Easy Mango Halwa Recipe

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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. Divya Vikram

    Looks gorgeous!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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  6. vanamala

    Looks awesome..love the recipe

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Madhumathi

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Parita

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

  13. 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…

  14. Kalyani

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

  15. 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 😆

  16. usha

    looks delicious and lovely color 🙂

  17. Sadhana

    Nice recipe and very excellent photograph. Will definetly try.

  18. 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

  19. Usha

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

  20. Cilantro

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

  21. mangala bhat

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

  22. Madhu / Ruchii

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

  23. Priya

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

  24. Priya Sriram

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

  25. mahimaa

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