Friday, 5 July 2013

Suji Ka Halwa Recipe

Semolina Desert Recipe
I was asked for this recipe by a dear friend on Facebook & then I realized how could I miss out on the very very famous Suji ka halwa. A lot of childhood memories are associated with it :) So here is how we make Semolina Halwa or Suji Ka halwa.

Ingredients  for Making Suji Ka Halwa

Ingredients Quantity
Semolina (Sooji/ Rawa) 3  cups 
Clarified Butter (Ghee) 1 cup 
Cashews Nuts (Kaju) Handful
Whole raisins (sultanas/Kishmish) Handful
Hot water 5 cups 
Whole/ full cream milk 2 cup 
Sugar 1 cup 
Green cardamom (Elaichi) 5 pods
Saffron (Kesar) A few

Method of Making Suji Ka Halwa 

1. Take another deep bottomed pan & put it on stove at medium flame. Boil Milk with water. Add Cardamons & saffron to this & let the sugar get dissolved. Stir at regular Intervals. 

2. Take a thick bottom pan (Kadhai) & put it on the stove at medium flame. When the pan become hot add ghee (Clarified Butter).

3. When the butter melts, add Semolina  (Sooji) to it & saute/roast on low flame.Stir constantly using spatula till  Semolina (Suji) turns golden brown & give off a faint aroma. When roasting Semolina  make sure you don't leave it unattended as this may burn it.
Suji Halwa Recipe

4. When the Semolina (suji) is properly roasted,slowly add the boiled milk & water syrup. Keep stirring persistently even when you are adding boiled milk & water syrup to avoid any lumps.

5. If any lumps are formed, make sure to break them with the back of the stirring spoon so you get a smooth paste-like consistency. As much as possible one should try to ensure no lumps are formed.

6. Add cashews and raisins to the Sooji / Semolina  and mix well.

7. Cook on low flame till the mixture leave the sides of the pan.

8. Lets do the plating & serve with love.