Sooji ka Halwa

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • Pinch of saffron strands ( soaked in 1 tbsp. hot milk) / yellow or red food color
  • 1/2 cup sliced mixed dry fruits
  • 4-5 green cardamoms ( seeds only )

Method :

  • Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a wide pan or wok.
  • Add semolina and fry on low heat until it turns golden in color and gives a nice aroma of roasting semolina.
  • Remove from the pan and keep aside.
  • Heat remaining ghee in the same pan, add cardamom seeds & fry for few seconds.
  • Add sugar, soaked saffron / food color & water and cook on medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add half quantity of the nuts; cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add semolina and cook, stirring frequently, for 4 -5 minutes ( make sure there are no lumps ).
  • When the mixture starts to become thick and begins to come off the pan, take it out in a serving platter.
  • Garnish with remaining nuts. Serve hot.
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