Saturday, 2 March 2013

Dry Fruit Halwa

Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye…


1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts,
½ cup coarsely chopped cashewnuts,
½ cup raisins,
1 litre full fat milk (you can also use 150 grams of khoya instead),
200 grams sugar,
1.5 tsp ghee,
Desiccated coconut


Lightly toast the chopped cashewnuts.

Heat one teaspoon of ghee in a non-stick pan and pour in the milk. Cook till the milk evaporates stirring constantly and is almost dry. If using khoya, just bhuno the khoya for sometime.

Now add the sugar and cook till the sugar is dissolved. Add the nuts and raisins and mix well.

Grease a steel plate with the remaining ghee and pour the mixture on the plate. Flatten it with the bottom of a small katori. Cool in the refrigerator. Once cool, cut into desired shapes with a sharp knife. If it is too sticky dredge the pieces in desiccated coconut. The photograph has the undredged version as after dredging all you can see is the desiccated coconut.