Monday, November 12, 2012

Walnut (Akhrot) Halwa

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!


  1. Belated diwali wishes to you and your family. Super delicious halwa,never tried halwa with walnut,cant wait to make some.

  2. the lovely lady is back... :)

    v made 7 cup cake and beetroot halwa.. wanna try?

  3. looks yummy!