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Dates are rich in fibers and one can easily digest them. Researchers showed that dates can also be helpful in curing certain abdominal diseases including abdominal cancer.Some other advantages of eating dates include treating constipation, prevention against night blindness and improving health of eyes, and a solution for alcoholic intoxication.

khajoorkahalwa thumb Khajoor Ka Halwa (by chef Zakir): Recipe

Ingredients Of date Halwa

  • 1/2 kg dates, washed and deseeded
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 250 gm khoya
  • 1/2 cup semolina (sooji)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 50 gm almonds, chopped
  • 50 gm pistachio, chopped
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp kewra

Cooking Method Of Date Halwa

  • Put dates in chopper and chop it for 1-2 minutes till it form a roughly paste.
  • Heat ghee in a wok and add chopped dates in it. Cook it on low heat.
  • In other pan take 3tbsp ghee and add semolina in it. Cook on low heat till it changes it color into light golden. Stir continually otherwise it will burn.
  • Now add cooked semolina in dates. Add kewra, sugar and honey. Mix it all well. Stir continually.
  • When all things are well combined then add 1/2 cup of water. When water dries out then add chopped almonds and pistachios.
  • Add khoya and 1/2 cup of water and cook till halwa leaves the oil.
  • Serve hot or cold. Garnish it with chopped nuts.

Tip: For good results always make halwas on low medium heat and stir it continually.

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  • James

    Neel, thanks. Great recipe. I modified it only a little for US – khoya is Ricotta Cheese with most of the moisture taken out. About 20 minutes in low heat in a non-stick pan and you have Khoya.

    Also, to make a paste of the dates, I used a little evaporated milk in the food processor. Don’t over-blend.

    If the prescribed amount of kewra is too overpowering for you, use less, I used 1/4 and it had the sweet aroma without the overpowering smell.

    Thanks again Neel.

    • http://www.neelscorner.com Neel

      its my pleasure if u like it. and i always said that you can always modify the recipe according to your taste and your liking.