Anjeer halwa

Posted on August 25, 2009. Filed under: Sweets | Tags: , , , |

A sumptuous halwa to which the addition of ground almonds lends a smooth texture.

Cooking Time : 20 mins.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

Serves 4.

24 nos. (200 grams) dried figs (anjeer)
3 tablespoons ghee
1/2 cup almonds, blanched, peeled and powdered
1/3 cup milk powder
4 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon cardamom (elaichi) powder
For the garnish
2 tablespoons slivered almonds
1. Cook the figs in boiling water for about 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and puree them in a food processor. Keep aside.
2. Heat the ghee in a heavy bottomed pan, add the powdered almonds and saute over a medium flame for about 2 minutes.
3. Add the pureed figs, milk powder, sugar with 1/2 cup of water and cook for about 5 minutes till the sugar has dissolved, stirring continuously.
4. Add the cardamom powder and mix well.
5. Serve hot, garnished with slivered almonds.

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