Sunday, February 22, 2015

Butternut squash halwa

I decided to use up the 1 lb of precut squash my husband had picked up last week from the store. With both kids under the weather (cough/cold), there has been a constant struggle to get them to eat well. I decided to appeal to their sweet tooth and made Halwa out of the butternut squash. With ingredients like saffron, cardamom, and brown sugar, this recipe also provides warmth and should help with congestion. If nothing else, at least they'll get their veggies!! 

1 lb butternut squash - cubed and then finely chopped in food processor 
3 tbsp butter
1 cup milk
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cardamom powder
1 pinch saffron
2 tbsp raisins
Sliced almonds to garnish

1. Melt butter in a pot
2. Add squash and stir well. Cook for 15 mins on low flame
3. Add milk and saffron and mix well. Cook until milk gets absorbed completely
4. Add sugar, cardamom powder, and raisins. Sugar will liquefy. 
5. Cook until sugar stops bubbling. 
6. Garnish with sliced almonds. 
7. Serve hot, room temperature, or cold after refrigeration for a few hours!

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