Friday, August 6, 2010

Badam aur Sooji ka Halwa (Almond and Semolina pudding)


Ingredients :
3 tbsp ghee(clarified butter)
1 cup Semolina (sooji /cream of wheat)
1/4th cup coarse ground almonds
(Run 20-25 almonds through a food processor for 30 seconds)
1 1/2  cups milk
1 cup water.
3 tbsp sugar or as per taste
seeds of 3 green cardamoms
pinch of saffron

Heat the ghee in a non stick pot .Add the semolina to it and dry roast on a medium flame till the semolina is  light brown and gives off a nutty aroma.Add the almond powder and sugar and mix well for 30 seconds.
Soak the saffron in 1/2 cup milk and microwave for 30 secs to release color and flavor .Add 1 cup milk,1 cup water and 1/2 cup saffron soaked milk .Add the liquids slowly 1 cup at a time and stir quickly to prevent lumps. Keep stirring till the mixture leaves the sides and bottom of the pan and comes together in a big lump.
Garnish with slivered almonds and crushed cardamom seeds.Serve warm.

Note : Add the almond powder only after roasting the semolina as nuts tend to burn quickly and on the contraryy roast the semolina well or it won't absord the milk properly.
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16 comments:

  1. Hey, that;s a good one, will surely try out sometime :)

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  2. Lovely combination for a halwa.Looks delicious.

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  3. badam sooji halwa looks so delicious ....yummy yum

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  4. U have a nice blog too Ragini, pudding is my favorite, good job!!
    Tx for visiting me!

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  5. looks filling n heavenly...thanks for stopping by @ my space..u too hv a lovely space.following u too...Do participate in my first event-A Visual treat..

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  6. Thats a lovely looking dessert!loved theflavours in it.

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  7. Badam and sooji ka halwa looks delicious. Thanks for visiting my blog. Following you.

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  8. Premlatha,Priya,Kiran,Satya,Aruna,Sanyukta,Shabs,Swati ..thanks girls

    @Sanyukta -Will do thanks :)

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  9. Hy Ragini,

    Chanced upon ur space, while blog hopping...wonderful space you have...love to drool here...interesting recipes...Am your happy follower now...
    do drop in at my space sometime...!

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  10. A halwa with badam. Sounds rich and delicious.

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  11. I am trying it this weekend, i think i have evrything in the pantry to make it. Thank you for the recipe. You have a nice place going here.

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  12. Yummlicious halwa with pleasant clicks..

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  13. thanks for the link back here. Halwa is one of my fav items to eat with puri ..and with badams.. yummy!

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