• 1 cup California walnuts
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 250 g khoya or mawa
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ghee/clarified butter + a little extra for greasing
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder


  1. Take ½ cup of California walnuts in a bowl.
  2. To this add ¼ cup of milk and let it soak for 1 hour. Thereafter, blend it into a coarse puree.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee in a pan and add the remaining walnuts. Sauté till golden, drain and set aside.
  4. Now in the same ghee, add khoya and sugar and mix well. To this add the walnut puree and mix again.
  5. Keep cooking this till it gets thick and leaves the sides.
  6. Then add cardamom powder and fried walnuts and mix well.
  7. Spread this on a greased plate and let it set for a few hours.
  8. Slice into pieces and garnish with California walnuts.