Suji Halwa (Semolina dessert)

Suji Halwa (Semolina dessert)
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The only Suji Halwa recipe you will need this EID!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Pakistani
Serves: 4-5
  • ¼ cup oil or ghee
  • ¾ cup fine suji (semolina)
  • 3½ cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4-5 cardamom pods
  • Food color (optional but recommended)
  1. In a pot, add oil followed by suji.
  2. Stir and let the suji roast for 10-15 minutes on low to medium heat or until it gives off a nutty aroma. Make sure to keep stirring because the suji can burn very quickly.
  3. While suji is roasting, on another stove, boil water.
  4. Once water has come to a boil, add sugar followed by cardamom pods (crushed open).
  5. Let the sugar dissolve completely about five minutes.
  6. Pour the sugar syrup into the suji and continue cooking on low heat for a few minutes or until the suji has thickened up.
  7. Add two drops of yellow food color.
  8. Garnish with chopped nuts and serve warm.

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