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Ashoka Halwa
By : Chithra Viswanathan
Category : Halwa and sheera
Servings : 2
Time Taken : 15-30 mins
Rating :
Method
  1. Soak moong dhal in plenty of water for 1 hour.
  2. Wash well, drain, add 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  3. After it cools, open, mash well, add sugar and boil.
  4. In the next stove heat ghee in a kadai and add ghee.
  5. To that add wheat flour and cashews.
  6. Fry on a slow fire till there is a nice roasted aroma and the colour changes.
  7. Add saffron colour mixed with 1 tsp water.
  8. To this add greengram-sugar mixture, stirring very well.
  9. Cook the mixture till the whole thing becomes a mass and leaves the sides of the vessel.
  10. Add cardamom powder, mix and serve hot.
Ingredients:
moong dhal - 1 cup
wheat flour - 1 cup
sugar - 2 1/2 - 3 cups
ghee - 1 � cups
saffron colour - a pinch
cardamom powder - 1 tsp
chopped cashew - 2 tbsp
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