Sooji Halwa - Ashtami Prasad
Quick and easy Sooji Halwa - Ashtami Prasad is a traditional Indian slow cooked sweet semolina pudding that comes together in 20 minutes and is prepared with just 6 basic ingredients!
- ½ cup Sooji (Semolina)
- ½ cup Sugar
- 6 tablespoons Unsalted butter or Ghee
- ½ cup Milk
- 1 cup Water
- ¼ teaspoon Cardamom Powder
- 1 tablespoon Slivered almonds for garnish
Combine sugar, milk, and water in a pan. Bring it to a boil. Keep stirring until sugar is fully dissolved in water. Set it aside.
In a heavy- bottomed pan dry roast sooji on a low flame for a couple of minutes. Add ghee. Make sure the flame is on medium-low. Cook sooji until it is light brown, stirring continuously.
Do not leave sooji unattended as it may burn. Stir in cardamom powder. Reduce the flame to the LOWEST SETTING and CAREFULLY pour in the boiled milk-water-sugar mixture. It will become all liquidy. Increase the flame and stir continuously. Make sure nothing sticks to the bottom.
Soon halwa will start to come together, and the mixture will begin to bubble and splash. Use a long ladle/spoon to stir. Maintain the heat at medium-low and keep stirring.
Remove from flame once halwa is of dropping consistency. As the halwa cools, it will become grainy in texture.
Sooji Halwa after 10 minutes. Garnish with slivered almonds, cashews, and raisins and enjoy!!
Now for some Faq's related to Sooji Halwa recipe
» Why add Milk to Sooji Halwa - Ashtami Prasad ?
Milk gives a softness of texture to sooji halwa. Much of the smooth, melt-in-the-mouth texture comes from milk.
» What can you add for a extra creamy texture?
Feel free to add cream or half-and-half as a substitute.
» When should you take the Sooji halwa off the heat?
As soon as the suji halwa starts to thicken, take it off the flame. At this point halwa will be of dropping consistency and still gooey.
Don't worry; within minutes, Sooji Halwa will become firm and grainy in texture.
Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg