Sooji ka Halwa
Updated: Apr 5, 2019
It is said every new venture should start with sweets. Keeping this in my mind, I have also started the blog with my mother's famous sweet dish recipe - "Sooji ka Halwa".
I distinctly remember from my childhood how sweets were prepared on every important occasion, for example, when we went for exams, or got good results, or got selected anywhere, my mother always made halwa prasad.
I have fond memories of my birthdays in my childhood. My mother used to make "halwa cake" for prasad and we used to cut halwa cake first thing in the morning. I have kept this tradition alive by making halwa cake for my children's birthdays. Fortunately, my children are also following this tradition.
Ingredients (serves 6 person):
Sooji (semolina) - 1 bowl
Besan (gram flour) - 1 tbsp
Sugar - 1 bowl
Ghee - 3/4 bowl
Dry fruits - Almonds - 5 (chopped), cashews - 2 (chopped), raisins - 10
Cardamom Powder - 1/4 tsp
Warm water - 2 glasses (500ml)
1. Take a pan or kadhai and heat it.
2. Keep one tablespoon of ghee aside, add the rest of ghee in the kadhai.
3. When the ghee melts, add all sooji in it. Stir the mixture continuously on a slow flame.
4. When sooji turns golden brown, add besan in it. Keep stirring the mixture continuously otherwise it may burn
5. When the mixture become golden brown, add 1 glass of warm water. Stir.
6. Add sugar. Stir it a bit faster to avoid lumps.
7. When the mixture thickens, add more water slowly and keep stirring it.
8. When the mixture becomes thick, add chopped dry fruits and cardamom powder and mix it well.
9. Now add remaining 1 tbsp of ghee to the mixture and mix it well.
10. Your halwa is ready. Serve it hot after garnishing with dry fruits.
1. Most people don't add besan to the halwa. Besan was used in this recipe as it gives the halwa a smooth feel and texture.
2. 1 extra tbsp of ghee is used in the end to give the halwa a rich look.