The inspiration for this halwa is the classic Sikh preparation called 'karha prashad.' This halwa has the addition of cardamom, raisins, and nuts. My kids love this halwa on a cold day as a snack after school.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the ghee in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat; cook the cashews and raisins in the melted ghee until the raisins plump and the cashews are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove the cashews and raisins from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the flour to the pan and roast till brown and nutty, about 10 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, bring the water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves to make a clear syrup. Stir the cardamom into the syrup; slowly pour over the roasted flour, stirring as you pour to avoid lumps. Continue cooking until the halwa pulls away from the sides of the pan, about 5 minutes more. Transfer to a serving dish and spread into an even layer; sprinkle the cashews and raisins over the halwa to serve.

Nutrition Facts

300.2 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 41.4g 13% DV; fat 15g 23% DV; cholesterol 32.8mg 11% DV; sodium 31.7mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2010
I really didn't know to expect when I made this and I was wonderfully suprised. I didn't have cashews I only had hazelnuts so I improvised with those other than that I cut the recipe in half as there were only 2 of us. This is the perfect dessert after a spicy Indian meal. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2010
Mine turned out very oily. I could taste the ghee. Very greasy! I also found it too sweet. I would look for another recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2010
I really didn't know to expect when I made this and I was wonderfully suprised. I didn't have cashews I only had hazelnuts so I improvised with those other than that I cut the recipe in half as there were only 2 of us. This is the perfect dessert after a spicy Indian meal. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2010
Mine turned out very oily. I could taste the ghee. Very greasy! I also found it too sweet. I would look for another recipe. Read More
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