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Apple Halwa with Cinnamon Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 cups grated apples
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup ghee (clarified butter)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/2 cup chopped cashews
- 1/2 cup raisins

Special equipment needed:
- Heavy-bottomed pan
- Wooden spoon
- Grater

Step-by-step instructions:
a. Heat ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan.
b. Add grated apples and sauté for 5-7 minutes on medium heat.
c. Add sugar and mix well.
d. Add milk and cinnamon powder, and stir continuously until the mixture thickens and starts to leave the sides of the pan.
e. Add chopped cashews and raisins, and mix well.
f. Turn off the heat and let the halwa cool down for a few minutes.
g. Serve warm or cold.


Time:
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
5. Temperature:
Medium heat
Serving size:
4-6 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 450
Fat: 25g
Carbohydrates: 55g
Protein: 5g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use any type of apples for this recipe.
- You can use butter instead of ghee.
- You can use almond milk or coconut milk instead of regular milk.

Variations:
- You can add cardamom powder instead of cinnamon powder.
- You can add grated carrots or sweet potatoes for a different flavor.
- You can add a pinch of saffron for a rich aroma.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to grate the apples finely for a smooth texture.
- Keep stirring the halwa continuously to avoid burning.
- You can adjust the amount of sugar according to your taste.

Storage instructions:
- Store the halwa in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Heat the halwa in a microwave or on a stovetop until warm.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the halwa in small bowls or cups.
- Garnish with chopped nuts or a sprinkle of cinnamon powder.

Garnishes:
- Chopped nuts
- Cinnamon powder
- Saffron strands

Pairings:
- Vanilla ice cream
- Whipped cream
- Fresh fruits

Suggested side dishes:
- Naan bread
- Roti
- Paratha

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the halwa is too dry, add a little more milk.
- If the halwa is too sweet, add a pinch of salt.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to wash and clean the apples before grating them.
- Store the halwa in the refrigerator to avoid spoilage.

Food history:
- Halwa is a popular dessert in India and is made using various ingredients such as semolina, carrots, and pumpkin.

Flavor profiles:
- The combination of apples and cinnamon gives a sweet and spicy flavor to the halwa.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the halwa as a dessert after a meal or as a snack.

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Taste: Sweet, Spicy, Nutty, Fruity, Caramelized