In a kadhai/wok add the rava and 2 tablespoon ghee.
Stir-fry on low flame stirring constantly till you get a nice aroma comes and the rava changes colour to light golden brown.
Add the boiling water to the pan and stir. Take care there are no lumps formed keep in low flame.
Cook covered for 3-4 minutes or until the rava is cooked.(Generally by the time the lumps go th erava is cooked so this is a step I generally do not follow).
Add the sugar and yellow colour, keep the flame low, and stir well. There may be lumps stir well to mash them.
Cook till the till the Shira comes together for about 4-5 minutes.
Add ghee fried cashews, elachi and mix well.
You can either grease a plate with ghee and spread the Shira in it cut in diamonds after cooling. Or like me serve it as a scoop.