Glass Halwa – Sweet dish

Sounds different doesn’t it? Glass and halwa….is that even edible..hehe it sure is! It’s made with Agar Agar a gelatinous substance that is transparent. The halwa made with it is transparent too hence the name “Glass Halwa”. With only 4 ingredients, halwa is made in an instant, its light and delicious. Agar Agar is available in most Indian Stores. It looks like this:

You will need:

½ cup Agar Agar cut into small pcs.
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 tsp cardamom powder
5 cups water

Use one measuring cup for Agar-Agar, water and sugar. Bring water to a boil and add the cut agar agar. Sitr till it dissolves completely. Then add the sugar and stir till it dissolves. Add cardamom powder in the end and pour hot liquid into a shallow dish or serving bowls.

Let cool for a minute and then set in the refrigerator till firm for atleast 3-4 hours.

Cut into slices and serve chilled.


  1. Chinese grass!!:D
    I like it too, almost like colorless Jell-O!

  2. thats quite new to me. looking at agar agar for the first time. have to search for the in the store.


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