Monday, 29 June 2009

Suji Ka Halwa Or Sheera (Semolina Pudding)

Halwa or sheera is one of the most common sweet dish served in India.There are a number of verities of Halwa.But the most common is Rawa Halwa or Suji Ka Halwa or Sheera or Semolina Halwa.It is made up of Rava(semolina)or Suji(dalia) or rawa can be replaced with simple wheat flour which is also an another great recipe.Various flavours are made like mango,pineapple,saffron,cardamom,etc.


1 cup suji (rawa/semolina)

¾ cup sugar

1.5 cup whole milk

1.5 cup water

3 tbsp ghee, butter or margarine

1 tsp cardamom (Elaichi)

2 tbsp raisin

2 tbsp cashew nuts

10 almonds

Procedure to make Rawa Halwa:
1. Heat ghee, butter or margarine in a non stick pan.

2. Add Semolina and heat for few minutes .

3. Keep stirring continuously so as not to burn until the semolina turns light brown in color

4. Add sugar and half of both raisin, and cashew. Heat few more minutes in low-medium heat.

5. Add warm water and milk. Add cardamom powder.Mix well and heat until you get desired consistency, reduce the heat to low, cover and let simmer for 4-5 minutes.

6. Cover and let cook for an additional 5 minutes.Garnish with remaining raisins cashews and almonds.Serve immediately and enjoy hot.

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