Avalakki halwa/Poha halwa

Ingredients:
Avalakki/Poha – 1/2 cup
Sugar – 1 1/4 cup
Water – 1 cup
Milk – 1 cup
Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Raisins and cashews – as required

Preparation:
1. Dry roast the poha for 5-6 minutes and allow it to cool.
2. Coarsely grind the poha in a mixer.
3. Roast the poha powder again for 2 minutes.
4. Boil milk and keep it aside. Boil water and pour it to the poha along with one glass of boiling water and cook it for 5-7 mins until the poha is well cooked.
5. Add sugar and cardamom powder and keep stirring. Adding of sugar will loosen the mixture and it will become watery.
6. Keep stirring by adding ghee until the mixture starts sticking out of the kadai and becomes solid.
7. The kesari can be decorated with fried raisins and cashews.

The above halwa serves 3 people easily!

Tips:
– artificial colour can be added to improve the look of the halwa.
– If you dont prefer sugar, this can be tried with jaggery as well.

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