Halwai January 18, 2018

Ingredients:

• 1 cup – grainy sooji (semolina)
• 2.5 cups – hot Milk
• 3/4 cup – Sugar
• 3 tbsp – small Raisins
• 1/4 cup – almonds, coarsely powdered
• 10 to 12 – cashewnuts, broken
• 1/2 tsp – Cardamom powder
• 2 tbsp – Ghee
• For garnishing:
• 5 to 6 – almonds, finely slivered
• 5 to 6 – pistachios, finely slivered

Method:

  1. Heat ghee in a heavy saucepan. Fry cashews till golden, remove with perforated spoon, keep aside.
  2. Add sooji and almond powder, roast over low flame approximately 7-8 mins.
  3. Add hot milk, stirring simultaneously.
  4. Add raisins, cook over low flame, till milk is absorbed.
  5. Add sugar and cardamom powder.
  6. Stir gently till sugar melts, and moisture released is re-absorbed.
  7. Add cashews, fold in gently.
  8. Garnish with slivered almonds and pistachios.
  9. Serve piping hot.

Recipe courtesy of Saroj Kering