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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sooji Ka Halwa - Semolina Halwa


Sooji ka Halwa is a very popular Indian Dessert. Its quick and easy to make with just a few ingredients. Now halwa is a kind of pudding and there are different kinds of halwa - like Carrot Halwa, Moong Dal Halwa,  Pineapple Halwa to name a few. By the way  you can find all the recipes here at my blog.



Ingredients :
  • 1 cup Sooji /Semolina
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter/ghee
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (cashews, pistachios)
  • 3 cups water
  • *1 tbsp Orange Food color (optional) or ** pinch of Saffron 
* 1 tbsp food coloring is prepared by adding just a bit of color(solid/liquid)  to 1 tbsp water.
** If you are considering using Saffron-  Take a pinch of saffron and dissolve it in 1 tbsp warm milk. 

Preparation
  • In a sauce pan or pot add 3 cups of water and sugar. Heat it on medium flame until the sugar dissolves.Keep this aside.
  • Now in a Kadhai or thick bottomed pan, melt the butter on medium flame. Add the chopped nuts and fry. Next add Sooji / Semolina and roast this in butter/ghee for about 5-6 minutes. This eliminates the raw smell of Sooji. Roast till you get a beautiful golden color.   Make sure to keep it on medium low flame or else the Sooji could get burnt. Keep stirring continuously. 
  • Next very carefully add the water+sugar mixture to this roasted Sooji. Stir it well and keep it covered on medium heat for about 2-3 minutes. The water will all be absorbed and it will get dry. (Now if you would like to add some food coloring you do it at this stage. Just add about 1 tbsp of saffron/orange color and then cover and cook for 2-3 minutes). Your Sooji Ka Halwa or Semolina Halwa is ready to be served. Also when you add the color it could be called as Rava Kesari. This recipe serves 4-6.

10 comments:

  1. Yummy looking halwa. Wish I was there to get a taste of it.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  2. Lovely dish and sure would have tasted good

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  3. very droolworthy and lip smacking halwa dear.

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  4. yummy halwa....it looks so good...definitely it tastes just awesome :-)

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  5. Thanks for that lovely comment on my space Dolly. You have a wonderful blog as well. I loved the recipe and the video tutorial. Keep the great work going. :)

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  6. Yum Halwa with nice cutting too. Happy to follow u

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  8. Sooji ka halwa looks so tempting.

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  9. wow...thats my fav and you made it perfectly..:)

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