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Papaya Halwa

I love this dessert. A Sweet, soft and mouth watering sweet dish. Cardamom, a wee bit of salt gave the sweet dish an additional oomph factor. Try it and enjoy !!!


Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
Servings: 5-6

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 kg raw papaya
  • 1/2 corn flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 tsp drinking chocolate
  • 5-6 cardamoms
  •  1 lemon
  • 10 gram pista
  • 25 gram cashew nuts
  • ghee
Recipe:
  1. Peel the papaya and cut it into small pieces. Pressure cook the papaya
  2. Now put the cooked papaya in the mixie and grind it to a smooth puree.
  3. In a pan take water and add drinking chocolate, sugar, salt and corn flour. Stir continuously until sugar melts.
  4. In a thick bottomed pan add ghee and papaya pulp, mix well and let the mixture cook for some time.
  5. Now pour sugar water on the papaya pulp. 
  6. Keep it on medium flame and stir continuously till it leaves the sides of the vessel and become thick. Now add lemon juice.
  7. Add cashew nuts and cardamoms. Mix well. 
  8. Switch off the stove and transfer the halwa in a greased plate. Cut into desired shape. 

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