firstly, in a large bowl soak 1 cup rice for 2 hours.
drain off the water and transfer to the blender.
add 1 cup coconut and ¼ cup water.
blend to smooth paste, keep aside.
in a large kadai take 1 cup jaggery and add 2¾ cup water.
stir well until the jaggery dissolves completely.
add in prepared rice coconut paste, ¼ tsp salt and stir well.
stir until the mixture is well combined without forming lumps.
further, add 2 tbsp ghee and mix well.
the mixture will start to turn glossy and separates the pan after 15 minutes.
level up spreading uniformly. rest for 30 minutes or until it sets completely.
after 30 minutes, slowly unmould the halbai.
finally, garnish with cashew and enjoy halbai or rice halwa with ghee during nagarpanchami festival.