Suji halwa is a quick and easy halwa which is often made in most indian homes. Normally i make this halwa on the 9th day of navratri festival along with dry kala chana and pooris for kanjak pooja.
Suji halwa is also known as rava sheera in western india and rava kesari in south india.Since this method is very easy and quick, you don’t need any excuse or occasion to make it.
- Sooji/rava/semolina – 1 cup
- Sugar – 1 cup , or as per required
- Ghee – ½ cup
- Cardamoms – 4 to 5 (powdered in a mortar-pestle)
- Cashews – 10 to 12 (halved or whole)
- Raisins/kishmish – 2 tbsp
- Water – 2 cups
- Ghee to fry cashew and raisins – 1/2 tbsp
- Take a pan. Heat half spoon of ghee, fry the cashew nut first and take it out in a plate.
- Now fry raisins for few seconds and set aside.(ensuring it doesn’t burn)
- Heat kadai or pan.
- Add ghee and once the ghee becomes hot, add the semolina and stir.(keep it on a low flame)
- Keep on stirring the sooji/semolina so that it does not stick to the pan and is roasted evenly.
- Keep on stirring the semolina for about 7-8 mins till it changes the color.
- Add sugar, cashew, raisins and water and let it boil for sometime.
- Keep on stirring often till the whole mixture starts thickening. (Just be careful as the mixture has the tendency to splutter)
- At last add cardamom powder and mix well.
- Serve hot or cold.
- You can also make sugar syrup instead of adding sugar directly to the halwa.
- You can add milk instead of water.
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