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Dates Halwa/ Khajur ka halwa

Amina Khaleel
30 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Dates Halwa/ Khajur ka halwa RECIPE

Khajur halwa is a delicious sweet made using dried dates and milk. Dates are rich sources of iron, vitamins and minerals and hence this sweet is packed with health benefits as well. I have used sugar but you can omit it to make the sweet healthier. This might not alter the taste much as dates are naturally sweet.

Recipe Tags

  • Egg-free
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • Roasting
  • Dessert
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 30 dried dates
  2. 1/2 litre milk
  3. 1/2 cup Sugar
  4. 1 tbsp ghee
  5. 3 to 4 tbsp chopped nuts (cashews, walnuts, pistachios, raisins)
  6. 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
  7. 2 tbsp sliced almonds and chopped dates (for garnishing)


  1. Remove the seeds from the dates, wash with water and place them in a bowl.
  2. Add milk and let the dates soak for about half an hour.
  3. Transfer the dates-milk mix to a pan and bring to a boil. Continue cooking till most of the milk has evaporated and the dates have turned soft.
  4. Allow this to cool down completely and grind to a fine paste.
  5. Heat ghee in a pan and add the chopped nuts. Roast till they turn golden and set aside in a plate.
  6. Add the pureed dates mix to the same pan and add sugar.
  7. Mix well and cook for about 5 minutes.
  8. Finally add the roasted nuts and cardamom powder and mix well.
  9. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes till it reaches a halwa consistency and switch off the gas.
  10. Khajur halwa is now ready.
  11. Transfer the halwa into bowls, garnish with sliced almonds and chopped dates and serve hot or cold.
  12. If you are serving it cold, then allow it to cool down and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

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Taahira Laiq
Taahira Laiq   Nov-01-2016

it looks lovely

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