Halwa is a popular dessert across the Indian sub-continent and middle east. This comes in different forms though the main ingredients are mostly flour and nuts. This particular version of Halwa is made with corn-flour, which gives it such a visually appealing, glossy finish, that is hard to resist. Being the sweet lover that I am, this used to be one of my childhood favorites. These days when I have to be more careful about what I eat, I justify myself eating this by telling myself that having a piece of this would give me my daily share of nuts ;)
Lime juice -1tsp
Add sugar and 100ml water to a sauce pan and bring it to a boil, add lemon juice and set the syrup aside.Mix corn flour with 100 ml of water to form a batter without any lumps. In a non stick pan add 1 tsp of ghee (do not switch on the stove now)add cornflour mixture to it and mix, now switch on the stove at low.when the mixture starts to thicken switch of the stove and add sugar syrup little by little and keep mixing to avoid any lumps.Continue this till all the syrup is used up. Now turn on the stove and cook on low stirring add ghee little by little and use up the entire ghee.If you are using food color add it at this stage along with cardamom powder.Continue cooking till ghee starts to ooze out,now add almonds/cashewnuts, mix well. Transfer this to a greased plate and once cool cut into desired shape.