Sooji ka Halwa and some updates
Hello everyone…Happy Diwali! I know it’s been quite a while since I have said a Hellooo:) Well, life is just passing through at a very fast pace and I am just caught in the middle. Lots and lots of important events are happening. Our elder son, Aarav started school a month back. The younger one, Vedya just turned 1. We had a birthday party to plan. We celebrated her birthday on 15th, and it was so much fun.
My recipes got published in Vanitha Pachakam magazine during September. I didn’t get the time to update that.Here are the pics …
And another big news which some of you might have already noticed, I have now started a YouTube channel for Yummy O Yummy – please do subscribe and share if you find them helpful. My husband had been asking me to start making videos since a long time but my time schedule didn’t allow it. I still find it time-consuming but I have been noticing that videos are very helpful for the beginners in cooking and even I have started watching cookery videos whenever I can. As of now, I am unable to do more than 1 – 2 videos per week as I have an infant to take care.
Hope you enjoy my videos and do share your valuable suggestions and opinions. I will keep trying to make it even better!
1. Sooji / rava / semolina – 1/2 cup
2. Water – 1.5 cup
Milk – 1/4 cup
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Saffron – A tiny pinch (optional)
Cardamom powder – 1/8 tsp
3. Butter / ghee – 1/4 cup
4. Chopped almonds / cashews – 3 – 4 tbsp
Raisins – 2 – 3tbsp
5. Salt – A tiny pinch
1. Pour 1.5 cup water and 1/4 cup milk into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Switch off the flame. Add 1/2 cup sugar, a tiny pinch of saffron and cardamom powder. Stir until sugar dissolves completely.
2. Heat a non-stick pan over low-medium flame and add the sooji/rava. Stir continuously for about 6 – 7 minutes until lightly golden. Remove to a bowl.
3. In the same pan, heat butter / ghee and fry the chopped nuts and raisins lightly. Remove to a plate.
4. In the remaining butter, add rava / semolina and stir continuously for 1 – 2 minutes over low heat. Add 1/3rd of the milk mixture and stir until it gets absorbed by the semolina. Stir continuously to avoid lumps. Add a pinch of salt and the remaining milk mixture in 2 or 3 additions. Stir for 3 – 4 minutes till all the liquid is absorbed and the whole mixture starts to leave the edge of the pan. Sprinkle fried nuts, raisins and serve warm.