Dates Halwa Recipe

Halwa is a traditional Indian dessert that resembles a pudding in consistency in texture. What makes the halwa super delicious is the fact that the ingredients are roasted in ghee while making it, which imparts a delicious flavor to the dish while allowing the other ingredients to impart maximum flavor as well. It is usually made with granular or powdered ingredients like sooji/rava (semolina), atta (wheat), besan, ground moong dal, and more. One such halwa variant is the dates halwa or khajur halwa.

As the name suggests, this halwa uses ground dates that are soaked in milk to make them soft, delicious, and easy to grind. Much like other halwa recipes, this one too uses delicious aromatic spices like cardamom and saffron. Follow the instruction below to whip up a rich dates halwa at home!

 

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Dates Halwa Recipe
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Course Desserts, Sweets
Cuisine Indian
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Course Desserts, Sweets
Cuisine Indian
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Instructions
  1. Chop the dates into small pieces roughly.
  2. Boil the milk and keep the dates soaked in the hot milk till the dates become soft. Allow it to cool.
  3. Drain and grind the dates, sugar, elachi with little milk which was used for soaking in a mixer till it becomes a fine lump-free paste.
  4. Heat a non-stick kadai. Add the entire ground mixture with the remaining milk in the kadai and stir continuously. Add ghee once the mixture starts thickening. Stir well.
  5. The mixture will start darkening and leaving the sides of the pan and eventually become of semi-thick halwa consistency.
  6. Fry 10 broken cashews in a tablespoon of ghee till they become golden brown colour. Spread the cashews over the halwa. Serve hot.

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