Kesari halwa is a super delicious, melt in the mouth kind of desert. It contains a kashmiri based spice kesar, which gives this halwa a bright colored, rich look. One of the all-time favourite recipes, this dessert is enjoyed by all ages. It can be given to children as an afternoon snack or as a homemade treat after lunch or dinner as well. As a bonus kesar is a super antioxidant as well.
To make sugar syrup, take 50ml water in a pan and bring it to boil.
Add 1.5 tbsp sugar and allow it to dissolve.
Add kesar water and boil till you get an onestrand consistency. Keep this aside.
Take another nonstick fry pan and heat it at a low flame.
Melt 1 tbsp ghee and then add 1 tsp chopped cashew nut, 1 tsp raisins and 2 tbsp suji.
Roast the mixture till golden brown and dry.
Add the previously made sugar water and 1/2 cup milk. Stir this well to prevent any lumps.
Add 1/8th tsp elaichi powder for a beautiful aroma and flavor.
Cook till it starts to come together as a halwa and starts to leave the pan on its sides.