How to make Sooji Aur Besan Ka Halva -

Sooji and besan cooked in ghee with sugar and enriched with almonds and pistachios.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Semolina, Gram Flour

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

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Sooji Aur Besan Ka Halva

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Sooji Aur Besan Ka Halva Recipe

  • Semolina 1/4 cup

  • Gram Flour 3 tablespoons

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Saffron (kesar) a few strands

  • Milk 3/4 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 cup

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Almonds slivered 2-3

  • Pistachios slivered 5-6


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non stick pan. Once the ghee melts, add semolina and sauté till light brown. Add gram flour and sauté for 3-4 minutes on high heat, stirring continuously. Add saffron and mix.

Step 2

When the mixture turns a light brown, add milk slowly, stirring. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 1-2 minutes.Add green cardamom powder and sugar and mix till the sugar dissolves. Transfer onto a serving plate, garnish with almond and pistachio slivers and serve hot.

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