Kharek ka Halwa

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A traditional Sindhi dessert usually made in the winter.

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Preparation Time :    Cooking Time:  1 hour.  & nbsp Serves 4.
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1 ltr full fat milk
4 to 6 dry dates (kharek), crushed and deseeded
2 tbsp coriander (dhania) seeds
2 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg (jaiphal) powder
1/4 tsp mace (javantri) powder
3 tbsp ghee

For the garnish
2 tbsp almonds, blanched and sliced
2 tbsp pistachio slivers

  1. Put the milk in a heavy bottomed pan and bring it to a boil. Add the kharek and cardamoms and cook on a slow flame for about 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Roast and coarsely powder the coriander seeds.
  3. Heat the ghee in another pan, add the powdered coriander seeds and poppy seeds and saute on a slow flame till they turn golden brown.
  4. Add this to the simmering milk and continue cooking on a slow flame till all the moisture evaporates.
  5. Add the sugar, nutmeg and mace and cook till the sugar has dissolved.
  6. Remove from the fire.
  7. Serve hot , garnished with almonds and pistachios.

  1. This can be stored in an air-tight container for upto one month in the refrigerator.

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 on 18 Apr 13 04:56 PM

Rich dessert made of dry dates.