• Date: 2014 Jul 19

Saffron Suji Halwa


           


  
   
    
Ingredients:
     
2 cups semolina/suji/rawa
4 cups water or milk
a thick pinch of saffron approx 30-40 strands of saffron dissolved in 2 tbsp water
9 to 10 tbsp ghee
1.5 cups sugar or as required
½ cup cashew nuts
7 to 8 cardamom pods, crushed or 1 tsp cardamom powder
    
     
Instructions:
     
heat a pan and roast the semolina for 10-11 mins on a low flame. 
keep on stirring in between so that the semolina does not burn and gets a uniform color. keep aside.
warm 2 tbsp water and add saffron to it.
in another pan take water and sugar and give it one rolling boil. close the fire. 
strain the water to remove the sugar impurities and keep aside.
in a kadai or pan, melt ghee. 
fry cashewnuts in the ghee till golden brown.
add the roasted semolina and mix it with the ghee.
        
mix everything well and after 2-3 minutes add the crushed cardamom.
roast the semolina, ghee, cardamom, cashew nuts mixture for 12-15 minutes on a low flame.
add the hot sugar water to the semolina slowly and gradually.
keep on stirring while adding the sugar solution. 
take care to see that no lumps are formed.
also add the saffron dissolved water to this.
stir the whole mixture very well and let the suji halwa cook for 5-6 minutes more.
serve saffron suji halwa hot.
     
     
Ref: www.vegrecipesofindia.com
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