Wheat bran Halwa/Porridge

Halwa final


This halwa can be made instantly whenever you feel like having some sweets. This dish is not much on sweet and fat. I know wheat bran is not tasty by itself but adding it in sweet makes it tastier and fiber rich.

Health Benefits:

Most grains, like wheat and oats, have a hard outer layer. When they are processed, this layer becomes a byproduct, and is called bran. In the case of processing wheat to make wheat flour, one gets miller’s or wheat bran. Wheat bran is packed with nutrition, and offers many dietary benefits.

Serves: 2-3
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20-30 minutes


  • Wheat bran-1cup
  • Brown sugar/jaggery-1/2 to 3/4 cup (as sweet desired)
  • Water- 1cup
  • Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp
  • Soya spread-2-3tbsp (can also substitute with butter)


  • Chopped nuts


  • Roast wheat bran for 2-3minutes and set aside.
  • Combine water, brown sugar/jaggery and bring it
  • Now stir in roasted wheat bran little at a time.
  • Continue to cook on a low flame until it slightly thickens and gives nice aroma.
  • As it thickens stir in soya spread/butter, cardamom powder mix well until combined.

Garnish with nuts and serve warm.


  • Sweet can be balanced as per the taste.
  • Wheat bran flakes will have slightly bitter taste so sugar can increased if desired.

I am bringing this to Anhie’s FF#39; Mary’s Real Food Friday #61


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on October 23, 2014, in Indian, Sweets. Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegroโ„ข.


  2. That looks so delicious and easy to make! Thanks for introducing it to me!


  3. What a nice way to use wheat bran….Awesome ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. A very Healthy Option! Good way to increase one’s dietary fibre! ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. I wonder Chitra, How make all the foods more healthy ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


  6. Your take on Tirunelveli Halwa? ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. This looks really yummy chitra ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Looks quite tasty. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.


  9. Chitra, thank you for bringing this delicious and healthful treat for all of us at Angie’s birthday bash. You know I love your recipes. Thanks so much.


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