Bombay Paper Halwa / Ice Halwa

By: Prasanna| Published: 4:29:00 AM

A new post after a long gap....a sweet post for a special occasion...Bombay Ice Halwa/Paper Halwa!!

Lately,I didn't post any new recipes here,I was very tied-up with family needs. Finally,after a long gap I could make and post something nice...that too for a special occasion...that's my baby's first Bday!!
Yaay...finally a big long wait of 365 days is over...any my baby turned 1!!

Bombay Ice Halwa Paper Halwa Festive Sweet

I loved this paper halwa/Ice Halwa,since my childhood days. We used to buy this a lot,but never understood how to make it!
Its called Paper Halwa,as its very thin like paper thin,ideally when you buy from sweet shops.
I dont know why its Ice Halwa,as I got to know about this name recently.

The basic idea of this recipe is of Swati Pol. I did some small modifications to it,as I wanted little crunch to it instead of soft halwa,and came out awesome!
You can use the recipe as it is or with the modifications,either way the recipe is perfect.
A very good sweet for festive season too.
Try this!!


Bombay Paper Halwa / Ice Halwa
  • 1/2 Cup Maida / All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Ghee / Clarified Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Rose / Kewra Essence
  • 2 Tablespoons (Optional) Sooji Fine
  • 1/4 Cup Dry Fruits Sliced,finely (Almonds,Cashews,Pistachios)
  • 1 Tablespoon Additional Ghee
  • Food Color(I used yellow) Optional
Slice all dry fruits,finely,making thin slices.Keep aside.
Take two aluminum foil sheets.Grease them with ghee and keep aside.
Ina heavy bottom pan,mix maida,sugar,milk,ghee,sooji and on medium flame cook it.
After 10-15 minutes,add rose/kewra essence and food color to it.
As you cook all the ingredients will form a dough ball and it will start coming together.
Cook further on medium to low flame,till it will form a nice ball of dough which you can spread on the sheet.
Add 1 Tablespoon of ghee to it. MIx well.
Let it cool for 5 minutes.
Take the dough ball on one aluminum sheet and cover with other aluminum sheet and roll with a rolling pin to smooth the top.
Spread the dry fruit slices,roll with rolling pin again,covered with aluminum sheet and let it cool.
When cooled completely make pieces and serve
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 20 Pieces


  • Let the Halwa cool off completely before making pieces.
  • You can skip rava / sooji.


Hi, I'm Prasanna!

I will be the first one to admit that I am an accidental food blogger. I love trying out new recipes and giving them a twist of my own. Hope you enjoy trying out the recipes ... do leave me your valuable feedback 😊

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