Anjeer Halwa (Dried Figs Dessert)

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Old 28-Oct-2010
Saini Sa'aB
Anjeer Halwa (Dried Figs Dessert)

Almonds are considered an international symbol of fertility and help sustain stamina while Saffron, a rare and exotic herb, has been used through ages in rituals of beauty and love.Halwa is soft,creamy and has a melt-in-your-mouth consistency, and before you know it, your sweetheart will devour it with utmost relish. Anjeer Halwa is a blend of condensed milk and dried figs, dense in texture and has a minimal flavour of sweetness.So some healthy fun cooking and good nutrition can all go together this Valentine's with this sensuous healthy dessert.
Anjeer Halwa (Dried Figs Dessert)

  • 1/4 lt boiled warm milk
  • 1 small cup of dried figs (Anjeer) chopped into pieces
  • 1 big tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/2 cup of sweetened Condensed Milk (Milkmaid)
  • 5-6 almonds blanched and chopped length wise
  • few saffron strands

Soak the chopped figs in warm milk for an hour and then grind to a fine paste along with the milk.
Heat ghee in a vessel and add the condensed milk and fig paste and cook on medium heat stirring continuously till it leaves the sides of the vessel.
Serve hot garnished with chopped almonds and saffron strands.
Note: Halwa can also be eaten cold.

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