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Dry fruits halwa

easy and tasty dry fruits burfi
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Dates paste:

  • 1 cup Dates
  • 1 cup hot water


  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 1/4 cup cashew
  • 1/4 cup pistachio
  • 1/4 cup walnut
  • 1/4 cup almonds

Corn flour slurry:

  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Ghee 1/4 cup
  • 1 tablespoon + 1/2 tablespoon raisins
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar


  • Firstly, place parchment paper on 8*8 square pan and add little ghee
  • Soak dates in hot water for at least 15 minutes till the data turned soft
  • Add teaspoon of ghee and roast all the mixed nuts for 3 minutes or until the nuts turns aromatic and well roasted
  • Transfer to a plate and let them cool
  • In a mixing bowl add cornflour, water, mix well and prepare a lump-free slurry
  • After the nuts are cool, pulse them and keep them aside
  • Grind the dates along with water into a fine paste
  • In a heavy-bottomed pan add ghee when ghee turns hot, add raisins and roast, save half of the raisins for later
  • Add the ground dates and saute for 3 minutes
  • Furthermore, add sugar and mix well, cook for 4 minutes
  • Add the mixed nuts, give a quick mix
  • Furthermore, add slurry and mix well
  • Add cardamom powder,brown sugar, mix well
  • Cook the mixture in low- medium flame for around 15 minutes until the mixtures come together as a mass leaving the pan
  • Finally, add the remaining roasted raisins and continue cooking
  • Cook till the mixture turns nonsticky and the ghee starts separating out
  • Transfer the halwa to the greased tray and let it sit for at least 30 minutes
  • Cut them into the desired size and serve dry fruits burfi


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  1. I have soaked dates to turn them soft. Before grinding make sure dates is soft, and water is not hot
  2. Corn flour helps to cut the halwa into soft burfi. You can skip it
  3. I have coarse ground nuts but you can powder them according to your choice
  4. Cook halwa in low- medium flame. Avoid high flame
  5. Ghee oozes out after preparing halwa. You can reduce the ghee quantity but halwa tastes best with this much ghee
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