themahanandi.org. 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.

    • keerthi

      really awesome recipies am very much happy to see ur recipies

  9. Bhavani

    Hi Madhuram, Tried this today & came out very well – my son loved it.. but I thought it was a little sour – I bought the kesar mango pulp .. should I add sugar to get
    the naturo bar taste??

    Thanks a lot, I am hooked to your site now :0)

    You’re welcome Bhavani. Actually I liked it but my husband also felt that it was a little sour. Maybe you can try different variety of mango pulps or add 1/4 cup of sugar.

  10. jayasri

    hi madhuram, this is my first time in your blog 😀 , i loved it immediately seeing your mango halwa, it looks so yummy…, i came into your blog because it said eggless baking, which was interesting to me…, this is the first recipe i have seen, now with all the baking you have done i like to learn how to bake without eggs, as i am new to baking too !!, your click is very good.., and the dish looks grt.

  11. anudivya

    Hey dear Madhuram! How have you been? I know you are on a break now, and I just returned from mine.
    I have been following your blog even when I was away and love love love all the recipes you have posted as always, like especially this one. How on earth did you come up with such a lovely thing! I was amazed at how you were able to cut them into neat sqaures!!! This is tooooooo good.

    Thank you very much Anu. I was wondering what happened to you!

  12. Archy

    I’m a fan of mangoes, so love to try this.. looks so nice an perfect shape like the shop bot one !!

  13. Madhumathi

    Hi Madhuram,
    I made this mango halwa..And it turned out very well like yours..I did it in the microwave..all i could say about this halwa is yum yum yum..Thanks a ton for sharing with us!

  14. Pooja

    you know i zeroed in on the microwave recipe right 🙂
    neat idea!

  15. jayasree

    The halwa looks gorgeous. What a lovely color and perfect texture. I should try with ripe mangoes.

  16. Kevin

    Those look good and the ingredient list is surprisingly small.

  17. trish

    Hi Madhu, I just wanted to say that I followed your recipe to the T (a few hours ago) and it turned out GREATTTT!!! Thanx for such an yummy recipe. Keep up the good work 🙂

    You’re welcome Trish.

  18. Aparna

    I’m sure the halwa was very good, but your picture is gorgeous. Perfect golden orange squares.

  19. Hema

    Hi Madhu, Halwa looks so yummy. Feel like eating it now itself. The preparation is very easy and very less ingredients. Thanks for the Mango Halwa. Will surely try this.

  20. Adrienne

    For vegan eater, possible to substitute ghee with other plant-base oil perhaps? Olive oil or palm oil perhaps?

    I guess so Adrienne.

  21. Bharti

    Lovely! I’d like to try the microwave version.

  22. Cynthia

    I’m not kidding, I literally touched my screen to pick it up 🙂

  23. Pavithra Kodical

    I am not a sweet tooth person, but this is perfect and mouthwatering.I will surely try these, you have explained it so well and seems easy 🙂

  24. Divya Vikram

    Looks gorgeous!

  25. sHeetal

    thanks a lot again for the good recipe.
    i have a smll question.Do u grind the pulp of mango or
    use it as i is.And can we use the pulp of Alphonso we get it in Indian stores.

    Yes Sheetal, I meant the pulp we get in Indian stores. You can use any variety I guess. Mine was Kesar mango pulp. No need to grind it, it’s already smooth only.

  26. Laavanya

    Wow.. that looks perfect. I’m a big fan of the mango bars we get in INdia – i remember naturo from when I was a kid. Can’t wait to try this sometime – sounds super simple.

  27. suparna

    Hi Madhuram,
    looks like those chewy colourful halwas we get here made of wheat :)but so hard to believe that these gorgeous beauties need so little ingredients…wonderful. Thanks for the recipe.

  28. jahnu


  29. vanamala

    Looks awesome..love the recipe

  30. Srimathi

    I like how simple the recipe.With just 2 ingredients u have come up with something interesting. The end product looks nice.I rather prefer the stove top over the microwave.

  31. Asha

    YUM! I made this one before, love the aroma and taste, good one Madhu!:)

    It’s adios to Anoop and Lil as I said at FH. Not fair at all since the guy they put back last week was horrible again. Well, people always get African American one first to vote out, then the Asian and then the Latino, so it’s Alison’s turn next I guess! Hahaha!!

    That was really hilarious Asha.

  32. Madhumathi

    Lovely mango squares..Its mango season here..I will try this for sure..

  33. Happy Cook

    Wow they look so perfect and so so delicious.
    Looks like the red halwa ine gets in shop back athome.
    Wish i could just grab a piece.

  34. Priya

    Nice sweet Madhu..Is it possible to make this sweet with ripe mangoes..ie: by extracting the juice of ripe mangoes?

    BTW, I must say that I come to know of so many food events taking place through your entries to the events. 🙂

    You could do that but I don’t the ratio of mango and sugar.

  35. Parita

    i love aam papads, thanks for sharing, the pictures look grt, feeling like grabbing one right now 😆

  36. prathibha

    This is definitely a gift for mango lovers, i always stack up Mango bars with me, but in this season i can even think making on my own..
    Halwa looks great…

  37. Kalyani

    Looks wonderful & tempting ….. very fond of mavidi tandra which we get in india … halwa almost looks like that ……. thanks madhuram….

  38. RedChillies

    Madhuram, the picture is beautiful and the texture and the color of the halwa just stands out! The taste is pure bliss isn’t it? In Bangalore, this is avialable in many of the sweet stores and we are all very fond of it 😆

  39. usha

    looks delicious and lovely color 🙂

  40. Sadhana

    Nice recipe and very excellent photograph. Will definetly try.

  41. Ashwini

    Wow looks awesome. that photo is so tempting. I just bought a can of mango pulp from Indian store. Can’t wait to try this. Yummm

  42. Usha

    The moment I read that it tastes like aam papad, I decided this one is a must try 🙂 Looks fantastic and just perfect …..

  43. Cilantro

    I like anything with mango. Looks soo good . Would just like to grab on to them. Lovely.

  44. mangala bhat

    wow! mindblowing halwas …i am drooling right now ..its soo tempting will give it a try asap 🙂 😉 😉 🙂 :mrgreen:

  45. Madhu / Ruchii

    Gorgeous colour, wish I could grab some.Drool…. 😥

  46. Priya

    Wowww send me some halwa pieces Madhu…just drooling rite now here!

  47. Priya Sriram

    Awesome and apt post for me Madhu! I just love mangoes and this recipe looks very easy! And awesome click too! 🙂

  48. mahimaa

    madhu, just parcel these halwas. the pic is too good.