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.


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

  2. Lovely combination for a halwa.Looks delicious.

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


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

  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..

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

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

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

    @Sanyukta -Will do thanks :)

  9. Hy Ragini,

    Chanced upon ur space, while blog hopping...wonderful space you to drool here...interesting recipes...Am your happy follower now...
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  10. A halwa with badam. Sounds rich and delicious.

  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.

  12. Yummlicious halwa with pleasant clicks..

  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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