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    Date Pudding-Halwa

    Date Pudding-Halwa – Χαλβάς/Πουτίγκα με Χουρμάδες

    Khajur ka Halwa, this is how it is called today’s recipe, in Indian language, hence it is a traditional Indian recipe.  Although it is called halva, it resembles more like a pudding.

    I wanted to find a special recipe for dates. Usually, we meet them in cakes with chocolate and other “sinful”, but really delicious desserts. This has a minimum of materials and it is prepared very quickly. The only time consuming in the whole process is about an hour waiting for the mixture to thicken, in the refrigerator. Its sweetness is based entirely on the natural sweetness of dates; we do not add any sugar or other sweetener. Finally, saffron adds a distinct aftertaste.

    I found this recipe on Journey Kitchen and I added the roasted almonds, which I think it suits really perfectly. Let’s see the recipe:

    Preparation and waiting time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

    Servings: 4

    Ingredients:

    • 250 g. dates
    • 2 cups milk, 2% fat
    • 1 tablespoon clarified butter
    • 2 tablespoons condensed milk
    • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
    • 4-5 fibers saffron
    • ¾ cup roasted almonds, silvered

    Instructions:

    1. Remove pits from dates and crush them gently.
    2. In a saucepan, heat the butter and add the dates. Let them toast for about one minute, stirring gently, until they slightly darken.
    3. Add the milk, cardamom, egg and condensed milk and mix well.
    4. The mixture is ready to be removed from the fire when it is still pourable, but start to “stick” on the spoon.
    5. Allow ten minutes to cool and then add ½ cup of roasted almonds and stir well.
    6. Transfer the mixture to the cookware you will be serving it.
    7. Place them in the refrigerator for about 45 minutes to an hour. Before serving, garnish with the remaining toasted almonds.

    Serve your date halva cold, along with your afternoon coffee. Alternatively, it can be eaten like a jam at breakfast, on toasted bread.

     

    Nutritional Facts per Serving

    Calories Carbohydrates Sugars Total Fat Saturated Fat Proteins Dietary Fibers
    378 58.4  47.7  14.4  3.6  10.4  7.5

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