Diwali is here! I believe the houses are lavishly filled with sweet delicacies and are impressively lit up with decorative lights. Living in the hostel, had me separated from my beloved cooking and blogging. I am home now to celebrate the festival with this delightful sweet recipe!
‘Akhrot’, meaning Walnut is a wrinkled, brain-like nut that is contained in a very hard shell. For this Diwali, I chose to deal with this ‘Nut’ and make him sweet :P Most of you know about the impressive benefits of this super nut . It contains the omega 3 and antioxidants that is good for your brain.
So when life gives you 'SO MUCH' of walnuts , then try this recipe :)
You will need:
2 Cups of Walnuts, de-shelled and chopped
1 Cup of Milk, Warm
2 Cups of Brown Sugar
0.5 Cup of Ghee (clarified butter)
A pinch of salt
3 Cardamom pods, Powdered
Soak the walnuts in the warm milk for a couple of hours
Then grind the soaked nuts with the milk in a blender to a smooth paste
Heat quarter cup of ghee in a heavy bottom vessel. Add the blended walnut mixture.
Stir in the brown sugar and mix thoroughly without forming lumps. Add the remaining ghee a spoon at a time while stirring. This will keep the halwa from sticking to the vessel.
In a low flame, keep stirring the mixture for about 20 minutes or until the mixture comes together as a solid mass. Turn off the heat.
Sprinkle the cardamom powder and mix well.
My Tip: You can add 'Praline' , caramelized nut nuggets to this mixture in the end and make it an extraordinary Halwa :D
Wish you all a very prosperous and joyous Diwali!