WeetBix Halwa Recipe

Weetbix Halwa is something which I prepare very often at my home during festivals which fall on a working day. This is because they are healthy, quick & easier. The measurements given in this halwa is for 4 pieces of weet-bix, each with 15gms. The timings and other measurements would change based on the amount of weetbix we use. I had used palm sugar as they are healthier than refined sugar. This makes the dish completely guilt free too. The measurements of ghee are the most minimal one required for this halwa and you may wish to increase if you wish to do so. If you do not have time to soak the nuts, do not use almonds as it is a must to peel them and it needs to be soaked for 2 hours. You may also use the readymade almond milk instead of grinding the nuts to a nice paste. In that case, use 1-1/2 cup of almond milk and use only 1/2 a cup of water.  Weet bix, Palm sugar, Mixed nuts, Cardamom Powder (Elaichi), Ghee, Water, Saffron strands   4 Weet bix , biscuits 1/2 cup Palm sugar 1/3 cup Mixed nuts , (almonds, cashew, pista) 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi) 4 teaspoons Ghee Water , as required pinch Saffron strands     10   10     To begin making the WeetBix Halwa recipe, if you are using almonds, soak for 2 hours else this step can be ignored.Remove the skin from almonds. Blend the nuts with saffron and less than 1/2 a cup of water. Blend to a nice paste.Take a microwave safe bowl and brush it with ghee. Crush the weetbix separately with hands.Add a teaspoon of ghee and mix well. Microwave for 30 seconds. Take out and mix well.Microwave for another 30 seconds. By this time you would get a nice aroma. If you are not getting then take out, mix well and keep 30 seconds again. Do not keep beyond 1-1/2 minutes.Add the nuts-saffron mix, remaining water, palm sugar and cardamom with this weet bix. Mix well. The water gets absorbed fast but do not worry.Add 1 teaspoon ghee on top. Microwave for a total of 4 minutes. Take out every 2 minutes and mix well. Adjust the sugar taste, (if you want to do so) during these intervals.After 4 minutes take out and add a teaspoon of ghee. The halwa would become thick by itself in 5 minutes time for the heat it has.Serve either hot, warm or cold. The consistency would remain the same.Serve WeetBix Halwa as a dessert after your Festive Diwali Meal or just after a light dinner of Paneer Pav Bhaji on a weekday.