Halwai March 27, 2021


• 1 litre Milk
• 3/4 cup cashew nuts, soaked for 3-4 hours in warm water
• 1/2 cup Sugar
• 1 tsp each- Almonds & pistachios, slivered thinly
• 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
• 1/4 tsp saffron, soaked in 1 tbsp of hot Milk


  1. Rub saffron soaked in milk with pestle till dissolved and keep aside.
  2. Drain water from cashew nuts (save some for garnish) and grind to a smooth paste.
  3. Put milk to boil in a large, heavy pan.
  4. Add sugar and allow it to simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add cashew nut paste, stir, and bring to boil; then simmer on low for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Add slivered nuts, mix, and take off fire.
  7. Pour into individual bowls.
  8. Sprinkle bits of cashew nut and cardamom powder on each.
  9. Spray some saffron milk on top with a small kitchen brush or with hands.
  10. Serve hot and fresh.

Recipe courtesy of Saroj Kering