Apple Halwa

Diwali – the festival of lights is almost here. Every household is prepping for this beautiful festival, so is mine 🙂 Along with cleaning and beautifying your home, preparing some mouth watering delicacies is part of the festive celebration.

Having relocated from California, I felt this Diwali is going to be less fun but I am more than blessed to be spending it with cousins and a college friend 🙂

Today’s recipe is an experiment that turned into a lip-smacking dessert. This will definitely be on my menu for Deepavali meals 🙂

Here is the recipe for Apple Halwa 🙂

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INGREDIENTS:

Apples – 2 (Any type is ok)

Ghee – 4 tsp

Sugar – 1 cup or as required for the sweetness

Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp

For Garnishing:

Cashews – few (chopped finely)

Almonds – few (chopped finely)

METHOD:

Peel the apples, chop them roughly and cook till soft with enough water.

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Once soft, turn off heat and allow to cool down.

Then blend it into a soft paste by adding not more than 1/4 cup of water.

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Now, in a thick bottomed vessel, heat ghee on a very medium flame.

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Add the blended apple mixture and sugar. Mix well.

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On a medium-low flame, keep stirring the mixture until ghee starts leaving the sides and you get the halwa texture.

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Once done, turn off heat and add cardamom powder. Mix well.

Prepare the garnishing by frying the chopped cashews and almonds in ghee. Add the garnish to the halwa.

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Apple halwa is ready to be served.

Serve hot or cold to satisfy a sweet tooth 🙂

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