Atte ka Halwa/ Wheat Flour Halwa

Atte ka Halwa/ Wheat Flour Halwa
 Atte ka Halwa/ Wheat Flour Halwa
This halwa is super easy and quick to make. You just need few basic ingredients from your pantry- wheat flour, ghee and sugar-and you can make a super yumm, tasty, delicious dessert in no time.  This halwa is melt-in-the-mouth and is smooth, soft and moist in texture. You can add nuts of your choice to the halwa.
Serve it either hot or warm.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes 
Cooking Time: 15 minutes 
Total Time: 20 minutes 
Serves: 3-4
Atta/ Whole Wheat Flour- 1 cup
Clarified Butter/ Ghee- 1/2 cup
Sugar- 1 cup
Water- 2 cups
Green Cardamoms- 5-6 (Seeds only, slightly crushed)
Saffron strands/ Kesar- 15-20

Cashews- 10-15, slivered 
Almonds- 10-15, slivered 
Pistachios- 10-15, slivered 

Dried Rose Petals- to garnish(Optional)


We will start by heating the ghee in a heavy bottomed kadai or pan.
Next, add whole wheat flour to the hot ghee and start roasting it.
Simultaneously, take sugar and water in another pan.
Keep this pan on medium flame and let the solution come to a boil.
Add crushed cardamom seeds and saffron strands to the sugar solution.
Keep your eyes also on the sugar solution. We want simple sugar solution and not a thread consistency solution.
Meanwhile, Keep stirring and frying the atta continuously till its color changes to golden brown color, you may add half of the slivered cashews and almonds. And reserve half for garnishing. This way nuts will also get roasted along with the flour. 
There is no need to roast pistachios.
When the atta or whole wheat flour is roasted nicely, changes to chocolatey brown color, you get the aroma of roasted whole wheat flour and also begins to release ghee, add in the hot sugar solution.
Be careful as the mixture might splutter.
Keep on stirring vigorously so that there are no lumps.
When halwa reaches to a semi thick or thick consistency, switch off the flame.
Garnish with slivered nuts.
Serve it either hot or warm.