2 cups Chopped Dates / Kharjura
4 cups Milk
1 - 1 1/4 cups Sugar
2 - 3 Cardamoms / Elachi / Elakki
2-3 tsp broken Cashew nuts / Gerubeeja / Godambi
2-3 tsp Almonds / Badami
1-2 tsp Raisins / Ona Drakshi
3-4 tsp Ghee / Thuppa
Remove the seeds from dates and chop them into small pieces as shown in the picture below.
Soak the dates in warm milk for about 1hr.
Grind this mixture coarsely as shown in the picture below.
Put 2 tsp ghee in a pan and heat it. Add broken cashew nuts, almond pieces and fry them for few mins in medium flame until they turn golden in color. Transfer this to a bowl and keep them aside.
To the same pan and raisins and fry them for few mins in medium flame until they puff. Transfer this to another bowl and keep them aside.
Put ground dates mixture in a thick bottomed vessel and bring it to boil. Add sugar, keep the halwa in medium flame and stir this mixture once in 2-3 mins until all the milk gets dried up.(It takes around 45 mins) Add 2-3 tsp ghee and stir the halwa continuously in medium flame until it leaves from the bottom. Add fried raisins, mashed cardamom, fried cashew nuts & almonds and mix well.
Apply little ghee on the plate, pour this halwa and spread it using one flat spoon as shown in the picture below.
Once it is cooled to room temperature refrigerate for about 1 hr and then cut into square pieces as shown in the picture below.
Separate each pieces as shown in the picture below and serve.