Steamed persimmon halva

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
½ cup Butter, clarified
2 teaspoons Cardamom, ground
1 cup Sugar, brown
2 cups Persimmon pulp
1 teaspoon Juice, lemon
½ cup Raisins
½ cup Walnuts, chopped
\N 1 cup of pulp.

Vegetable oil can be substituted for the clarified butter.

In a large bowl, mix the flower, sugar and soda. Fold in the pulp and the ghee. Add the lemon juice, cardamom powder, raisins and nuts. Stir to combine all the ingredients.

Coat with ghee or oil a six-cup container and pour the mixture into it. Cover with foil and steam in the pressure cooker without its valve weight for about 1 hours. Cool the halva before cutting into small pieces for serving.

A pressure cooker with a six-cup size container works best for this recipe. One large persimmon equals about Posted on GT Vegetarian echo by JAY STEVENS, 12-03-92 MM by Sylvia Steiger, GEnie THE.STEIGERS, CI$ 71511,2253, GT Cookbook echo moderator, net/node 004/005

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