Suji Ka Halwa is probably the most popular Halwa in India. It’s made in every festival as a prasad. Here are some other halwa recipes, you may like:
|Preparation Time:||30 minutes|
|Fine Suji (Semolina)||1 cup|
|Ghee (clarified butter)||1/3 cup|
|Chopped badam (almonds)||2 tbsp|
|Kishmish (raisins)||2 tbsp|
|Kharbuje ke beej (shelled melon seeds optional)||2 tbsp|
|Choti elaichi (small cardamom)||1|
- Crush cardamom to a fine powder. Keep aside.
- Chop almonds coarsely lengthwise and keep aside.
- Boil 3 1/2 cups of water and keep it on low heat.
- Roast suji in ghee till it’s dark brown on medium heat. Halwa tastes better if suji is really dark brown. Keep stirring it constantly otherwise it will burn.
- Add almonds and roast for 2 more minutes.
- Add melon seeds and roast for a minute. You will hear the seeds pop.
- Add raisins, cardamom powder, sugar and boiling water.
- Stir to mix everything. Keep stirring. Water will be quickly absorbed by suji. Be careful, sometimes suji and water lumps pop up a little. Once it’s pretty thick, turn off the heat.
- Suji Ka Halwa is ready. Garnish with almonds and serve.
- There are various grades of suji available in Indian stores. Make sure you buy the finest one for halwa.
- More ghee makes it more delicious. Add as much as you like.
- Saute suji very dark brown for best taste but be careful not to burn it. You will get the hang of it after a few times.
- This is a very popular sweet used as Prasad in pooja.
- I make this halwa when camping. I roast suji and dry fruits at home. Once they cool down, I add sugar and cardamom and store the mixture in a ziplock. Now at camp, I just boil water and add the suji mixture to it. Halwa is ready in 10 minutes.