Dates and Nuts Halwa

“Easy Dates and Nuts Halwa is easy to make and taste absolutely delicious. This recipe is sure going to brighten your festival season”

Dates and Nuts Halwa

Festive season is upon us. Navarathri is coming right now, later diwali. All we need to make out festive occasions even brighter is some easy delicious sweets.

Sweets like halwa or barfi or even a simple kheer would brighten those special occasions.

Check out my Most popular halwa recipes

  1. Sooji Halwa
  2. Beetroot Halwa
  3. Carrot Halwa
  4. Moong Dal Halwa

You will need a total of 30 mins to make this halwa. You can soak the nuts in milk for less time if you want. But make sure you grind till smooth. If you don’t have much time on hand then this halwa is best.

Dates and Nuts Halwa

Few Tips and Tricks:

1)You can soak nuts and dates for 1 hour for better grinding.
2)Grind the paste coarse if you want halwa with little texture.
3)Add ghee little at a time and keep cooking.
4)You can add more dates if you want to reduce sugar.
5)This halwa taste good the next day,
6)You can add cardamom powder if you like that flavour.
7)Adding a little saffron would enhance the flavour.

HOW TO MAKE DATES AND NUTS HALWA:

  • Soak nuts and dates in warm milk
  • Puree them till smooth.
  • Cook it in little ghee.
  • Add sweetener of your choice
  • Add ghee little at a time and keep cooking.
  • Cook till it leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Add flavourings if you need.
  • Serve.

Dates and Nuts Halwa

What all Nuts can you use for this halwa?

You can use any nuts as you like and as you can afford.

  • Cashews and Almonds are best since it adds so much taste to the halwa
  • Pistachios add a rich flavour
  • Dates adds nice sweetness
  • Raisins and sultanas can be added for extra sweetness
  • Addition of figs and apricots adds texture to the halwa.

Dates and Nuts Halwa

Hope you will give this a try and let me now how it turns out for you.

Check out my chewy and  jelly like halwas too cornflour halwa or custard powder halwa.

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Delicious dates and nuts halwa made using mixed nuts and dates. Easy and perfect sweet to make for this diwali.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6 servings

Ingredients
  • Mixed Nuts – 2 cups (I used a mix of cashews, pistachios, walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts)
  • Dates – 10
  • Brown Sugar or Palm Sugar – ½ cup
  • Warm Milk – 1½ cup
  • Ghee – ¼ cup

Instructions
  1. Take nuts and dates in a bowl, Add in warm milk and let it soak for 30 mins.
  2. Now take it in a blender and puree till smooth.
  3. Heat 1 tblsp ghee in a kadai. Add in pureed nuts. Saute for 5 mins on low heat till the raw smell leaves.
  4. Now add in sugar or jaggery and mix well. Keep cooking on low heat till sugar melts and halwa thickens.
  5. Now add ghee little at a time and keep cooking till halwa leaves the sides of the pan. It will take around 8 to 10 mins.
  6. Serve warm.

Notes
1)You can soak nuts and dates for 1 hour for better grinding.
2)Grind the paste coarse if you want halwa with little texture.
3)Add ghee little at a time and keep cooking.
4)You can add more dates if you want to reduce sugar.
5)This halwa taste good the next day,
6)You can add cardamom powder if you like that flavour.
7)Adding a little saffron would enhance the flavour.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ cup Calories: 350

 

Pictorial:

1)Take walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios and almonds

2)Add warm milk

3)Add in dates and let it soak for 30 mins

4)Take it in a blender

5)Puree till smooth

6)Heat ghee in a kadai

7)Add in nuts and dates puree

8)Saute till the raw smell leaves

9)Cook till raw smell leaves

10)Add in brown sugar or jaggery

11)Mix well

12)Saute till it gets thick and glossy

13)Cook on low heat till it thickens

14)Add in ghee little at a time.

15)Mix well and cook till it thickens.

16)Cook till the halwa leaves the sides of the pan.

17)Now it is done

18)Serve

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