Please have a look at the ongoing CWS - Pepper event here and send in your entries on or before June 30th.
Ragi Halwa a sweet made with just ragi and sugar is a twist when you are tired of making or tasting other halwa. The texture of this halwa is so soft and smooth that it just melts into your mouth. You can never make it out that it is made out of ragi.
You can either use ragi flour or fresh ragi granules.If using ragi granules then soak for 2 - 3 hours and grind to a fine paste with enough water. Keep aside and filter with a siever/filter or cloth. Save and keep the water aside.
If using ragi flour then mix the flour with water and keep aside for 10 - 15 minutes. Keep mixing now and then. Use a filter and pour the mixture to remove the rough particles. While pouring too keep mixing the spoon and pour in.
The rest of the ingredients
Ragi as mentioned above( have used half cup of flour)
Sugar - 1/2 cup or as sweetness required
Cardamom - 1 crushed
Ghee - 3 - 4 tbsp
Fried cashewnuts - few
Heat a thick pan and pour in the mixture along with sugar and keep stirring with a spatula. Now and then pour a tsp of ghee and stir well. Keep mixing/stirring until it is thick as halwa. It Will take around 20 - 25 minutes. Finally add freshly crushed cardamom and fried cashewnuts and mix well.
Sending this to Nivedita's Celebrate sweet- Halwa event.