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Dry Fruit Halwa

Another halwa which is healthy and nutritious that an be made as a prasad for festivals and functions and get togethers.  Ingredients:   Almods - 1 cup Cashew nuts - 1 cup Dates - 6 nos Raisins - 6 nos Pista - 6 nos Milk - 1/2 cup Sugar - 1 cup Ghee - 2 tbsp Method: Soak the almonds and cashew nuts seperately over night. Next day morning remove the skin of the almonds and grind it along with the cashew nuts to a fine paste by adding 2 tbsp of milk.  Chop th pista and dates finely and mix it with the raisins. Add the paste to a hard botto pan and saute it by tossing it from bottom to up witout burning it but it should become golden colour. Add sugar,mixed dry fruits and 1 tbsp of ghee and keep mixinng it and stirring it constantly. Keep adding milk little by little. Let it thicken. Add the remaining ghee. Once it thickens spread it on a ghee greased plate. Let it cool cut into pieces. 

Dry fruit Kesari

 A sweet dish that could be made in a jiffy in around 15 to 20 mins using dry fruits and rawa. This is similar to Rawa Kesari with extra ingredient of dry fruits added to it.  Ingredients: Dates - 6 nos Raisins - 12 nos Almonds - 12 nos Cashew nuts - 12 nos Pista - 12 nos Rawa - 1/2 cup Sugar - 4 tbsp Ghee - 4 tbsp Water - 1 cup Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp Method:     Chop the dates finely. Sliver 6 of the  almonds, 6 cashew nuts and pista. Fry these along with raisins in a tbsp of ghee in low flame.  Stir fry rawa in another tbsp of ghee in low flame till the colour changes slightly golden. Remove from flame and set it aside to cool.  In a hard bottom pan add water and bring it to boil once it starts boiling add sugar, cardamom powder and bring it boil till the sugar dissolves. Add the fried rawa to it and mix it well. Ensure it does not form lumps. Once it starts bubbbling add the dry fruits to it and mix well.  Fry the remaining cashew in ghee and once removed from flame add the rema

Dry Fruits Kheer

A kheer or payasam is always a relishing dessert. Dry fruits kheer is another wonderful dessert which every one will like more. It is also a healthy one. Ingredients: Dry fruits powder mix - 1/2 cup Sugar - 1 cup Milk - 2 cups Water - 1/2 cup Cashew sliced - 8 nos Badam sliced - 8 nos Safron strands - a ew Condensed milk - 1/2 tin Method: Warm the water and mix the powder in it to make a paste. Ensure no lumps are formed. Boil milk and add sugar to it. Mix well. Add the powder paste to the boiling milk. Mix well and keep stirring ensure no lumps are formed and no burning at the bottom happens. When the kheer thickens remove from flame and transfer to a serving bowl immediately. Add condensed milk to it and mix well. Decorate it with sliced Cashew nuts and Badam. Can be served hot or chilled. 

Dry Fruits Powder

Any kheer or payasam is always a welcome dish when it comes to a festival or party. Ingredients: Cashew nuts - 1 cup Badam - 1 cup (soak and deskin) Cardamom - 8 nos Ground nut - 1 cup (deskinned) Dry grapes - 1 cup Walnut - 1/2 cup Method: Dry roast cashew, badam and ground nut one by one in a pan. It should be roasted in low flame. Grind it together with cardamom, dry grapes and walnut. Add 2 spoons of this powder to 1 cup of warm milk along with a spoon of sugar. This is a very good health drink. A spoon of this powder can be added to a cup of corn flakes and milk.