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Friday, September 30, 2011

Dates Halwa

Dates are said to be rich in Iron.U can do this recipe without adding the milk also - just adding Mawa - then reduce the amount of sugar by 1/4 cup and try this recipe.This is one of the fruit desert which is the easiest  one to do.U need just 12-15 mins time in the kitchen.

Dates Halwa


1 tbsp mawa
100 ml full cream milk(made into thick paste with dates and sugar)
25 dates (de-seeded)
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
2 tbsp ghee
3 no.s peeled and blanched almonds or cashews for garnishing

1.Clean and blend dates with milk and boil the blended dates in a pan.
2.When it boils add reduces to half,add mawa and stir-cook for 2-3 mins.
3.When it gets thickened,add green cardamom powder and ghee and cook stirring continuously for 4-6 mins adding a tsp of ghee every min on low-flame.
4.Cook on low flame till ghee oozes.Garnish with almond or cashews in centre of the halwa.


U need to add atleast 2 tbsp ghee for this halwa and the halwa should not thicken too much - U shd stop it when it comes to carrot Halwa like semi-dry.It happens within 12-15 mins of the dish.Otherwise this halwa becomes sticky and harder.


Sobha Shyam said...

thats a yummy halwa using dates, quick and lovely recipe, thanx a lot for the sweet comments at my space..:)

aipi said...

That looks so rich n decadent ~ love that deep gorgeous color!

Anzz said...

That looks very nice. Dates are extremely good for us especially when had with milk they say. Totally energy boosting..!

divya said...

Oh yum. Those look amazing and delicious.

Padma said...

Yummy halwa... love the color too.

Nandinis food said...

The halwa looks lovely! Very nutritious!

SinFoodie said...

The halwa looks very rich.!!