In this ‘Easy Diwali Sweets’ recipe series, Halwa – dense and sweet, is popular not only in Indian cuisine but also in Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines.
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This recipe is courtesy of Venusitas and was first published in Flavours magazine.
- 1.25litres water
- 750g corn flour
- 2.25kg sugar
- 750g ghee
- 150g almonds, roughly chopped
- 150g raisins, roughly chopped
- 100g cashews, roughly chopped
- Over medium heat, boil the water in a pan, then add the flour, mixing well. Slowly pour in the sugar and cook till it dissolves, stirring frequently.
- Add the remaining ingredients, stirring all the while to prevent lumps. Cook till the mixture thickens and begins to come away from the sides of the pan.
- Remove from heat, pour the mixture into a tray and leave to cool. Once cool, cut the block into squares and serve.