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Saib Ka Halva   Veg  HT  DP  Pakistani  30mins


Serves 4   Hot  Vegetarian Fruit Nuts Dessert Pudding Gluten Wheat Free Pakistan Asia Asian




120ml/4fl.oz. Ghee or butter

The seeds from 8 green Cardamoms
6 Apples, peeled and grated
Up to 150g/+5oz Sugar (according to taste)

2 tbsp Ghee or Butter
100g/4oz Almond Flakes
50g/2oz unsalted Pistachio Nuts, cut into slivers
˝ teasp Ground Cardamom





1.  Heat the ghee in a heavy saucepan, add cardamom seeds and fry these for few minutes, stirring constantly. 


2. Add the grated apple and fry over a medium heat for 5-8 minutes until soft and almost tender.

3. Add the sugar and ground cardamom and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring from time to time, until nearly all the water has evaporated.

4. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of ghee in a frying pan add the nuts and sauté for 3-5 minutes. 


5. Add the fried nuts to the apple mixture and mix well. Serve hot.




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