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Extremely delicious, easy and quick Suji ka Halwa or Sooji ka Halwa Recipe (Indian Semolina Pudding). This recipe is made using sooji, ghee, water, sugar and cardamom. Perfect for Diwali or any Indian festival or celebrations
Suji ka Halwa / Sooji ka Halwa is one of the MOST Popular and frequently made Indian desserts of all times.
Its popularity is such that no matter which part of India you visit, you can find this recipe…even in restaurants all across the globe.
It’s an Indian dessert pudding made using semolina (suji), water, ghee and sugar. Very basic ingredients but if done right, it can result in a fingerlicking dish.
If you don’t measure or eyeball the ingredients, it takes a minute to ruin the entire recipe into a pulpy mess.
It’s also the most used recipe in Indian Festivals, especially when offering it in the temple or celebrating any auspicious event at home.
Most people love it because it’s extremely easy to make (and digest too), taste awesome, looks rich n smells even divine.
And One more thing, depending on your taste, the color or the halwa ranges from light to dark.
It’s popularly known as Sheera or Lapsi too
It’s made using 3 very basic ingredients and then rest are added ingredients as per choice + decoration:
And to make the perfect suji ka halwa, these Ingredients need to be properly measured n added carefully.
If you don’t measure the exact ingredients you’ll end up with different versions of halwa
( Too sweet or less, too watery or dry, too oily or less, no taste Coz something is still missing OR the worst burning it).
To begin with, Halwa is the easiest of Indian desserts and also the most famous one. Because it’s so easy to make, it’s made a lot and I mean a lot of times in Indian homes.
Growing up, I remember eating it in Every Festive occasion and every household tries to improvise on the version.
You can find the halwa in a basic cream color to all sorts of color added by people….I’ve even had a purple halwa 😉
Although this is a fairly simple recipe, but if not measured and the steps are not followed, it goes from delicious to a mess in seconds.
So here are the Important steps:
(Step By Step Process Picture to Make Suji ka Halwa)
This halwa is mostly served during weekend brunch or even breakfast and anytime after meal dessert too.
It’s also perfect for Indian festivals or puja because it’s so quick to make.
It’s also perfect for a potluck or large Indian gatherings.
I usually serve it in bowl/tall glasses and then decorate with almonds, pistachio, coconut and edible flowers on top. (It’s a stellar and always a Hit in my parties).
You can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
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Suji/Sooji: – I’m using regular semolina (It comes in different variety like fine, extra fine or grainy)