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  1. -- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02


  3. Categories: Desserts

  4. Yield: 1 servings

  5. 1 c Sugar

  6. 2 c Water

  7. 3/4 c Ghee

  8. 1 c Coarse semolina (farina)

  9. 1/4 c Blanched pistachio nuts

  10. 1/4 c Blanched, slivered almonds

  11. 1/2 ts Ground cardamom (or more)

  12. 1 ts Rose water (or more)

  13. Add'l pistachios or almonds

  14. Cooking time: 30-35 minutes

  15. Combine sugar and water in a pan and stir occasionally until dissolved

  16. over medium heat. Bring to the boil, and boil briskly for 5 minutes

  17. without stirring. Remove from heat and leave aside in pan.

  18. In a heavy deep pan heat ghee and add semolina. Stir over medium heat for 5 minutes. Semolina should not colour. Pour hot syrup over semolina,

  19. stirring constantly. When smoothly blended, reduce heat a little and leave to cook, uncovered, until liquid is absorbed. Mixture should be

  20. thick, but still moist at this stage. Stir in nuts, and cardamom and rose

  21. water to taste.

  22. Cover rim of pan with a cloth or 2 paper towels, put lid on tightly and leave on low heat for 5 minutes. Turn of heat and leave pan undisturbed

  23. for 10 minutes.

  24. Spread halwau on a flat, lightly oiled platter and decorate with nuts.

  25. Serve warm or cold, cutting pieces into diamond shapes or squares. --


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