This is one recipe which I made during one of my fasts on thursdays .And this is quite healthy and easy as I have used multigrain atta( or you can use whole wheat flour also) and jaggery. Its rich in iron and fibre and could be made as an evening snack for kids.Everybody liked it as it was different from the regular kesari and due to the color of the sweet my son thought that it was chocolate halwa and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Preparation time:15 mins
Multigrain atta/whole wheat flour-1 cup
Nuts (cashews and almonds)-2 tbsp
Cardamom powder-2 tsp
1.Heat 1/3 of the mentioned ghee in a wok and add the flour and roast well till the flour turns light brown in colour and nice aroma arises.Take care as you don't want to burn the flour.
2.Then add the water and mix well.Keep stirring so that no lumps are formed.Add crushed jaggery to it.I mixed jaggery directly to it as my jaggery is very clean and pure.If your jaggery has impurities then dissolve the jaggery in the 1/2 cup of water mentioned in the ingredients and filter it and then add it to the flour ( instead of adding water and jaggery separately).
3.Add the next 1/3 portion of ghee and cardamom powder to this mixture and keep stirring to avoid any lumps.The mixture will absorb all the ghee and will look like a Halwa/Kesari.Now switch off the flame.
4.Now heat the final 1/3 portion of the ghee in a separate pan and add the nuts and raisins.toast till they turn golden in color and then add it to the Multigrain atta kesari .
5.Serve hot with a teaspoon of melted ghee on top.
*You can use sugar instead of jaggery but the color may be a little different .
*Use dark coloured jaggery for rich chocolate brown colour or else still the kesari will taste awesome but the end colour might vary.
*Do not try to reduce the amount of ghee as it gives the kesari or halwa texture to this sweet.