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Halwa-e-Aurdi Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jason Pratt
Added: Thursday, May 15, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3/4 cup of sugar
2 cups water
6 oz. of margarine or vegetable fat
8 oz. wheat-meal flour
1/2 tsp. ground green cardamom seeds
(optional ingredients:1 tbs. slivered almonds, 1 tbs. slivered pistachios, 1 tsp. rosewater)

Directions:
Directions:
Mix the sugar with 1 cup of water.
Melt the margarine in a frying pan over a medium to high heat.
Add the flour slowly and stir continuously while frying until it turns a golden brown.
Add the sugar water to the flour in the frying pan. Continue stirring and add 1 more cup of water. Let the fat separate out.
Continue stirring until the water has evaporated.
Add the cardamom, and the optional ingredients if you chose to use them.
Preheat the oven to 300F.
Transfer the mix to a deep-bottomed 8-inch cake tin. Cover with tin foil. Bake for 30 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
As many as you like, depending on how selfish you are.
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mildly sweet, delicately flavored dessert often served at festivals.
Eat slightly warm or cold.
Afghan proverb: Qatra qatra daryab mayshawad = A river is made drop by drop.

 

 

 

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