Did this thought ever come to your mind that word halwa derived from the Arabic word ‘Hulw’? There might be few who might have ever thought about this. The rest would have been associating with the smell of their ‘Daadi’ or ‘Naani’ mom’s kitchen. Well, without any doubt, the tastiest halwas have always been originated from their kitchen. Though, it is believed that the first recipe appeared in the 13th century in the Middle East.
There is various kind of halwas which exist in our desi-household. The list includes: Gajar ka halwa, suji ka halwa, lauki ka halwa, badam halwa, moong-dal halwa, jouzi halwa, pineapple halwa, and there is more than you can add to the list.
The recipe of Banarasi Halwa is a tried and tested one and has always been heaven in the mouth. Try it for yourself and serve your guests the best halwa recipe in the world. Stay tuned for more such mouth-watering recipes.
Are you drooling now? Thinking of what kind can you eat today? Rasoi Raani is here for your help. Unleash your inner chef and let the hands showcase their skill. Go ahead with our special ‘Banaras ka halwa recipe’ and let us know how it turned out.
Banarasi Halwa Recipe:
Total Time: 45 min
Preparation Time: 20 min
- 1 ½ cup pumpkin
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup ghee
- ½ cup khoya
- 2 cup milk
- 1 handful of almonds
- 1 handful of cashews
- ½ teaspoon green cardamom
Step 1: Make A Smoothie Out Of The Pumpkin
Wash your pumpkin properly. Do not leave any COVID-virus or, in fact, any virus traces on it. Peel it. Blend it well till it becomes a smooth paste.
Step 2: Add Pumpkin Blend
Add milk to a pan and keep stirring it. After a while, add your pumpkin blend into it. Keep stirring, and remember you do not have to let the paste stick to the bottom of the pan. Just keep removing it with the spatula. You would start noticing that the blend has cooked and sunk a little. There will be a change in color. Once you see this change, turn off the flame.
Step 3: Add Dry Fruits And Ta-Da! It’s Ready To Be Savored.
Take another pan and add ghee to it. Toss your favorite dry fruits in the pan and stir them a little. After a very fraction of a minute, they are ready to be taken out. Sideways, you can stir the khoya and add sugar. Keep cooking this mixture. Let it blend too. Once done, you can reduce the flame and pour the milk and sprinkle some cardamom powder above. Cherish the halwa your daadi/naani has been serving you.
This recipe is set to take you back to your childhood days for sure. Do let us know how did it turn out for you.
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