Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sooji Halwa/Rava Kesari

Today is Diwali Festive Morning, and I wish all my fellow bloggers, friends, and the visitors of this page A Very Happy Diwali !!!!!!

I'm sure, being a weekday unlike in India almost everyone will be in their full swing to finish off the Pooja, prepare something quick and ezee and send the kids to school & their best half to office. Oh yea, you are ready to run to office as well? I'm sure most of the houses have this Sooji Halwa as the 'Sweets' today, Sooji Halwa being so ezee to make and the taste everyone loves have become the most popular sweets of Indians.

So did I, just made it real quick before my hubby and son left for office and school. So all my NRI friends, have a very Happy and prosperous Diwali!!! And my dear family and friends in India, Have a safe and Pattaka Diwali. I'm sure you guys are having all the fun with real festive mood. Enjoy!!!!


Rava/Semolina - 1 cup
Water - 2 1/2 cups(u can use 1 cup milk + 1 1/2 cup water, milk and nuts add richness and more taste to the halwa)
sugar- 1/2 cup(you can add or reduce according to the sweetness you need)
Ghee- 2 tbsp
Raisins, Cashews- 2 tbsp(optional, i haven't used it. I just garnished the halwa with sliced almonds)
Saffron- a pinch(optional)
cardamom powder -1/4 tsp
Food color - 1/2 tsp(optional, I used orange color)

Preparation Method:-

Add ghee to a thick bottom pan and fry the nuts in a med flame for 1 min. 
Add the Sooji/Rava to this and fry in low- med flame with out burning till it gives a nice aroma.
Add sugar, stir till Sooji/Rava and sugar mix well.
Mean while in another pan bring the water to boil by adding saffron and cardamom powder. Switch off the flame and set aside.(add the food color to the water if you are adding it)
Now pour the warm water slowly and stirring continuously, be careful since the Sooji will start spluttering when you add hot water to it. Keep your stove in medium heat when you do this process.
Switch of the stove when the water is almost absorbed. You do not have to wait till it is fully dry because halwa will become bit more thick even after taking off the flame.
Move to serving dish and cut into desired shapes. Garnish with sliced almonds or any nuts of your choice. Enjoy!!!!!

This goes to My Diwali My Way hosted by Khusi @ A Girl's Diary 


Food Palate Series Finale Rainbow Colors hosted by TorView


  1. Yumm and Delicious Diwali Rawa Halwa(Kesari) Dear.Luv it.Wish U a warm,Happy and tasty Diwali.

  2. Easy and yummy..Happy Diwali to u too.

  3. Kesari looks yumm...Happy Diwali to u and ur family.

  4. Kesari luks so delicious...Hope u had wonderful diwali

  5. First time to ur blog..Kesari looks lovely..Following uuuuuuu....

  6. Lovely presentation. Happy Diwali wishes.

  7. wow...awesome cliks...hope u had a wonderful diwali with your family..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  8. thank you for linking this delicious halwa to the event


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