For the Halwa:
Take 1 cup mix of suji and atta ( 2/3 :1/3 ). Roast the mix in behta ghee… about 3/4 cup on slow flame for about 1 1/2 hour at medium low heat….till it becomes a rich caramel color. Boil 1 cup sugar in 3 1/2 cup water separately. Add the sugar syrup, all at one go…along with a pinch of saffron to the roasted mix. Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly till it reaches required consistency (about 4-5 minutes). Cover and rest for 10 minutes. Add elaichi powder and nuts….serve warm!
Soak Chana over night. Pressure cook along with salt for one whistle, then turn flame to simmer for a good 45 minutes! Next heat oil in pan, add a good amount of jeera along with some red chilli pwdr, dhania pwdr, amchoor & garam masala. Add boiled Chana along with the water. Also mash a few Chana (about 1 tbsp) using a ladle and simmer for another 45 minutes….till it’s almost dry and a thick sauce coats it. Serve with a garnish of freshly chopped dhania & a squeeze of lime!
PS: if not making for Prasad….you can top with freshly chopped onions, green chutney and some haldiram bhujia…yummmmmmy!