Cashew Almond Halwa

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It’s Holi and people all over the food blogosphere are celebrating this colorful festival. This seemed like the perfect occasion to make my cashew-almond Halwa I had been thinking of for some time. This is really a wonderful dessert and believe it or not, doesn’t take too long to make. Removing skin from the almonds is a bit boring task and you do have to pay  undivided attention to the Halwa while making it but the end result is worth it.


1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup almonds
3/4 cup milk
4 table spoon ghee
3/4 cup sugar
A pinch of saffron

1. Soak almonds and cashews separately for 6 to 8 hours. Remove the skin from almonds.
2. Grind almonds and cashews with sugar and milk until almost smooth.
3. In a non-stick pan, add 1 table spoon ghee and add the blended mixture.
4. Cook on medium low heat for about 10 minutes by constantly stirring the pan with a  rubber spatula or a whisk.
5. Add another table spoon of ghee. If you want halwa more sweet, add some more sugar. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
6. Add a table spoon of ghee and saffron strands. Stir well and cook for 3 more minutes.

It’s very important to keep the heat to medium-low and to continuously stir the halwa while cooking.


16 Responses to “Cashew Almond Halwa”

  1. Krishni Says:

    Dear Anu,its very very………………..superbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
    Advance Happy Colourfull Diwali….

  2. Anupama Krishnamurthy Says:

    Hi Pallavi,
    You DO NOT need to roast anything. For raw almonds, you need to soak them in water. OR, you can buy almond powder from store and just use that. If using store-bought almond powder 3/4 cup should work fine.


  3. Pallavi Says:

    So are these raw nuts or do I roast them in the oven?

  4. Gopi Says:

    Halwa looks so yummy!! You can send it to let’s go nuts Cashew event too.

  5. JZ @ Tasty treats Says:

    Hey Anupama, the halwa looks delicious….I love all kinds of nuts and sounds like this halwa is my kind of dessert!! 🙂 Thanks for sending it to my event…

    Have a great day!!

  6. Anu Says:

    Yummy halwa. Recipe sounds very simple too. Would try this.

    First time here. You have a nice blog:) Loved browsing your site. I am Anu from My Scrawls. Do visit my site when u get time. Would be happy to receive yout comments 🙂

  7. Le @HC Says:

    Gonna try this weekend to offer as Prasad. Thanks for Sharing.

  8. Sujata Says:

    Hi Anupama, I made this halwa today and It came out very well. It took only 20 mintues to make and tastes just delicious. Thank you so much.


  9. sharada Says:

    The halwa looks appetising..yummy.

  10. Pavithra Kodical Says:

    Halwa looks delicious and yummy..Happy holi 🙂

  11. Ramya's Mane Adige Says:

    halwa looks delicious!!!

  12. vanamala Says:

    Oh wow this is delicious..looking for this recipe..thnx for sharing.

  13. Trupti Says:

    halwa looks very delicious .. I love cashew in any dish. If you want you can send this recipe to JZ’s Let’s go nuts: almonds event

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