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    Sooji (Semolina Halwa)

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    bri765's Note:

    This recipe is slightly altered from one I found on the internet. My son and I love it, but try to restrict yourself from eating it daily!

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    1. 1
      In a small saucepan, bring water, sugar, and raisins (optional) to a boil, set aside.
    2. 2
      In a small to medium saucepan, heat ghee.
    3. 3
      Add semolina, cardamom.
    4. 4
      Sauté until light brown, stirring constantly.
    5. 5
      Add water/sugar/raisin mixture.
    6. 6
      Heat and stir until halwa reaches the consistency of thick mashed potatoes.
    7. 7
      Remove from heat, add almonds.
    8. 8
      note: I like to cook the halwa with the raisins but discard them (I don't particularly care for raisins).
    9. 9
      I also sauté the almonds in a bit of ghee, but that isn't necessary.
    10. 10
      To make ghee: Heat 2 sticks of butter in a saucepan on med-high until boiling.
    11. 11
      Turn down heat to med-low and cook for several more minutes, stirring occasionally.
    12. 12
      Ghee will take on a weird plastic-like appearance at the top and smell like caramel.
    13. 13
      Strain the ghee through cheesecloth and a fine strainer.
    14. 14
      Save what isn't used in an airtight container (it does not need to be refrigerated).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 07, 2005


      we love sooji and whenever we get an emergency dessert need, we always resort to this. i love how it can be fixed so fast. i usually use sugar in a 1:1 ratio with the semolina, so this was a tad sweet for me. i also used milk for some of the water. i added some toasted walnuts and almonds and went easy on the ghee, and we revelled in this after-dinner treat - thanks for posting.

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    • on February 06, 2005


      This wasvery tasty, easy to put together and a nice treat all in all. I normally make semolina halwa without even a drop of ghee and it's one of my specialities:) You might want to check out my recipe as well. Thanks for this one!

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    Nutritional Facts for Sooji (Semolina Halwa)

    Serving Size: 1 (114 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 525.2
    Calories from Fat 250
    Total Fat 27.8 g
    Saturated Fat 16.3 g
    Cholesterol 66.8 mg
    Sodium 1.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 64.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 33.3 g
    Protein 6.0 g

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