Cook's Hideout: Chocolate Bread Halwa

August 20, 2007

Chocolate Bread Halwa

I made this as an afternoon dessert over the weekend. I wanted to have something fast and didn’t have the patience to prep anything. I used ingredients on hand. The end result was creamy and delicious Indian style chocolate pudding. I made it using whole grain white bread and low fat milk, to make it a little healthy.

Bread – 4 slices
Milk – 1¼ cups, heated for 2 mins in the microwave
Sweetened Condensed milk – 3 tbsp
Sugar – 3 tbsp (more or less per taste)
Dark chocolate – 4 oz. chopped fine
Ghee (or butter) – 2 tbsp + 1 tsp
Cashews – 2 tbsp
Raisins – 2 tbsp
Elaichi – 1 tsp
  • Sauté cashews and raisins in 1 tsp ghee.
  • Cut and discard the brown part on the bread and chop each slice into 4-6 bite size pieces. Heat the remaining 2 tbsp ghee on medium low flame, shallow fry the bread pieces till nice and golden. Remove and keep aside.
  • Add both milk to the same pan. Add sugar; bring the mixture to a simmer on medium flame, mixing well till sugar dissolves.
  • Add the chopped chocolate, elaichi and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Slowly add fried bread slices, mix well. Cook for another 5 minutes. Garnish with fried cashews and raisins (and little bit of shaved white chocolate).


  1. Looks great. Do we add the milk to the same pan with left-over ghee?

  2. Thanks Roopa.. Do try it and enjoy.

    Thanks Suganya. You can add the milk to the same pan, but after frying the bread, there is usually not much ghee left.

  3. i'm a bread addict and chocolate addict. this recipe is tailor made for me. hugs and i'll let yo know if my pants stop fitting me after eating tonnes of this.

  4. wow Pavani,nice twist with chocolate.My mom used to make bread halwa similarly

  5. Pavani...that looks so wonderful...I love bread halwa so much...thanks for sharing your version..


  6. hi ..nice recipie,is it not double-ka-meetha but with choc flavour??? will try for sure

  7. Oh! My kids will flip!:))

  8. you seemed to have changed your looks good. the chocolate halwa looks killer. very tempting and nice.

  9. When I first read the title of the post I am like.... bread and chocolate and halwa.... since when did all of these come together????

    I am going to try this soon!

  10. Chocolate in bread halwa seems good to me!!! Good recipe..

  11. So easy and so good!
    When you are not in a mood to put in even these many efforts, try this... Take some milk, add sugar to it and crumble 1-2 slices of white bread in it. You can have it cold or a little warm.Tastes so good and satisfies the sweet cravings!

  12. What a great recipe!I looooove chocolate and always have bread waiting to get stale!.How do you come up with a recipe like this??

  13. Hi pavani, I too can keep raving about thai food forever!! so you try the pad thai and I'm gonna try this bread chocolate halwa!!

    great concept!



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