Anjeer Halwa | Indian Sweets | How to make anjeer halwa
Anjeer Halwa -I am so happy to post my 50th recipe. Planning to post some Indian sweets recipe to celebrate this. So I ended with mithai recipe, fig fruit halwa. About this sweet, it’s very tasty and healthy recipe. I bought some rolls of Dry figs after reading the health benefits in net. But getting bored by simply eating the fruit. So I tried this halwa. I followed this from prema’s culinary. Measures are almost the same with little modification. I must say few benefits of this fruit.
- It controls hypertension.
- It improves bone density due to the presence of calcium in it.
- This dry fruit has a high amount of fibre than other dry fruits.
- It helps to sharpen the vision
- Reduces the risk of breast Cancer
Wahh.. how healthy this fruit is… You can get as a fresh fig in fruit shops. So friends try this healthy and tasty sweet and leave your feedback.. will move on to the recipe now.
Anjeer Halwa Recipe
- Maida/All purpose flour – 1 cup
- Sugar – ¾ cup
- Dry fig fruit – 15nos
- Cashews – 5 nos.
- Raisins – 8 nos.
- Ghee – ¾ cup
- Food colour – red (optional)
- Soak dry fig in hot water for 30 mins. Then drain the water completely. After draining the water the fig becomes very soft. Grind it in a mixer to a smooth paste and keep aside.
- Now take a mixing bowl, mix maida, sugar and food color with water till the sugar dissolves.
- Add some water and mix it as a runny paste. Keep this aside.
- Now heat a pan add a tbsp of ghee, roast the cashews and raisins.Take that and set separately.
- In the same pan, add the prepared mixture of flour and stir well without lumps. Keep stirring for 2 mins. Then add the grinded fig fruit paste.
- Blend well using a strong ladle by adding some ghee on proper intervals. Keep stirring continuously. While the halwa reaches the proper consistency and it starts to leave ghee on sides, add cardamom powder and roasted cashew nuts and raisins.Give a quick stir and switch off.
- Now grease a pan with ghee and pour this halwa into the pan.
- Sprinkle chopped nuts over halwa to cover on all sides and gently press all over using spatula.
- Let it sit to reach room temperature. Then cut into desired shapes and serve.
- Instead of cutting into shapes, you can simply serve in a bowl.
- Adding food colour is completely optional, I used red colour but the brown looks nice for this halwa
- Adding an amount of ghee is your choice, but add it in intervals and stir. This will give a perfect texture.
- Adjust the sugar level as you like. But the fig fruit has some deep sweetness. So adjust accordingly.
- You can keep this halwa for 5 to 6 days without refrigerating.
- You can heat the halwa by adding a tsp of ghee before serving. But take the particular part to serve and heat.
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