If you love sweets but want to keep away from refined sugar, this dates halwa is for you. Typically a Ramadan dish, perfect for a post-workout snack, dessert and even baby food, it oozes taste & nutrition. And you can make this in a jiffy!
Soak the dates in hot water for about 10-15 minutes.
Blend the soaked the dates in a blender to get a fine puree.
To a saucepan, add the ghee.
Pour the dates puree & start stirring on a slightly high flame. Continue for about 2-3 minutes the same way.
Add the chopped cashewnuts & mix well.
Depending on the sweetness of the dates you're using, you may add jaggery powder or coconut sugar at this point. I added a bit of the former here.
Add the cardamom powder & start mixing fast on a medium flame.
As the mixture starts becoming gooey now, you can lower the flame.
Keep stirring & scrape the halwa off the sides should they stick.
Switch the flame off. Your Dates Halwa is ready to serve.