Suji Ka Halwa is one sweet dish that I love to cook and eat as well, though suji (semolina) is made from wheat, we do get Gluten free Suji that works as good as the regular one. So those who are intolerant to gluten or celiacs can opt for gluten free semolina. Suji Ka Halwa is often the choice of sweet made for prashad, offering to God, as it is something everyone affords and is made with simple ingredients.
Suji Ka Halwa has nuts in it though it tastes great without it as well. I use almond milk because I am lactose intolerant as well, however, in general normal dairy milk is used.
Suji Ka Halwa is a simple, quick and delicious treat that takes no more than 30 minutes to cook. I love it and once you try it, you will love it as well. Great for midnight dessert cravings as well.
Treat yourself often!
Lets see what all we need:
- Semolina: 1/2 cup ( normal / GF)
- Sugar: 1/2 cup ( You can use any sugar of your choice, regular, raw, or coconut sugar also works well) I prefer raw or coconut sugar.
- Milk: 1 cups + 2 tbsp ( Any of your choice, regular dairy, or almond milk or coconut milk works as well) I prefer almond milk.
- Water: 1/2 cup
- Ghee: 3 Tbsp
- Mix Nuts: 1/4 cup (Almonds,cashew, pistachio), chopped & roasted. (optional)
- Cardamom powder: 1/2 Tsp
- Raisins: 5-7 (optional)
- Saffron: few strains soaked in 2 tbsp milk
Let’s make it:
- In a deep pan, 3 tablespoons of ghee, once it is hot, add Suji.
- Mix the Suji well with the ghee and keep stirring it until it leaves aroma and roasted. Approx. 4-5 mins on medium heat. ( Color of the Suji stays the same, dont turn it brown)
- Slowly stir in the milk while pouring milk to the suji, add the water at the same time. (Tip: keep the milk & water luke warm, it will mix better and faster).
- Keep stirring the Halwa, so that it doesn’t stick to the pan, add the saffron milk, cardamom powder to the mix and stir well.
- Add the nuts and raisins and mix well ( if you have gastroparesis or allergic to nuts avoid this step. The halwa will still taste delicious)
- Finally, once the semolina soaks in all the water and the milk, add the sugar and mix well, turning the heat low.
- Keep stirring until the sugar is dissolved and halwa leaves the corners of the pan. Remove from heat once it does.
- Serve hot or chilled. It tastes delicious. I like it warm.
“Suji Ka Halwa is a sweet treat you can indulge in any day, dont’ forget to treat yourself”