Halwa puri is a traditional sweet at the special occasion of Milaud-Un-Nabi which means the birthday of Prophet Muhammad(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).
Soak a cup of the chana dal for one hour.
Take pressure cooker add soaked chana dal and 1/2 glass of water.
Close the lid and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
Carefully open the lid. Let it cool completely.
Add boiled and cooled chana dal into the blender jar.
Blend to a smooth paste. Set aside.
Heat a pan add 3 spoons ghee.
Add raisins, almonds and cashew nuts.
Fry for a minute till they turn crisp and set aside.
Add the blended chana dal paste mix well. Stir continuously and fry for 5 minutes.
Fry till the water in halwa dry.
Add a spoon of ghee stir well.
Add 1 1/2 cup of grated jaggery stir continuously.
Mix well and cook for 5 minutes. Fry until the halwa thickens and leaves the sides.
Add the fried raisins, cashew nuts and almonds mix well.
If necessary add ghee and cardamom powder. This is optional.
Halwa is ready, switch off the fire.
Take into a bowl and set aside. let the halwa cool completely.
Take a bowl add all-purpose flour(a cup of wheat flour and plain flour).
Pour little by little water and make a dough.
The dough should be soft and pliable but not wet.
Divide the dough into lemon size equal portions.
Place the dough, rolling board and halwa bowl side by side.
Take small portion of dough, dust the flour and roll as puri.
Stuff a spoon of halwa at the center of puri fold it.
Using fingers press the edges of puri to lock the halwa mixture.
Carefully lock the puri, if there are any gaps the halwa will spread in the oil.
Repeat the same process for all the puri.
Heat oil in a pan over high flame and reduce to medium flame.
Drop one or two puri do not crowd them.
Fry on both sides till the puri turns golden and crisp.
Take into the tissue to remove excess oil.
Similarly fry all the puri. let it cool and can store in an airtight container for 3 -4 days.
Serve the halwa puri with the best combination of hot rava kheer.
Serve as a snack, breakfast or at any Eid occasion.