Saturday 20 November 2010

Sooji (semolina) halwa

Creamy semolina halwa that is aromatic and tasty with the infusion of saffron and cardamom.


120g / 4oz fine sooji (semolina)
120g / 4oz sugar
3 tablespoons ghee
1 teaspoon cardamom powder
250 ml milk
Few strands saffron
Few almond slivers for garnish.


1. In a heavy bottom pan add the ghee and add the semolina, stir fry in ghee till sooji turns light brown. (Approx 10 minutes)
2. Warm the milk in the microwave and add the saffron, leave for milk to be infused with the saffron flavour.
3. Add the milk to the browned semolina and stir till mixture thickens and all the milk is absorbed.
4. Add the sugar and cardamom powder and mix till sugar is melted and well mixed with the semolina.
5. Transfer to serving dish and garnish with almond slivers, alternatively to make semolina barfi transfer the halwa to a greased tray and pat the halwa into it smoothing it down with a back of a spoon. Garnish with almond slivers.
6. Once cool cut to desired shapes

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  1. im a big fan of this.. loved the presentation yaar.. last pic is really nice.. :)

  2. Easy halwa Nayna. I love easy desserts.

  3. My favourite dessert dear. Excellent preparation.Halwa looks mouthwatering.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. very lovely presentation dear....

  5. looks yummy and loved ur presentation

  6. looks yummy and loved ur presentation

  7. hi nayna,
    thanku for the wonderful comment and am following ur lovely space too! i especially loved the Papaya salsa---very creative and so very funky presentation! -

  8. I would love to have some now, was craving for sweets and i am drooling looking at these delicious halwa...

  9. like the idea of making them in to shapes :)

  10. halwa looks super delicious...and love ur presentation

  11. Lovely clicks Naina.Its my favorite dessert.

  12. This one is my fav...!! Beautiful clicks!!

  13. looks delicious! cute presentation too!

  14. Love it and more importantly, I love your presentation. I would surely try it out.

  15. FINALLY SA RECIPE!!!!!!!!!!! Ive been looking everywhere! there's a local all you can eat Indian and i just have tons of this dessert and id really love to cook it :D now i can!!!! fab and tasty thank you


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