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 🙂
Apples – 2 (Any type is ok)
Ghee – 4 tsp
Sugar – 1 cup or as required for the sweetness
Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
Cashews – few (chopped finely)
Almonds – few (chopped finely)
Peel the apples, chop them roughly and cook till soft with enough water.
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.
Now, in a thick bottomed vessel, heat ghee on a very medium flame.
Add the blended apple mixture and sugar. Mix well.
On a medium-low flame, keep stirring the mixture until ghee starts leaving the sides and you get the halwa texture.
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.
Apple halwa is ready to be served.
Serve hot or cold to satisfy a sweet tooth 🙂