Microwave Apple Halwa with Almonds and Chia

Do you love to go apple picking or love to pick them at the store? No matter where you get your apples, this quick and easy recipe is perfect for the fall season!

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Microwave Apple Halwa
#Quick and #easy #recipe for #apple #halwa, an #Indian #dessert with #cardamom, #almonds, #saffron and #chia seed
Apple Halwa for 2

I love the smell of fresh apples in the orchards, and easily get carried away. Once home with all the apples, I start thinking of various recipes to use them in. That is when I thought of making apple halwa that could go with the meal or could be served as dessert.

Growing up in India the traditional meals had the sweet was served as part of the meal. There were specific sweets that were made for each festival. But on other days there was something sweet that went well with the chapatti or puri like a quick halwa made with ripe bananas. That banana halwa laced with cardamom was my favorite.

So I decided to make apple halwa with almonds, cardamom and saffron. I thought of adding the chia seed powder for its health benefits and it also helps absorb the extra moisture in the mixture.

For this easy microwave recipe, I combined all ingredients. I used 3 tablespoons sugar, but you can use honey or agave too. The amount of sweetener will depend on the type of sweetener used and the sweetness of the apples. I used red delicious apples because I had those on hand.

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Step1- combine all ingredients

Microwaved for 5 minutes. Stirred and microwaved again for 5 minutes! That is it!

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Apple Halwa ready in 10 minutes

This is a halwa that I can enjoy warm with my chapati or eat it warm or cool as a dessert.

Microwave Apple Halwa with Almonds and Chia

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients –

  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and grated
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ghee (optional)
  • 4 green cardamom pods, peeled and seeds ground
  • 8 almonds, ground into powder
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon white chia seed powder

To make the Apple Halwa-

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine all the ingredients and microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir well and microwave for another 5 minutes.
  3. Serve it warm or cool.


  • Peel, core and grate the apples when you are ready to make the halwa so they don’t turn too brown.
  • For the apple roses, I brushed thin slices of apple with a mixture of 1 tablespoon apricot jelly and Β½ teaspoon lime juice microwaved for 20 seconds.

Enjoy the fall season with this yummy Apple Halwa!


44 thoughts on “Microwave Apple Halwa with Almonds and Chia

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  1. What a quick, easy and delicious halwa Sandhya. So beautifully presented too. You make so many gorgeous dishes in your microwave and they look simply amazing! Like everyone else, love your apple rosettes and the form of your halwa. Well done, this is tantalizing my taste buds πŸ™‚

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  2. This must be the easiest halwa on earth. You make it so simple Sandhya. Couldn’t take my eyes off the apple rose carved so beautifully.Excellent job my friend πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words!
      I loved the fish curry you have posted. I was drooling reading about it! Yummy!


  3. Your recipes are so interesting, and the photos are perfect! I have pinned this to my “Fall Apple Eats” board at Pinterest. I love the idea of grinding almonds to add to cooked apples. The “roses” are so pretty!


    1. Thank you Zahra. I ha dnot heard of it until I made it either:) Thank you so much for your sweet comment. It does taste great!


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