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Khajoor Ka Halwa
Date Halwa


- 1 1/2 cups dates
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup ghee

- 1 cup khoya (optional)
- 50 g. blanched almonds, cut into slices
- 30 g. unsalted and roasted cashew nuts, roughly chopped
- 30 g. walnuts, roughly chopped  
- 1 tsp. ground cardamom
- silver leaf (varak) for decoration (optional)

- few drops of kewra (optional)

1.Wash and remove the seeds of the dates. Put the dates in a food processor and grind to a smooth paste.
2. Place milk, date paste and sugar in a heavy based sauce pan and stir well to combine milk, dates and sugar. 3. Stirring frequently cook for 20 to 30 minute or until all the water from milk has evaporated and the dates begin to stick to the bottom of the pan.
4. Add the ghee, almonds, walnuts, cashew nuts, ground cardamom, khoya and kewra, if using.
5. Stirring continuously, fry the date mixture until the ghee is first absorbed by the dates and then released. The halwa is ready when ghee begins to separate.
6. Transfer to a serving dish and decorate with silver leaf. Serve hot or cold.
7. Try our Gajur Ka Halwa