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LOKi Ka Halva
Marrow Halva


- 2 kg. loki (marrow) , peeled and finely grated 
- 1\2 tsp. ground cardamom
- 3\4 cup sugar or according to the taste
- 3\4 cup ghee
- seeds from 8 green cardamoms
- 150 g. condenced milk
- 1 1\2 cup khoya or 1cup powder milk

- 100g. blanched almond, cut into sliver

- 50 g. unsalted pistachio nuts, cut into slivers 
- few drops of kewra essence (optional)

1.Place the grated marrow, ground cardamom and 1\2 cup of water in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat.
2. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the marrow is tender and all the water has evaporated.
3. Add sugar, stir gently and cook uncovered for about 8-12 minutes or until all the moisture has evaporated.

4. Heat ghee in a heavy based pan and add cardamom seeds. Stirring all the time, fry for few minutes. Add marrow mixture and fry on medium heat for 5-8 minutes, until it is light brown.
5. Add condense milk, stirring constantly, cook for 5 minutes. Then add khoya or powder milk and dry fruit. Stirring constantly cook for 3-5 minutes. Add kewra stir once, cover and turn off the heat.  
. Serve warm.