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Spiced Suji Halwa  recipe
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Prep Time
10min
Cook Time
20min
Total Time
30min
IndianDessertVegetarian

Spiced Suji Halwa is a warmly flavoured recipe with aromatic spices. This delectable dish offers a harmonious balance of flavours, providing a unique and memorable taste experience. It is perfect for those seeking a delightful twist on traditional desserts.

Ingredients

4 Servings
  • 1cup
    Semolina (Suji)
  • 3/4cup
    Ghee (Clarified Butter)
  • 1cup
    Brown Sugar
  • 4cup
    Water
  • 2
    Black Cardamom Pod
  • 4
    Green Cardamoms
  • 1
    Bay Leaf
  • 1
    Star Anise
  • 2
    " Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/4tsp
    Nutmeg Powder
  • 1/4tsp
    Turmeric
  • 1tsp
    Black pepper Powder
  • 1/2cup
    Almonds (chopped)
  • 1/3cup
    Raisins

Method

  1. Heat a pan and dry roast the black and green cardamoms, bay leaf, star anise, cloves, and cinnamon until they release their aromatic fragrance. Once they become fragrant, turn off the heat and transfer the roasted spices to a plate. Set them aside for later use.

    Step 1.1: Heat a pan and dry roast the black and green cardamoms, bay leaf, star anise, cloves, and cinnamon until they release their aromatic fragrance
  2. Heat 4 cups water in a deep pot over medium-high heat. Add the roasted spices, ground cinnamon, nutmeg powder and turmeric. Stir well and bring the water to a boil. Switch off the heat, cover the pot, and set it aside.

    Step 1.1: Heat 4 cups water in a deep pot over medium-high heat
    Step 1.2: Heat 4 cups water in a deep pot over medium-high heat
  3. Heat ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan on medium heat.

  4. Once the ghee is hot, add the suji to the pan and stir continuously. Cook the suji until it turns golden brown (approx. 10 minutes).

    Step 1.1: Once the ghee is hot, add the suji to the pan and stir continuously
    Step 1.2: Once the ghee is hot, add the suji to the pan and stir continuously
  5. Carefully add the hot spiced water to the pan (Remove the whole spices from the water before adding). Stir continuously to ensure that there are no lumps.

    Step 1.1: Carefully add the hot spiced water to the pan (Remove the whole spices from the water before adding)
  6. Reduce the heat to low-medium and let the suji cook for a few minutes until the water is absorbed.

    Step 1.1: Reduce the heat to low-medium and let the suji cook for a few minutes until the water is absorbed
  7. Add the brown sugar and stir thoroughly. Continuously stir the mixture until it reaches your desired consistency and the ghee begins to release to the surface.

    Step 1.1: Add the brown sugar and stir thoroughly
    Step 1.2: Add the brown sugar and stir thoroughly
  8. Add the chopped almonds and raisins to the pan and mix well.

  9. Transfer the suji halwa to a serving bowl. Sprinkle chopped almonds over the halwa for garnishing. Add a delicate sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper on top.

    Step 1.1: Transfer the suji halwa to a serving bowl
    Step 1.2: Transfer the suji halwa to a serving bowl
  10. Serve the dish hot.

Tips & Tricks

  1. Adjust the amount of spices and sugar according to your taste preferences.

  2. Be cautious while adding water to the semolina, as it may splutter.

  3. The number of servings may vary based on the portion size served.

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