- 5 cups papaya grated
- 2 tsps Rice flour
- 8 tsps Sugar Adjust to suit your taste
- 4 to 6 Green cardamoms
- ¼ cup cashews or almonds, Chopped
- 2 tbsps mixed dry fruits (optional)
- 2 to 3 tbsps Ghee
Wash papaya and peel off the skin
Grate it. I used my food processor to grate. If you feel grating is difficult, you
Can chop the fruit and blend it off in batches. You need a blender with sharp blades to puree. Heat a pan with ghee, add nuts and fry till golden. Add chopped almonds or cashews and fry till they turn slightly golden. Transfer to a plate. Add grated papaya and begin to cook. It begins to release juice. Sprinkle rice flour, ½ tsp at one time and mix well to prevent lumps, repeat till u use up the entire flour. Cook till the juices almost evaporate. Rice flour is used to absorb the juice, else the cooking time will be more
Add sugar, cardamom powder and mix well. I powdered cardamom along with little sugar. Check the sugar blends well with the papaya. The sugar in the halwa should from to strings or rather turn sticky. This makes the halwa taste the best.
Garnish with nuts.