Moong dal Halwa

My husband was complaining since few days that i have stopped preparing sweets.And whenever i prepare there has to be some occasion associated to it. So here is an yummy and irresistible Halwa for him in today's dinner.
Moong Dal-1/2 Cup
Sugar-1/2 Cup
Ghee-1/4 Cup+2 Tbsp for frying Nuts
Milk/Water-1/4 Cup
Saffron(Optional)-A pinch
Elaichi(Cardamom) Powder-1/2 Tsp
Cashew+Kismis(Raisins)-1/8 Cup

1.Clean the dal and then soak it in enough water for at least 4-5 hours.
2.Heat 2 Tbsp of Ghee and fry the nuts till golden brown.
3.Heat 1/8 cup(half of what is mentioned) of ghee and add the moong dal paste to it.Start stirring immediately.

4.Mean while add sugar and water to make the syrup.

5.Add saffron to the prepared syrup.(Optional Step)

6.After frying the Halwa for around 9-10 mins add the remaining ghee and fry for another 2-3 mins.

7.This is how it should look.

8.Now add the sugar syrup and immediately start mixing.
9.Finally,the thickened halwa should look like this.Add the elaichi powder and garnish with fried nuts.

Serve Hot...
1.Dry roast the dal in a kadhai till a nice aroma comes.It enhance the flavour.
2.Preferably use milk instead of water.

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