How to Make Suji Halwa

How to make Suji Halwa

The process of How to Make Suji Halwa is handed over to the teenage girls in each Indian household by the elders. 

Suji halwa originated in India. It is an Indian cuisine dating back to the 12th century. Indian ladies came up with a variety of ways to prepare it. 

Sooji Halwa Recipe mainly consists of suji, milk, ghee and sugar.

We call this Halwa “Sheera” in Maharashtra.

We call it suji halwa or Mohan bhog in Northern India.

It is a breakfast or a dessert item. Mostly preferred with puris in other parts of India. 

Ghee is very sacred to the Indians. Suji Halwa Recipe with Milk is prepared with suji, milk, ghee, sugar, banana and saffron as a unique item when saffron is added the Halwa is called “Kesari Sheera” and is offered to god as “Prasad” in poojas. 

Indians made suji halwa with Jaggery in ancient times before sugar was invented. It is still made as a traditional dish in some households.

Indians were the first to produce sugar from sugarcane by crystallizing the sugar cane juice in the Gupta dynasty. But before sugar came into existence, the Indians made “ Gud “ or Jaggery. This was done by boiling sugarcane juice to a thick consistency, cooling it for 4 to 5 days and collecting in pails or buckets this dried product is “Gud” or Jaggery. 

Benefits of suji 

  • Rich in proteins and fibre 
  • High in B vitamins 
  • Good source of iron, magnesium and folate which are heart-healthy they reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • The iron prevents anaemia. 

So let us see How to Make Suji Halwa.

Ingredients of Suji Halwa Recipe with Milk

  • A cup of suji/semolina 
  • A cup of sugar 
  • 3 / 4 cup of pure ghee 
  • 7 to 8 cardamoms made into powder
  • 7 to 8 cashew nuts
  • 8 to 10 almonds 
  • 2 and a half cup of milk 

Preparation 

  • Heat a pan 
  • 1 teaspoon ghee 
  • Add cashew nut and almonds 
  • Roast on medium flame 
  • Remove almonds and keep aside when done
  • Keep 2 and a half cup of milk for boiling on low flame  

Preparation time: 15minutes 

Cooking time: 15 minutes 

Serves: 2

Cooking process of Sooji Halwa Recipe

  • Heat a Kadai 
  • Add suji in 3/4th cup pure ghee. 
  • Keep on medium to low flame and roast.
  • Keep roasting till suji is pink in colour 
  • Roast till the ghee leaves the sides and gives a beautiful aroma 
  • Add boiled milk and mix well. 
  • Keep the flame on medium. 
  • Add cardamom powder
  • Mix till no lumps are formed 
  • Add a cup sugar 
  • Mix well. See that the sugar dissolves evenly. No lumps remain without sugar. 
  • Mix well 
  • Add cashew nuts and almonds. 
  • Mix well and serve 

How to make Suji Halwa

Special tip 1: the suji should be roasted patiently till pink in colour or gives a beautiful aroma. or else the dish becomes sticky 

Special tip 2: when adding milk or water to the suji I prefer boiled which makes the suji puff well, and the dish does not become sticky 

Do try it at home and give me your comments in the comments box.  

   

 

   

Gajar Halwa Recipe with Milk

Gajar Halwa Recipe with milk

I have made Gajar Halwa Recipe with Milk. 

It is a traditional dish and popular in almost all states of India. It is a favorite of Maharashtra. 

Seasonally Gajar ka Halwa is prepared from January to March. But now carrots are available throughout the year and so Carrot Halwa Recipe is prepared in most of the houses all over India any time of the year. 

The word Halwa means sweet consisting of carrots, milk, and sugar or jaggery. 

But nowadays mawa or khoya is added to make it tastier and richer 

Carrots are tasty and nutritious they have many benefits 

Benefits of Carrots 

  • Carrots are a good source of beta carotene, fiber, Vitamin K, Potassium, and antioxidants 
  • They lower cholesterol levels
  • They improve eye health and the beta carotene present in the orange carrots gives vitamin A . Vitamin A helps reduce the degeneration of the retina.  
  • Potassium present in the carrots control the blood pressure 
  • beta carotene gives the orange color to the carrots

Ingredients of Gajar Halwa Recipe with Milk

  • 1 kg carrots or gajar
  • Sugar 100gms  
  • 1 and a half cup milk
  • Almonds for garnish 
  • 6 cardamoms made into powder

Cooking Process of Gajar Halwa Recipe With Milk

  • Wash the carrots thoroughly, scrape them and grate them. Keep aside
  • Heat a Kadai 
  • Put 1 teaspoon ghee.
  • Add grated carrots and let them saute 
  • Sugar to be added and mixed well 
  • The sugar and carrots will leave the juice of sugar. Let the juice dissolve well 
  • Add milk and let it cook 
  • The size of the dish will reduce to half 
  • Now mix in cardamom powder 
  • Close the lid and let it simmer for 2 minutes 
  • Garnish with almonds and serve 

As u can see this Gajar Halwa recipe is very quick and easy and it hardly takes any time.

