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We liked this dessert very much and my children were fighting for the last spoons!
I never had hot sweet semolina in this way and I liked the saffron and cardamon combination.
Thanks for the recipe.
Done for PAC Spring 2011
Delicious!!! Just like I love it! We dont have semolina choices here, so I used 10 min Cream of Wheat...it was perfect.
Always used to buy this when the Hare Krishna's did a cheap meal every Thursday at university. This recipe brought back so many memories! I didn't have any almonds or sultanas, so used chopped peanuts and currants instead. Realized I didn't have ground cardamon half way through so used cardamon seeds. Lovely pops of flavor all the way through. Yum!
I've made almost the same recipe as this, but with milk instead of water. It is the more traditional way of making it in India.
Although I liked the touch of cardamom, I found this pudding to be much too sweet. I can't seem to find the old Hare Krishna recipe I used to use.
I am asian of Indian descent. I think I mixed this recipe up with another because this one turned out so much sweeter than I expected. Too sweet, if I were to repeat I would deffinitely put at least half the sugar.
Thankyou for sharing.
I really liked this. It was so toasty-tasting and not too sweet. Very easy to make too. I used coarse semolina couscous. The saffron, cardamom, and almonds were lovely. What a great combination of flavors that melded so perfectly. Made for "More Than Just Curries" tag game.
I was addicted to this dessert when living in Brisbane just down the road from the Hare Krishna cafe and now I have found the recipe - Nivarna!!
This semolina halva has lovely buttery and cardamom flavor. Previous reviewer had good comment about pressing leftovers in pan to cut in slices and eat when cooled.