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Name of Event

Deepavali (Diwali) - the festival of lights

Cuisine From



A colorful cardamom & cashew nut sweet.


Yield 6-8
Preparation time 5-10 mins
Cooking time 20-30 mins
Main Ingredient Cardamom & cashew nuts


  • 2 cups maida (All purpose/plain flour) 
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup ghee (clarified butter)
  • A few drops orange colour
  • 10 unsalted cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder 


  • Add enough water to Maida (plain flour) and make a thin batter without any lumps. Add the colour and stir well. Keep aside.
  • Add half cup water to the sugar and bring it to boil. Allow to cook till it reaches one thread consistency. Now slowly pour the maida batter and stir continuously keeping it on low flame. When it starts thickening, add ghee little by little while stirring the halwa. Stir continuously till it leaves the sides of the vessel. Add cardamom powder and fried cashew nuts. Mix well.
  • Tranfer it to a greased plate and cut it into squares.
  • Note: If you want more chewy halwa, then increase the sugar quantity to 4 cups.


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