This is one of my favourite desserts. My family loves it without extra sugar and so I prefer to skip the sugar part and I choose to increase the quantity of dates to get the natural sweetness.
Vermicelli – 1 cup(Roasted using a little ghee)
Hot water – 1 cup.
Dates chopped into long bits – 1/2 cup
Raisins – 1 table spoon
Almonds – 2 slivered
Walnuts – 3 to 4 chopped
Cashew nut bits – 1 spoon
Brown sugar – 1/4 cup
Ghee- – 1/4 cup.(warm)
Cardamom – 3 to 4 pods skinned and powdered.
Take a little ghee in a pan and roast the vermicelli on low heat and keep aside.
Roast the dry fruits in the same pan and keep aside.
Add a cup of hot water to the pan and then add the roasted vermicelli and cook on a closed lid for about 5 minutes.
When it’s done add ghee and the dry fruits. Mix well and lastly mix in the brown sugar and powdered cardamom. Mix well and the halwa is ready.