This halwa is made only with 1 tblsp. of brown sugar.
The sweetness to this halwa is contributed by the dates.
Both ingredients are highly nutritious, and I would title it a healthy sweet.
Now ..for the recipe
1 cup dates deseeded and soaked in hot water for 10-15 minutes
1/2 cup almonds soaked in hot water and skin peeled
1 tblsp. brown sugar
A pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. cardamom powder
1/2 cup ghee
Few cashewnuts for topping
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
Grind the dates and almonds to a coarse paste.
Use a non stick or thick bottomed pan and add a tblsp of ghee first.
Next ,add the paste with salt and cook ,stirring all the time for few minutes.
Add the sugar and cook for a few minutes .It will change color .
Then add 1/2 cup milk and cardamons and keep cooking till it forms a mass.
Add ghee a tsp.at a time while cooking.
Transfer to a greased plate and top it with sliced nuts .
Before adding nuts, smear some ghee on the top to get a glossy look.
Do try, this energy sourcing sweet and post in your comments and suggestions!