Monday, May 18, 2009

Suji Ka Halwa -Semolina Dessert

Semolina/suji/smeed/farina/rawa whatever you are used to know it as is versatile and can be made into numerous savoury and sweet dishes.This dessert known as halwa is very easy to make and you will have people asking for more.The addition of almonds takes this dessert to sublime heights.Try it !

1 cup semolina
1 cup almonds(toasted & powdered)
3/4 cup sugar(adjust to suit your taste)
1 cup milk
a few saffron strands
a dash of cardamom powder
some cashew nuts and raisins
3 tbs of ghee/clarified butter

Procedure: Heat a little ghee and toast the cashews,and raisins and reserve for later use.Now add the remaining ghee to the pan and roast the semolina till it turns a golden color, now add the almond powder and keep stirring.Add the milk, sugar, cardamom powder, saffron, and cook till the semolina turns soft.Keep stirring to prevent it from burning at the base.Add the raisins and cashews.It can be served warm or cold.You could also use slivers of pistachio with the nuts and raisins.

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