Sooji ka Halwa

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Serves 4-6

The rick semolina sweet dish is a firm favourite in many desi households.  It is normally served as a sweet starter for special meals, or enjoyed as part of a halwa poori cholay breakfast.

1 cup
fine sooji/semolina
1 cup
1 cup
ghee or butter
(you can opt to use up to half this amount)
1 can or 2 cups
evaporated milk
(you can use whole milk instead)
1/4 tsp.
cardamom powder
pinch of color and/or saffron
crushed or flaked nuts for garnishing

Heat ghee/butter in a pan, add the semolina and fry on low heat until colour starts to change and it gives a lovely nutty aroma.  You should keep stirring often so the colour is even. In the meantime, pour the milk and sugar, saffron and/or food colour into a blender and blend until well combined.

Once the semolina is golden, slowly add the blended milk/sugar mixture a little at a time. Be careful not to pour it all at once because it will splutter.  Once all the milk is in the semolina, keep stirring and let it cook until most of the moisture is gone. Add the cardamom powder, mix it in, then cover and set on low heat to steam for 5 minutes. Garnish with nuts before serving.



Hi cup semolina is how much grams??thanks

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Approximately 170 grams

Is this kesari? Or a different type of a sweet?