One of my favorite Indian Dessert and morning breakfast is Sooji Halwa. I have just made a slight variation by adding summer fruit mangoes to Mango Sooji Halwa. Mangoes + sooji = Mango Sooji Halwa. What is Sooji? it’s nothing but semolina you could also call it as Mango Semolina Pudding! Mango gives a nice fruity flavor to Mango Sooji Halwa. We all loved them back home and my friends and neighbor also found them yum. I feel like having them again today 🙁 phew I just love Sooji halwa made from my mom missing them too much these days.
Sooji is commonly known as Rava, sheera in India. Sooji Halwa is made during auspicious occassion and also during festivals. Most households in india make them for breakfast as semolina is good for health. I also love Sooji Halwa served as prasad in temples they taste just out of the world espescially the sathynarayan puja prasad. I just love it. The best part is my pet also loves them 🙂
Sooji Halwa is easy to make. It’s prepared in various ways like some add nuts, some add saffron, some add bananas. Any ways Sooji Halwa tastes great. I have added milk to increase its nutrition value and the flavor. Also Sooji Halwa should be made always in pure ghee (clarified butter). The aroma of ghee, cardamom and semolina will make you crazy. You also get Sooji Halwa in resturants but I prefer making them home. Simply because I can make the way I want to, eat how much I want to plus make in ghee and not lard. Upma from semolina is quite popular dish across India.
Off late my maid isn’t feeling well and not been coming from 3 days so all work I got to do (: so I decided to keep all work at bay today and focus on my blog. Off late I have changed 2 maids and one is greater than another. Guess I can write stories on them 😉 and guess you too 😉
Total Time: 7 to 8 mins
Serves: to 4 people
3 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
1.5 cup semolina
3 cups milk
1 cup sugar ( I prefer less sweet you can add more)
a pinch of salt
1 cup mango chopped into cubes ( any sweet mango is fine)
6 to 7 crushed cashewnuts
6 to 7 crushed almonds
1 tbsp cardamom-nutmeg powder
2 tbsp charoli (Buchanania Lanzen)
Firstly roast semolina in a pan for 2 to 3 mins on low flame. Switch off the gas remove the semlina and keep it aside.
Chop mango into small cubes and keep aside.
In the same pan add ghee place on low heat.
Once ghee is hot saute crushed cashews and almonds for a minute.
Add milk stir all nicely.
It’s time to add sugar. Keep stirring until sugar dissolves.
Now add cardamom-nutmeg powder.
Put roasted semolina gradually and keep stirring. Ensure no lumps are formed. It should be smooth also add charoli. Finally add chopped mango and salt.
Keep stirring continuously the mixture will start thickening. Once it starts getting thicker. Switch off the gas. Serve hot with tea Or coffee. Garnish with nuts.
- It’s good to roast semolina and store in a container. As this process helps semolina to live longer and safer from worms.
- You could add bananas instead of mangoes.
- Ensure you keep the fire on low mode while making Sooji Halwa.
- If you don’t have cardamom-nutmeg powder at home. You could add vanilla powder Or essence.
- Milk gives nice flavor, aroma and boost factor to the Sooji Halwa. However if you don’t like milk Or you are a veagn you could replace water with milk.
Enjoy Mango Sooji Halwa 🙂
The printable version below:
- 3 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
- 1.5 cup semolina
- 3 cups milk
- 1 cup sugar ( I prefer less sweet you can add more)
- a pinch of salt
- 1 cup mango chopped into cubes ( any sweet mango is fine)
- 6 to 7 crushed cashewnuts
- 6 to 7 crushed almonds
- 1 tbsp cardamom-nutmeg powder
- 2 tbsp charoli (Buchanania Lanzen)
- Firstly roast semolina in a pan for 2 to 3 mins on low flame. Switch off the gas remove the semlina and keep it aside.
- Chop mango into small cubes and keep aside.
- In the same pan add ghee place on low heat.
- Once ghee is hot saute crushed cashews and almonds for a minute.
- Add milk stir all nicely.
- It's time to add sugar. Keep stirring until sugar dissolves.
- Now add cardamom-nutmeg powder.
- Put roasted semolina gradually and keep stirring. Ensure no lumps are formed. It should be smooth also add charoli. Finally add chopped mango and salt.
- Keep stirring continuously the mixture will start thickening. Once it starts getting thicker. Switch off the gas. Serve hot with tea Or coffee. Garnish with nuts.
The weather in cal is just making me seriously angy and these maids are a patent problem out here, they will never change, and so i made his today morning as i wanted to eat something sweet sweet.
Lovely and delicious to eat. Thanks a lot for this recipe.
Hey Sunita I guess maids are problematic everywhere my maid also bunks many a times in a month (: ……….. you are welcome cheer up with good food these all are part and parcel of life!
the sooji halwa looks delicious. mangoes must have added so much in terms of flavor and taste to the halwa.
yes Dassana mangoes taste yum in Sooji Halwa do try them 🙂
Kiri W. says
Mmmm, looks fantastic! 🙂 Love the presentation, too.
Thanks a ton Kiri 🙂
This does look tasty. It has been some time since I have indulged in any type of pudding. Mango is a good choice for the flavor too. Your close up has me wishing that bowl of goodness was here rather than there-yum!
Today is my cleaning day. I feel more accomplished if I make a list of the things I need to do and then scratch them off-kind of keeps me motivated. Have a great day Maria!
Thanks a ton Tina 🙂 me too cleaning day.