Apple Halva
Recipe Type: Dessert
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Serves: 3-4
Halva is a popular Indian sweet dish, very similar to a pudding made with either a type of flour, ground nut, vegetable or fruit as base.
  • 3 cups peeled, grated green apples (Can use any variety of apple. I had easy access to green)
  • 1 teaspoon ghee (clarified butter) + 1½ teaspoon
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon crushed cardamom seeds
  • 2 tablespoon cashews (break into smaller pieces)
  • 2 tablespoon golden raisins
  • Water as needed
  1. In a thick bottom saucepan or wok add 1 teaspoon ghee. Turn the heat on. As ghee begins to melt add grated apples. Stir well.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes. If the apples are too sweet it will begin to stick to the bottom of the pan. Add upto ½ cup of water (depending on how ripe the apples are), replace the lid and cook until the apple is soft and form a loose ball. Approximately 10-15 minutes.
  3. Add sweetened condensed milk. Stir everything well together, scraping the sides of the pan if something's sticking on it.
  4. Cook for another 8-10 minutes on medium low heat until all the liquid is evaporated and the halwa turns into a golden brown, shiny, loose mass.
  5. In the meantime heat the remaining 1½ teaspoon of ghee and fry the cashews and raisins until the cashews are lightly golden and raisins are puffed.
  6. Add fried cashews, raisins and crushed cardamom seeds to the halwa. Mix everything well together and serve either hot or cooled down, as per taste.
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