Sunday, 21 May 2017


Amazingly delicious pistachio nuts have been cherished as the symbol of wellness and robust health since very long period ago by our ancestors. Pistachios are excellent sources of vitamin E and these nuts are finely packed with many B complex nutrients such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6 and folates.

They are the storehouse of the minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, iron magnesium, manganese, zinc and selenium.

100 gms of nuts provide 144 % of daily recommended levels of copper that is essential mineral required in neurotransmission metabolism as well as the production of red blood cells.

The nuts are eaten as they are, by splitting them open between fingers or using a nut cracker. They can also be consumed as roasted, salted or sweetened just as almonds, cashews and peanuts. They are nutty flavored, yet pleasantly sweet in taste with a fruity aroma.

It is known as' Pista' in India.

How to make a delicious sweet pistachio halwa?


Pistachios 75 gms
Sugar one cup
Milk one cup
Cardamom six powdered
Fresh cow ghee one cup
Cashews 10 nos


Soak the nuts in half a cup of cow milk for one hour.
Blend the nuts with milk into a smooth paste.
Fry the cashew bits in a tempering pan with ghee into crispy golden bits.
Add the remaining half a cup of milk to the paste and mix well.
Pour the pistachio mixture in a pan and allow boiling.
Once the mixture gets thickened, add sugar and give a continuous stir over a medium flame.
Add one tablespoon of ghee and stir again. 
Stir continuously adding ghee little by little.
Once it gets the non-sticky and transparent texture and oozing out the ghee all over the sides.
Sprinkle the cardamom powder and cashew bits.
Mix well in low flame.

Switch off the flame.
Grease the tray with a spoon of ghee.
Transfer the Halwa to the tray and set aside.

You may cut into even diamond shaped pieces or you may enjoy this sweet in a bowl.

A craving sweet!

Give a try!

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