Anjeer Halwa ( Mithai Recipe)

Anjeer Halwa ( Mithai Recipe)

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Richness personified, the Anjeer Halwa is a really striking dessert made of puréed figs, powdered almonds and milk powdered, cooked with ghee and a little bit of sugar to add to the natural sweetness of figs. The almonds and figs complement each other beautifully in flavour and texture, while the milk powder and ghee give a very luxuriant mouth-feel and flavour to this halwa. Every spoonful of this luscious dessert will be truly memorable.

Anjeer Halwa ( Mithai Recipe) recipe - How to make Anjeer Halwa ( Mithai Recipe)

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1 1/4 cups dried figs (anjeer)
3 tbsp ghee
1/2 cup blanched , peeled and coarsely powdered almonds (badam)
4 tbsp sugar
5 tbsp milk powder
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

For The Garnish
1 tbsp almond (badam) slivers

  1. Boil enough water in a saucepan, add the figs, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till they turn soft, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Drain it using a strainer.
  3. Blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using approx. ¼ cup of water. Keep the fis purée aside.
  4. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the powdered almonds, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the puréed figs, milk powder, sugar and ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  6. Add the cardamom powder and mix well.
  7. Serve hot garnished with almond slivers.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy461 cal
Protein8.8 g
Carbohydrates54.6 g
Fiber5.2 g
Fat24.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium5 mg
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Anjeer Halwa ( Mithai Recipe)
 on 03 Nov 18 03:36 AM

Can I use wheat fl instead of almond powder.
Tarla Dalal
05 Nov 18 09:09 AM
   Hi, We have not tried using wheat flour. Also, the anjeer and almond complement each other very well so, we would suggest you use the same.
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Anjeer Halwa ( Mithai Recipe)
 on 19 Jul 18 09:58 PM

Tarla Dalal
20 Oct 18 11:09 AM
   Delighted you loved the recipe.
Anjeer Halwa ( Mithai Recipe)
 on 28 Feb 18 11:52 PM

Can I replace milk powder with Oats powder or Wheat/Nachni flour?
Tarla Dalal
06 Sep 18 08:41 AM
   Hi, The milk powder gives a luxuriant and rich mouthfeel. We haven''t tried cooking with oats powder or any other flour so, don''t know how it would turn out.
Anjeer Halwa ( Mithai Recipe)
 on 10 Apr 17 10:04 AM

thanks a lot for the reply?? I have bought the milk powder will try n post the results????
Tarla Dalal
10 Apr 17 03:00 PM
   Hi Nikki, Do try it, we are sure you will enjoy it. Happy Cooking !!
Anjeer Halwa ( Mithai Recipe)
 on 08 Apr 17 06:41 PM

Any substitute for milk powder?
Tarla Dalal
09 Apr 17 09:34 AM
   Hi Nikki, Milk powder is used for thickness. Do use it , it is available in all super markets.
Anjeer Halwa ( Mithai Recipe)
 on 01 Apr 16 03:46 PM

hey dhwani I also love anjeer n thats why I tried tbis recipe... its just awesome...
Anjeer Halwa ( Mithai Recipe)
 on 14 Aug 15 12:05 PM

Anjeer is my favourite and i just loved this recipe to the core.. I made this recipe for the dinner at my place, and you wont believe, my few friends who dosen''t like anjeer also loved this recipe. The sugar is just perfect and the milk powder gives a slight creaminess which make it even more tasty..
Anjeer Halwa ( Mithai Recipe)
 on 05 Mar 13 05:13 PM

Awesome flavor of Anjeer.