Walnut Halwa

Walnut Halwa  – a rich, decadent dessert made from walnuts.

Walnut Halwa is a delicious dessert made from walnuts. This is specially made during winters as walnuts are known to keep the body warm. This also makes for a perfect dessert for festivals. Walnuts are coarsely ground and then roasted for sometime before cooking them in milk and mawa. Generally, sugar is used to make walnut halwa. But I have used jaggery in this recipe, thus making it healthier. Here goes the recipe for walnut halwa.

Ingredients

3 cups of walnut (akhrot)
1 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)
2 cups of milk (doodh)
1 cup of khoya (mawa)
2 cups of jaggery (gud), grated or broken into small pieces.
1 tsp cardamom powder (elaichi powder)
2 to 3 tsp of chopped pistachios (pista) for garnishing
Edible Silver leaf for garnishing (chandi ka vark)  (optional)

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Walnut Halwa

Method

  • Firstly, blend the walnuts to a coarse powder.
  • Heat ghee in a pan.
  • Add powdered walnuts.
  • Saute for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Now, add milk.
  • Cook the mixture on a low flame, stirring continuously.
  • Add mawa to the mixture.
  • Keep stirring continuously.
  • When the mixture starts thickening, add jaggery.
  • Keep stirring till the mixture gets thick. 
  • When the mixture starts leaving the sides of the pan, add cardamom powder.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Grease a tray with ghee.
  • Transfer the mixture to the greased tray and spread evenly using a spatula.
  • Garnish with chopped pistachios.
  • You can also garnish with edible silver leaf. 
  • Allow it to cool completely.
  • You can refrigerate the halwa before cutting into pieces.
  • After it cools completely. cut into desired shapes.
  • Walnut Halwa is ready to be served.

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