KHAJUR HALWA



Khajur halwa is a delicious sweet made using dried dates and milk. Dates are rich sources of iron, vitamins and minerals and hence this sweet is packed with health benefits as well. The recipe uses just a handful of ingredients and gets done in a span of about 30 minutes. A small amount of sugar has been used in the recipe but you can omit it to make the sweet healthier. This might not alter the taste much as dates are naturally sweet.

Ingredients

30 no. dried dates
½ litre milk
½ cup sugar
1 tbsp ghee
3 to 4 tbsp chopped nuts (cashews, walnuts, pistachios, raisins)
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
2 tbsp sliced almonds and chopped dates (for garnishing)

Method

  • Remove the seeds from the dates, wash with water and place them in a bowl.
  • Add milk and let the dates soak for about half an hour.
  • Transfer the dates-milk mix to a pan and bring to a boil. Continue cooking till most of the milk has evaporated and the dates have turned soft.
  • Allow this to cool down completely and grind to a fine paste.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add the chopped nuts. Roast till they turn golden and set aside in a plate. 
  • Add the pureed dates mix to the same pan and add sugar.
  • Mix well and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Finally add the roasted nuts and cardamom powder and mix well. 
  • Cook for 2 or 3 minutes and switch off the gas. Khajur halwa is now ready.
  • Transfer the halwa into bowls, garnish with sliced almonds and chopped dates and serve hot or cold. If you are serving it cold, then allow it to cool down and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Sending this sweet to Feast of Sacrifice @ My healthy happy kitchen, Milk sweet recipes @ My culinary creations and Recipe junction's Festive food hosted @ Cuisine delights 


18 comments:

  1. Dates are always in our pantry and it is so handy to make halwa, you used very little amount of ghee?
    My dad will love this…

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  2. Halwa looks simply delicious and mouthwatering. Excellent preparation.
    Deepa

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  3. absolutely delicious khejur halwa.

    Today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com/2012/10/punjabi-style-aloo-paratha.html

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  4. Mashallah, this sounds absolutely delicious..........never heard of it before.

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  5. Irresistible and super delicious halwa,inviting.

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  6. Wow!Yummy..

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  7. Thanks for linking this delicious halwa.

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  8. This is awesome and very new recipe, I hope to try this with almond milk to make a vegan version...

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  9. Yummy...First Time to your Blog..

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