Halwai September 25, 2018


• 1 heaped cup – coarsely crushed Cashew nuts
• 1/2 tsp – Cardamom powder
• 1 cup – softly packed Brown sugar
• Oil for greasing


  1. Keep a 10×10″ stone work surface clean and ready.
  2. Grease liberally with oil.
  3. Put sugar in a heavy bottomed pan.
  4. Stir gently with a spatula till fully melted.
  5. Add cashew nuts and cardamom, and mix.
  6. Take off fire and pour carefully onto prepared work surface.
  7. Grease palms well before touching hot mixture.
  8. Blend with two greased spatulas.
  9. Quickly roll to desired thickness with a greased rolling pin.
  10. Give shape by patting sides evenly.
  11. Mark desired pieces with knife while still soft.
  12. After it cools, break into marked pieces and store in an airtight container.
  13. Can be stored for 1 week or more (keep away from humidity).

Recipe courtesy of Saroj Kering