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Banaras Halwa

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A delicious Halwa made with milk and pumpkin.
Pumpkin Halwa with Milk

Milk – 1 cup
White Pumpkin – 1 cup, peeled, chopped
Sugar – 2 cups
Ghee – 1/4 cup
Almonds – 2 tsp
Cashew Nuts – 2 tsp
Unsweetened Khoya – 1/2 cup, crumbled

1. Combine the milk and pumpkin in a pressure cooker.
2. Cook until 1 whistle and remove.
3. Cool and grind well.
4. Transfer to a heavy bottomed pan and place over medium flame.
5. Add sugar and stir well.
6. After a minute or two, add the khoya.
7. Stir to mix well.
8. When it starts to thicken, add ghee and stir well. Ensure it does not stick to the bottom.
9. Once it reaches a halwa consistency, remove from flame.
10. Fry the almonds and cashew nuts in little ghee.
11. Garnish the halwa with the fried almonds and cashew nuts.
12. Serve.

Tip: If desired, add orange edible food colour.

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Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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