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Sooji Halwa/ Rava /Semolina Halwa

Sooji Halwa / Rava Halwa is an simple Indian dessert which is usually made in festival days. As Diwali is around the corner,hope you will give a try.

Sooji Halwa/ Rava Halwa

Sooji Halwa is an easy dessert. Main Ingredients in this dish are Sooji or Rava,Sugar and Ghee.To make this rich you can add saffron strands too.Some people use milk to make it more rich . But it’s just optional.You can use water instead of milk.It tastes great in any way. Addition of chopped nuts gives it a crunchy feel in every bite.

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Usually food color is added to give this dish a color.You can add or avoid it or you can try my method of adding natural food color as I did in this dish.There is a similar type of other dish called as Sooji/Rava Kesari. Though the ingredients are same in both these dishes,only difference is in the making.

How did I make Sooji Halwa

The first step in making Sooji halwa is preparing sugar syrup.Then roast Sooji/Rava in ghee till golden brown. Adding the sugar syrup to roasted rava. Cook till it’s done.Add ghee as per your requirement.The more the ghee ,the more the taste. (Any Indian would agree with me in this I believe..LOL).If you are more health conscious,then you can substitute ghee with coconut oil or margarine. But trust me, the true taste comes with ghee/Clarified butter.

I didn’t add any food color in this recipe.To get this color I added a tbsn of Beetroot extract.Just grate beetroot and extract the juice by squeezing it.

Other Indian desserts for you to try

Rava/Semolina Ladoo

Beetroot Halwa

Kasi halwa

Papaya Halwa

Paal Kova

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INGREDIENTS

Fine Sooji/Rava/Semolina – 1/2 cup

Sugar – 1/3 cup

Beetroot Extract – 1 tbsn ( see notes)

Water – 1 1/4 cup

Salt – a pinch

Ghee/Clarified Butter – 3 tbsn

Cashews & Raisins – As required

METHOD

  • In a pot take water and sugar.Heat it till the sugar dissolves , add a pinch of salt and beetroot extract.
  • Let it stay in the lower flame.
  • Take a wide heavy bottomed pan.
  • Add a tbsn of ghee and roast cashews and raisins.
  • When cashews turn golden,remove them in a plate.
  • In the same pan,add Sooji/Rava.
  • Roast in a medium flame till nice aroma arises and sooji turns color to light golden.
  • Add the sugar syrup slowly to roasted sooji while stirring continuosly. BE CAREFUL,THE SOOJI SPLATTERS.
  • Cover and cook for a minute.
  • When the water evaporates and sooji gets cooked,add roasted cashews and raisins.
  • Add remaining ghee 1 tbsn at a time and mix thoroughly.
  • The halwa comes clean without sticking to the sides.
  • Halwa is ready to serve.Remove to a bowl.
  • Serve warm.

NOTES

  1. Beetroot extract is got by grating the beetroot and squeezing.
  2. The sugar was perfect.Adjust it as per your requirements.
  3. You can increase or avoid the beetroot extract if you want.
  4. The Sooji and Water  ratio is usually 1:2.But still depends on the quality of Sooji.
  5. Always use fine sooji for this dish.

 

 

 

Sooji HAlwa ,Rava Halwa,Desserts,Indian desserts,easy,Vegetarian
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Sooji Halwa/Rava/Semolina Halwa
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This is an easy Indian Dessert which is made during festival days.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3 people
Author: Lathiya Shanmugasundaram
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Sooji/Rava/Semolina
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsn Beetroot extract See notes
  • 1 1/4 cup Water
  • Salt a pinch
  • 3 tbsn Ghee/Clarified Butter
  • Cashews&Raisins As required
Instructions
  1. In a pot take water and sugar.Heat it till the sugar dissolves , add a pinch of salt and beetroot extract.

  2. Let it stay in the lower flame.

  3. Take a wide heavy bottomed pan.

  4. Add a tbsn of ghee and roast cashews and raisins.

  5. When cashews turn golden,remove them in a plate.

  6. In the same pan,add Sooji/Rava.

  7. Roast in a medium flame till nice aroma arises and sooji turns color to light golden.

  8. Add the sugar syrup slowly to roasted sooji while stirring continuosly. BE CAREFUL,THE SOOJI SPLATTERS.

  9. Cover and cook for a minute.

  10. When the water evaporates and sooji gets cooked,add roasted cashews and raisins.

  11. Add remaining ghee 1 tbsn at a time and mix thoroughly.

  12. The halwa comes clean without sticking to the sides.

  13. Halwa is ready to serve.Remove to a bowl.

    Serve warm.

Recipe Notes
  1. Beetroot extract is extracted by grating the beetroot and squeezing.
  2. The sugar was perfect.Adjust it as per your requirements.
  3. You can increase or avoid the beetroot extract if you want.
  4. The Sooji and Water  ratio is usually 1:2.But still depends on the quality of Sooji.
  5. Always use fine sooji for this dish.

     

 

Sooji HAlwa ,Rava Halwa,Desserts,Indian desserts,easy,Vegetarian
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Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri

Beetroot Phirni

Beetroot Paneer Balls

MoongDal Dahi Vada

Minty Pomegranate Spirtzer

 

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20 Comments

  1. Looks delicious and simple to make, so it’s a great recipe!

  2. curryandvanilla

    Simple but amazingly delicious; a comfort food in the dessert world for us Indians 🙂 Adding beetroot extract is very innovative!

    1. True..the simple dessert is always been our family favorite 😊.. Thank you 😊

  3. Simple yet royal dessert😍😍😍

  4. This sounds like a really delicious comforting dessert, perfect as a snack too, saffron strands sound nice in it. Thank you for bringing your lovely recipe to #CookBlogShare:)

  5. Soniya

    This looks so heavenly.. thanks for sharing it ! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

  6. This is different from regular rava keerai…Will try soon

  7. Thank you for the detailed instructions! This sounds so good! Happy Fiesta Friday and thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Jhuls 😊 Happy Fiesta Friday 😊

  8. Love the use of beetroot. Look great and thanks for sharing on Fiesta Friday!

  9. I enjoy eating Indian desserts Lathia. Now when I see this I’ll know what it’s about. Thanks for sharing. (:

    1. Thank you 😊 glad you liked it 😊

  10. Aish

    Who doesn’t like sooji halwa? Perfect for winter evenings

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