Suji halwa is one of the most liked and delicious Indian dessert. It is very easy to make, does not take much time and made in most Indian homes including mine. It can be included as part of a balanced diet. Eat in moderation but enjoy it fully when you do!
- ½ cup Suji
- 1/3 cup Sugar/Jaggery
- 4 tbsp Ghee
- 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder – crushed in a mortar and pestle
- 1½ cup hot Water
- 10 to 12 Almonds – roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp Raisins
- 7 to 8 Cashewnuts (unsalted) – roughly chopped
- Heat the ghee in a kadai or deep pan. Now add suji. Roast the suji on low flame till it gives out a nice aroma and turns slightly brown in colour. When the suji turns brown in colour it means that it has been roasted well.
- Keep stirring continuously for at least 7 to 8 minutes.
- In a pan heat water for adding to the suji.
- Once the water is hot and the suji has been roasted well add the water and keep stirring.
- Now add sugar and mix well. Cook on low flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add cardamom and mix.
- Also add the dry fruits at this stage.
- Mix well and check the sweetness of the halwa, if you want it sweeter add more sugar.
- Your suji halwa is now ready to serve, garnish with some chopped almonds.
The suji should be roasted well before cooking.
Also use the fine variety of suji for making halwa.
You can use jaggery instead of sugar.
Water used for cooking the suji should be hot and not at room temperature. If you use water at room temperature the suji can form lumps.
Milk can be used instead of water which gives a rich taste to the halwa.
You can add dry fruits of your choice.
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