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Saib Ka Halva
Apple Halva


- 6-5 apples 
- 1/2 to 1 cup sugar (according to the taste)
- 1\2 cup ghee
- 100g. blanched almond, cut into sliver
- 30 g. green raisins, soaked and drained

- 50 g. unsalted pistachio nuts, cut into slivers 
- seeds from 8 green cardamoms

- 1\2 tsp. ground cardamom
- few drops of kewra essence (optional)

1. Peel and finely shred the apples.
2. Heat ghee in a heavy based pan and add cardamom seeds. Stirring all the time, fry these for few minutes and Add shredded apple and fry on medium heat for 5-8 minutes until it is soft and almost tender and ghee leaves the side of the pan.
3. Add sugar and ground cardamom. Stirring frequently cook for 10 to 15 minutes until nearly all the water has evaporated.

4. Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee in a frying pan and fry the nuts. Add the fried nuts and kewra to the halva and mix well.
5. Serve hot with Poori and Cholay.