Halwa poori

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Halwa poori
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CourseBreakfast and Dessert
Place of originNorthern regions of the Indian subcontinent
Region or stateIndian subcontinent
Associated national cuisineIndia, Bangladesh, Pakistan

Halwa Poori (Urdu:حلوہ پوری) (Hindi: हलवा पूरी) is a dish originating in the Indian subcontinent, notably popular in Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani cuisine. The dish consists of poori bread with chana masala, along with halwa.

The food originated in the Northern regions of the Indian subcontinent, mainly in Uttar Pradesh. The dish is also popular in the Terai region of lowland Nepal, especially in the Madheshi community. It is served as prasada by Hindus and Sikhs in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh. Halwa Poori is eaten at all times, but it is usually a part of breakfast and brunch. In Pakistan having Nihari and Halwa Poori in breakfast is famous among the people in Lahore and Karachi.


Halwa poori has developed into a traditional breakfast consisting of a deep fried bread (poori), served with halwa and curries mixed of chickpeas (known locally as 'choley') and potato. Traditional mango pickle and onion pickle are also served along with fresh yogurt.

A variety of bakeries often set up stalls of Halwa Poori for breakfast that offer dine in at the street scene or offer take away. It has become very popular among middle, upper middle and elite classes to enjoy a breakfast of Halwa Poori.