Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sooji Ka Halwa

Sooji ka halwa reminds me of childhood.. I used to look for raisins hidden in its grainy texture.. As a child, i loved this dessert because my mom put alot of raisins into it and i liked the taste of raisins cooked with the halwa.. those soft centered juicy dry fruits. My mom knew that i love the raisins in halwa.. she use to pick them out of the halwa and gimme alot more to make my sweet-treat totally enjoyable.

Ingredients :

2 table-spoon ghee
1/2 cup semolina
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tea-spoon cardamom powder
2 cups water
1 tea-spoon raisins
1 tea-spoon almond slivers
1 tea-spoon cashew cut into small pieces
1 table-spoon desiccated coconut

Procedure :
  1. Heat ghee in a pan
  2. Add semolina. Lower down the flame and cook semolina while stirring frequently till it gets golden-brown and you smell the aroma of cooked semolina.
  3. Add water, sugar, cardamom powder and the dry fruits (leaving a few for the garnish). Stir continuously to avoid any lumps. 
  4. On a medium flame, cook till the mixture stops spluttering and the mixture gets thick.
  5. Transfer the halwa in a serving bowl. 
  6. Garnish with desiccated coconut and  chopped dry-fruits.
  7. Can be served warm or chilled.

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