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A very traditional halwa served in every Gurdwara. This is also prepared as a prasad in most North Indian festivals. The aromas released from roasting the wheat flour can get you into a festive mood and calm your senses. A great dessert, that tastes best when it is served warm and garnished with sliced almonds or roasted cashewnuts.
Boil the water and sugar in a pan and keep aside.
Heat a non stick pan; add the ghee the wheat flour and roast the wheat flour on medium heat until it releases a roasted aroma, about 5 minutes. Keep stirring continuously while it is roasting. The color will also change to a little darker brown and the mixture will resemble like coarse crumbles.
Stir in the cardamom powder to the wheat flour mixture and mix well. Make a well in the mixture and slowly start stirring in the hot water to the wheat flour mixture, stiring coninuously. The mixture will thicken and again will resemble like coarse mixture. Stir continuously for 10-15 minutes on medium heat after it thickens and turn the heat off.
You can Garnish with sliced almonds or roasted cashewnuts and serve warm.