Maidha Halwa

Ingredients1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar (as per your taste)
1 cup water
1 cup chopped cashews, walnuts, raisins, dried cranberries
2 Tbsp ghee or butter (as needed)

Method:

Grease a plate with 1 Tbsp of ghee, or more as needed, keep handy
heat 1 Tbsp ghee in a pan, fry the chopped nuts and dry fruits, drain them out of the pan and set on a plate handy
add the flour to the same pan, with residual ghee in it, and toast the flour, stirring constantly, till it turns a beautiful light brown and loses the raw smell of flour.
combine water & sugar, in a separate pan, bring to a gentle simmer and allow to boil over medium-high, stirring constantly to form a thickish sugar syrup, almost a “one-string-consistency”, hold a drop of syrup between index finger and thumb, separate the fingers slowly – if the syrup forms a single string between the fingers, it is ready.
when sugar syrup seems “ready”, add the toasted flour as well as the fried nuts & dry fruits, stir well till thickened, off heat
pour into the greased plate, allow to cool;

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