Serve it during festivals like Dussehra and Diwali as a sweet dish.

All the family members love Gajar ka halwa very much and keep asking for more again and again.

I am sure everyone shall love this recipe.

Do prepare this awesome recipe of Gajar Halwa Recipe with milk at home and don’t forget to give me your invaluable comments. 

  

 

  

Peanut Ladoo with Jaggery

Peanut Ladoo With Jaggery

Peanut Ladoo with Jaggery is a favorite of children and adults as well.

 Peanuts also known as groundnuts are cultivated as rotational plants.

  • Peanuts are rarely eaten raw. They are mostly roasted or fried.
  • They are preferred as they are rich in proteins, fats, and various healthy nutrients.
  • Packed with healthy fats peanuts also have high-quality proteins and high in calories
  • Good to produce oil
  • Groundnut oil is used in many homes in India
  • Groundnuts are a rich source of vitamins like Vitamin E, Folate, Thiamine and also minerals like Copper, Manganese, Phosphorous 
  • They also contain antioxidants

Peanut Ladoo has an added advantage of Jaggery 

  • Jaggery is made from the juice of sugarcane which is very good for health 
  • Loaded with antioxidants and minerals such as zinc and selenium
  • Jaggery increases the hemoglobin in the blood 
  • It is mostly eaten in winter and boosts immunity 
  • It cleanses the liver and flushes out harmful toxins 
  • Jaggery prevents anemia.
  • It very useful for pregnant women
  • It relieves joint pains in elders
  • A peanut ladoo with jaggery a day for a child will increase his height and whole well being

Peanut Ladoo With Jaggery

Ingredients for making Peanut Ladoo with Jaggery 

  • 2 cup peanuts or groundnuts roasted deskinned 
  • 1 cup jaggery 
  • 6 cardamoms
  • A tablespoon ghee

Preparation

Take a Wok and keep it on a medium flame for it to heat 

Check whether the wok is heated and then add 1 tablespoon ghee 

Once the Ghee melts then to this add 1 cup jaggery 

Mix the jaggery well with the ghee and see to it that it dissolves nicely

Once the Jaggery has melted then add peanuts 

Stir for some time so that it mixes properly then add Cardamom Powder

Mix the whole mixture properly so that all the ingredients are mixed well

Take a dish and then grease it with ghee 

Take the mixture and make round shapes like the ladoos 

Once all the ladoos are ready then transfer the Ladoos on a dish and serve

Our Peanut Ladoo With Jaggery is ready.

This Peanut ladoo melts when it is just made, so do try it after it cools down

It is very nutritious and advised by doctors to eat after meals for non-diabetics.

So this Peanut Ladoo with Jaggery is awesome do try and let me know.

 

Homemade Peda Recipe

Homemade Peda Recipe

Homemade Peda Recipe is very easy to make and though it needs sincere efforts the result is worth it 

In India exchanging “Peda” is a sign of good news. Pedas are exchanged with the good news of Pregnancy, New Born, Promotion, Success in education, Engagement, Marriage, and Prosperity 

It is a sweet authentic dish of India it is prepared as sweet thick semi-soft pieces with Khoya, milk, and sugar with Pistachios, Almonds, Cardamom powder as garnishing 

Homemade Peda Recipe

Originated at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh in India with the name tag “Mathura ka Peda “ 

Peda recipe is a traditional dish of almost all regions of India with a little difference in names  

  • Peda is its name in most parts of India and Maharashtra
  • Mathura ka Peda in Uttar Pradesh 
  • Dharwad Peda, famous as its name suggests, is from the city of Dharwad in Karnataka. It is some 175 years old 
  • Kandi peda of Satara is very famous in India and abroad.
  • Peda is made purely from milk

How to make Homemade Peda Recipe 

I have made here Peda Recipe with Milk 

 Milk is the main ingredient in Peda and hence has many benefits

  • Pedas Improve the complexion of the person who partakes it 
  • Due to the ghee used in the preparation when partaken regularly, it provides nourishment to the tissues
  • It relieves fatigue, tiredness, debility
  • It promotes bulky muscles

Ingredients

  • A litre of full cream milk 
  • Sugar as required (i have taken 150gms)
  • Cardamom powder of 6 to 7 cardamoms
  • Almonds, Pistachio, Cashew Nuts for garnishing 

Cooking process

  • Heat a kadai on medium to low flame  
  • Put in one litre full cream milk and keep for boiling 
  • Let it boil by continuous stirring so it does not burn 
  • Keep on stirring 
  • It takes 40 to 45 minutes to reduce it to a semi-solid consistency 
  • Add 150 grams of sugar or as per your taste little by little
  • This will again add the water content due to sugar 
  • Let the sugar dissolve by continuous stir 
  • Let the mixture reduce to a solid consistency to form balls or semi-soft pieces
  • Garnish with Almonds, Pistachios, Cashew Nuts as per your taste 
  • Serve

Do try at home and let me know in my comment box