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APF Fudge | Maida Burfi | Halkova | Palkova

Halkova is a sweet made of all-purpose flour, sugar, and ghee.

The best memories usually are from our childhood.. most of the moments I fondly cherish belong to the time we lived in Kadur. Kadur is a small town in Karnataka. During our childhood, the first shops that we visit on our own are the small shops present near our schools and homes.

These shops contain a variety of sweets, chocolates, and cute stationery. Every time I went to such shops, it was only to buy one thing, Halkova… which to this day I am very fond of. Every day on the way back from school I would definitely buy halkova.

I clearly remember that for two rupees I would get four pieces, which I would enjoy on my way home. Observing this my father once bought a whole box of Halkova for me from the shop I visited every day.

After we moved to Andhra Pradesh, I searched a lot for Halkova..but nothing matched the texture and taste of what I used to eat in Kadur. That is when I started searching for its recipe, here is the recipe of halkova for all those people who miss it.


‍I have tried it a few times to get the correct texture.. so I think I have got it right, now.

The measuring cups I used are standard 1 cup( 250 ml) and 1/2 cup(125 ml).

The ratio of All-purpose flour to sugar is 1:1 and ghee is half of that i.e 1 standard cup of all-purpose flour and 1 standard cup of sugar, and the ghee is 1/2 cup.


  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour (maida ).
  2. 1 cup powdered sugar.
  3. ½ cup ghee ( clarified butter ).
  4. ¼ tsp cardamom powder.


Step 1

  1. In a pan, add ½ a cup of ghee.
  2. Once the ghee melts, add all-purpose flour.
  3. Mix well with ghee and roast on low flame for around 8-10 minutes or until a nice aroma comes.
  4. Switch off the flame and let the mixture cool until it is warm and not hot nor cold.

Step 2

  1. Take a parchment paper and apply ghee or oil on it.
  2. Put that greased parchment paper into a box and set aside.

Step 3

  1. Take the all-purpose flour and ghee mixture into a bowl.
  2. Add in the sugar gradually, and start mixing. Stop adding the sugar when it reaches your sweetness level.
  3. As you add sugar it gets difficult to mix it with a spoon, now is the time to knead it with your hand.
  4. Add 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder.
  5. Knead until it looks like a dough.
  6. Now put this kneaded mixture into a box lined with parchment paper.
  7. Level it using a spoon.
  8. Refrigerate for 15 mins or leave it on the counter for 2 hours.
  9. After it sets, cut it into cubes. And the fudge/halkova/palkova is ready.

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