Almond Pistachio Halwa

Almond Pistachio Halwa

Almond Pistachio halwa is a classic Indian dessert that can be made in a jiffy without much fuss. It has almonds, pistachios, sugar and khova as main ingredients. We can use homemade khova (evaporated milk solids) or the readymade one. With the gooness of nuts, richness of khova, this sweet can be made in less than 20 minutes. I made this sweet for Diwali and shared it with my neighbours. This really become a hit recipe and everyone found it unique and rich. Here I have not removed the skin of almonds. Also there is no food colour added in the recipe. The colour of the halwa is natural. The most important step in making this halwa perfectly lies in the measurement of ingredients.

Almond Pistachio Halwa

Other recipes I contributed for A to Z recipe challenge are as follows.

Oats Biscuit

Neem flower powder

Mango Frooti

Lady’sfinger Masala

Jackfruit / Chakka Puzhukku

Ivygourd Sabzi

Horsegram rasam

Garlic Paruppu Podi

Baked Fingermillet crisp

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Almond Pistachio Halwa

Niranjana Sankaranarayanan
Almond Pistachio halwa is a classic Indian dessert that can be made in a jiffy without much fuss. It has almonds, pistachios, sugar and khova as main ingredients. We can use homemade khova (evaporated milk solids) or the readymade one. With the gooness of nuts, richness of khova, this sweet can be made in less than 20 minutes. I made this sweet for Diwali and shared it with my neighbours. This really become a hit recipe and everyone found it unique and rich. Here I have not removed the skin of almonds. Also there is no food colour added in the recipe. The colour of the halwa is natural. The most important step in making this halwa perfectly lies in the measurement of ingredients. 
This recipe is a part of A to Z challenge, a challenge initiated by bloggers Jolly Makkar and Vidya Narayan on Facebook Group, wherein a group of bloggers come together and we choose key ingredients alphabetically to cook and post a dish every month. This month alphabet is ‘P’, so my contribution for this month is Almond Pistachio Halwa.
Other recipes I contributed for this challenge are as follows.
Oats Biscuit
Neem flower powder
Mango Frooti
Lady'sfinger Masala
Jackfruit / Chakka Puzhukku
Ivygourd Sabzi
Horsegram rasam
Garlic Paruppu Podi
Baked Fingermillet crisp
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Sweet
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Mixie

Ingredients
  

  • 75 gm Almonds
  • 75 gm Pistachios
  • 100 gm Unsweetened Khova Evaporated milk solids
  • 150 gm Sugar
  • 4 nos Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Ghee

Instructions
 

  • Take a pan, add almonds, roast it until it is hot and remove from the pan. There is no need to remove the skin.
  • In the same pan add the pistachios, roast it until hot and remove from the pan.
  • Allow both the almonds and pistachios to cool down completely.
  • Before grinding add cardamom and then grind almonds, pistachios, cardamom to a powder. It should not be very fine but slightly coarse. Keep it aside.
  • Take a pan, add sugar, unsweetened khova, two tablespoons of water and mix well until they form a homogeneous mixture.
  • Once the sugar is dissolved, and mixed well with the khova, add the ground powder.
  • At this stage, keep it in medium flame. Once it starts to thicken, add a teaspoon of ghee and stir.
  • Stir continuously until it thickens and start leaving from the side. The halwa is ready.
  • We can serve this hot or cold. Both the ways it tastes good.

Video

Notes

  • Donot grind it to a very fine powder.
  • Use fresh almonds and pistachios.
Keyword Almond Pista Barfi, Almond Pista halwa, halwa

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Take a pan, add almonds, roast it until it is hot and remove from the pan. There is no need to remove the skin.
  • In the same pan add the pistachios, roast it until hot and remove from the pan.
  • Allow both the almonds and pistachios to cool down completely.
  • Before grinding add cardamom and then grind almonds, pistachios, cardamom to a powder. It should not be very fine but slightly coarse. Keep it aside.
  • Take a pan, add sugar, unsweetened khova, two tablespoons of water and mix well until they form a homogeneous mixture.
  • Once the sugar is dissolved, and mixed well with the khova, add the ground powder.
  • At this stage, keep it in medium flame. Once it starts to thicken, add a teaspoon of ghee and stir.
  • Stir continuously until it thickens and start leaving from the side. The halwa is ready.
  • We can serve this hot or cold. Both the ways it tastes good.

Note

  • Donot grind it to a very fine powder.
  • Use fresh almonds and pistachios.

This recipe is a part of A to Z challenge, a challenge initiated by bloggers Jolly Makkar and Vidya Narayan on Facebook Group, wherein a group of bloggers come together and we choose key ingredients alphabetically to cook and post a dish every month. This month alphabet is ‘P’, so my contribution for this month is Almond Pistachio Halwa.

 

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Comments

5th September 2020 at 4:12 AM

The halwa looks really delicious with the richness and nutrition from the dry fruits.Lovely colour too. Would love to have a bowlful of hot halwa.



11th September 2020 at 4:39 PM

The halwa looks decadent and very delicious! With the almonds, khoya and pistachios going in, I’m sure it tasted brilliant. Lovely colour too. 🙂



13th September 2020 at 5:03 AM

Almond pistachio halwa looks mouthwatering. Also loved the colour. Adding homemade mawa definitely made it soft and yummy. I can imagine the divine taste.



sizzlingtastebuds
16th September 2020 at 5:06 PM

such a great falvour combo there… this halwa looks fantastic…



Geetha
16th September 2020 at 6:30 PM

Almond and pistachio halwa looks so rich and yummy. Loved the detailed video, it is so helpful to understand the texture and procedure.



16th September 2020 at 7:29 PM

I sometimes make almond halwa and its such a rich and delectable sweet dish. Love the idea of adding pistachios as that would definitely make it taste so different. Your halwa preparation looks so inviting.



Seema Sriram
20th September 2020 at 3:40 PM

Interesting recipe here. I have tried almonds in halwa never pistachioes. The halwa does look encouraging to try for sure. I will give it a go.



Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth
20th September 2020 at 4:12 PM

That halwa is loaded with the goodness of nuts. I am sure I will be addicted and won’t be able to stop with just a spoon…



23rd September 2020 at 6:47 PM

Almond Pistachio halwa looks so delectable and delicious. Love the use of khoya in any recipes and I am sure I will ask for more servings.



24th September 2020 at 10:42 AM

Looks rich and delicious with almonds and pista. A warm bowl of halwa is sheer comfort food Niranjana. Loved the video too.



poonampagar
25th September 2020 at 9:45 AM

I love desserts made with khoya. This halwa with almonds, pistachio and khoya sounds so delectable amd rich. Perfect treat for any special occasion.



27th September 2020 at 9:41 PM

This looks delicious and I love the plate!



27th September 2020 at 10:07 PM

I am drooling here just seeing at the pics. That looks so delicious, rich and creamy. It would be such a healthy treat to feed to toddlers especially min who very choosy about to eat dry fruits. A great idea!!



29th September 2020 at 6:10 AM

Almond Pistachio halwa is a real treat for sweet lovers. Perfect for festive season around the corner.



Anshu Agrawal
29th September 2020 at 6:46 PM

Wow, such an easy and delicious recipe. Never knew that halwa can also be made out of only khowa and dryfruits. perfect yummy way to make a toddler eat all the healthy stuff.loved it !!



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