Apple                                                                        6-7

Sugar                                                                         ½ cup

Badam & Pista                                                        8-10

Cinnamon powder                                                1 tsp

Vanilla extract (optional)                                 1 tsp

Ghee                                                                          2 tsp

Water                                                                        1 tbsp


Method :

Wash the apples, peel it, cut into small pieces.

Heat the ghee in a pan and add the cut apples to it.

Fry the apples for 4-5 minutes and keep on stirring often till they soften.

When they have become soft, add 1 tbsp water. Lower the heat and cook uncovered for 15-20 minutes.

When the apples start to thicken and merge, mash the cooked apples and keep on stirring so that the mixture does not stick to the bottom of the pan.

Now add the sugar. Sugar also depends upon the sweetness of the apples. You can add more sugar if necessary.

Add cinnamon powder to the halwa.

Continue to stir and cook the halwa till it becomes one lump and starts to pull away from the bottom of the pan.

Add vanilla to it.

Lower the flame to medium and keep on stirring.

When the mixture becomes thick and translucent, remove the pan from fire.

Now add chopped nuts and raisins and continue to cook for 2 minutes more.

Transfer the apple halwa into 1 inch thick layer on a greased plate. When halwa is little cool cut to the desired shapes.

Decorate with chopped almonds and pistas.

It can be stored in refrigerator for 3-4 days.


Tips :

Apples and cinnamon are made for each other.  Vanilla extract is optional if you do not like, you can avoid it.

Shyla Nagesh

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