Almond Halwa || Keto || Gluten Free || Indian Sweet || Chocolate Halwa

Almond Halwa || Keto || Gluten Free || Indian Sweet || Chocolate Halwa

Halva is a sweet dish from India. Halwa can be made from many different types of vegetables and nuts. The most common is a Kajar Halwa which is made from carrots, there’s Semolina Halwa (sheera), Almond Halwa or even a Calabash Halwa (dudhi in Gujarati). Today I’m bringing to you my take on Almond Halwa. I’ve added a little twist – cocoa powder in my recipe. It adds a rich chocolatley feel to the halwa. Trust me you will want to gobble this up as soon as it comes off the pan!

This recipe is Keto as I’ve used erythritol and stevia blend and it’s also gluten free as there’s no wheat, rye or barley containing products. If you are on a regular diet switch the sugar for regular granulated and the milk for full fat. Everything else stays the same!

More about my ingredients:
Ghee – I used pure ghee, try to stick to the same if you can. Regular butter may just burn and not give the same results.
Almond flour – is just ground almonds, 100% is the best, you want nothing else added to it.
Warm milk – I used warm almond milk.
Sugar – Any granulated sweetener can be used. I used ERYTHRITOL AND STEVIA – 1:1 by NKD Living.
Saffron – I soaked just 2 teaspoons of almond milk in saffron for 15 minutes. The colour comes over the minutes comes out nice a yellow, it adds a nice flavour to the halwa.
Pistachios – unsalted is fine, just a little to garnish and to add to the halwa whilst it’s cooking.
Heavy cream – Just a really little amount at the end to add creamy-ness to the dish. It really brings out the cocoa flavour.
Cocoa powder – I used Dr. Oetker Fine 100% Dark Cocoa Powder. This is suitable if you are on a keto diet. Or if you are on a regular diet, feel free to use any chocolate powder to your liking.

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Almond Halwa
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword gluten free, keto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword gluten free, keto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Take a small bowl add the small amount of milk and saffron to it. Give it a little mix and leave it to marinade.
  2. In a pan take the ghee and melt it fully
  3. Add the ground almonds and keep mixing for 4-5 minutes until the mixture starts to dry up a little
  4. Add the granulated sweetener, milk and saffron mixture and keep mixing. You will have to carry on mixing for a further 3-4 minutes until the ingredients start to dissolve and your left with a pudding consistancy.
  5. Add chopped pistachios, heavy cream and cocoa powder. Slowly build on the cocoa powder, teaspoon at a time.
  6. Give it a final mix and garnish with more chopped pistachios.
  7. Enjoy!
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