This is my mom-in-law’s recipe. She prepares this on the eve of Janmashtami. Since we fast the entire day, we can eat only fruits, dry fruits and this halwa. Here is the recipe.
5-6 potatoes; boiled and coarsely mashed,
1/2 cup khoya,
1 cup melted ghee (homemade butter),
3/4 cup sugar or as per taste,
1/4 cup almonds (better if soaked in water overnight) peeled and sliced,
1/4 cup chopped pistachios,
1/4 cup cashewnuts; broken into pieces,
1/4 cup raisins.
Roast all the dry fruits in little ghee for 1-2 minutes, drain and set aside. Roast the khoya until fragrant and light brown.
Heat ghee in a kadhai and add mashed potatoes to it. Roast stirring continuously until potatoes turn light brown. Then add khoya and give it a nice stir. Next add sugar and cook stirring until it dissolves completely. Add some more ghee if required. Then add almonds and cashewnuts and stir. Cook until mixture starts leaving out ghee and has become little dry. Lastly add pistachios, stir and serve.