Wednesday, May 29, 2013

SUJI(SEMOLINA) HALWA/SHEERA

Suji halwa is a simple,delicious & traditional Indian dessert !!!It is prepared all over India but the taste varies from place to place.It is one of the traditional recipes.In my childhood my grand mom and mom prepared this dessert on all special days or religious occasions.It is offering to God as prasad, after the pooja or any ceremony at home may be fasting, navratri pooja or some other occasion.



INGREDIENTS:-

Semolina-1/2 cup
Ghee or unsalted butter-4 tbsp
Sugar-1/2 cup
Water-1 & 1/2 cups
Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp
Cashew nuts-1 tbsp
Raisins-1 tbsp
Sliced almonds-2 tbsp


METHOD:-

1-In a pan boil water,sugar and cardamom powder on a medium heat for 10-12 mints and keep aside.
2-In a pan heat ghee or butter,add Cashew nuts,raisins and 1 tbsp almonds and fry for 30 secs.
3-Once the raisins become plump,remove from pan and keep aside.Then add semolina and roast till nice golden brown(stir Continuously).
3-Add syrup little by little,as you add the syrup to semolina water will splatter.Then add all the dry fruits.
4-Allow the semolina to be cooked with cover at medium heat,stir continuously.
5-When semolina absorb all the water and starts leaving the sides of the pan remove from heat.
6-Garnish with remaining sliced almonds.Serve warm or cold as your wish and enjoy.

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