This is a quick and delicious sweet that can be made in a jiffy.
It is called Seero/Halwa but when we use it as an offering in a pooja
it is called Kara Prasad.
1 cup wheat flour
1 cup unsalted butter or ghee (clarified butter)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
chopped almonds and pistachios for garnishing(optional)
Add the sugar and water in a pan and heat till sugar melts and it comes to
a boil.Keep aside.
Heat the ghee in a pan and add the flour.On a low flame keep stirring till
it becomes a dark golden brown.
The moment it becomes golden, carefully add the sugar syrup and continue
to mix at the same time.
Be extremely careful as it bubbles up.
Now turn off the heat and continue to mix for a couple of minutes
till it gets a little thick.
When it is served as a prasad (holy offering) no nuts are added.
When served as a dessert or part of a meal you can add chopped nuts.
This can also be made with 1/2 flour and 1/2 semolina (sooji).
This tastes delicious with puris and also with pav (a kind of bread).