This is my aunts recipe. Very easy and healthy sweet dish.
1 Cup Whole Wheat
1 Cup Sugar or 1 Cup Jaggery or 1 cup molasses
1/4 teaspoon rose essence (optional - any essence can be used)
2 teaspoons of ghee
Soak Wheat overnight. Grind wheat with the soaked water into a fine paste. Extract the milk out of the ground paste through a strainer or muslin cloth. Repeat the process of grinding / straining of the mixture adding little water at least twice. (approximately you should get 3 to 3.5 cups of extract - depends on the amount of water added for grinding)
In a thick bottom vessel, melt 1 Cup Sugar or 1 Cup Jaggery or 1 cup molasses (Color of Halwa will be darker if Jaggery or molasses is added, add the strained mixture and bring it to a boil stirring continuously till it begins bubble. Then add 1 teaspoon of ghee and 1/4 teaspoon rose essence stir and turn off the fire Smear a plate with 1 teaspoon of ghee and pour the mixture. When the halwa is cooled cut into desired shapes
NOTE: If you find the Halwa is not solid enough. Cool it and microwave it for a couple of minutes. The Halwa does get hardened. Use your own creativity to decorate the halwa with nuts or flavoring