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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Custard Powder Halwa Recipe - A Quick & Easy Halwa

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Custard Powder Halwa
Ingredients
Vanilla Custard Powder - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 & 1/2 cups
Water - 2 cups
Cardamom 2 powdered finely
Chopped cashew nuts - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Ghee - 3 tbsp
Saffron crushed for garnish (optional)
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Custard Powder Halwa
Method
Grease a tray with ghee & keep it ready.
Take a non stick pan add the custard powder & sugar.
Pour water & whisk it well to make sure there are no lumps & sugar has completely dissolved.
Now switch on the stove in medium low flame keep stirring,the 1st stage is the mixture has started to form a jelly texture.
The second stage is the whole mixture has turned transparent & looks shiny.
Make sure the raw smell has disappeared,now add the cardamom powder & mix.
From this stage start adding the ghee little by little & keep mixing till the whole mixture leaves the sides off the pan.
Now add the cashew nuts,give a quick mix.
Pour this into a greased tray,sprinkle the crushed saffron on top if using.
Cool the halwa for at least an hour.
Cut it into desired shapes & serve.
Note:
a)Adding yellow food colour is optional.
b)This halwa stays fresh for a week in fridge.
c)Mixed nuts of your choice can also be added.
d) Cashews nuts can be fried in ghee & then can be added too.
e) Non stick pan works better for making this sweet.

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