Sooji (Semolina Halwa)

Recipe by bri765
READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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