Kesari / Sooji ka Halwa – How Sweet Is That?

Kesari / Sooji ka Halwa – How Sweet Is That?

Zaffroni Sooji Ka Sheera:

Saffron Infused Semolina Halwa. Rawa Halwa. Rawa Kesari.

It isn’t what I exactly planned it to be, blogging about nothing! I mean the usual stuff, I know sometimes (okay, okay kool…many a times) my recipes are not so blog worthy. Come on, how many people would actually ruin a simple dessert!! Are there really someone’ who waits for my recipes to be published in order to cook a meal?! But, I still wanna work out so hard to re-create what Mommy fixed ‘just like that’ ! Love to record every single-simple everyday recipes!! However, I could never say that I perfected it though…that is a different story!!! Yet, it brings lots of happiness to imitate Mom’s style of cooking:) Yeah, just the usual’s, no fuzz menus:) I dunno, whenever am kind of home-sick’ this sort of cooking therapy helps me to feel better! Well, so if you really care about my regular recipes, here you go…


Semolina 1 cup
Condensed milk 1/4 cup
Whole milk 3 cups
Sugar 3/4 cup
Ghee 1/4 cup
Saffron few strands
Cashew nuts 1 fistful
Raisins 1 fistful.


Heat ghee and add the nuts and raisins, once they turn fragrant, set aside.

In the same oil, add sugar and a cup of water, bring this to thick syrup. Further add milk and condensed milk. Bring this to boil.

Add powdered saffron and semolina, cover and cook. Add ghee if necessary. If the moisture is all sucked up, its done.

Serve warm or chilled as a dessert.


23 Responses so far.

  1. Malar, that looks perfect and come on you cannot post every day a recipe that no body has ever seen or only eaten i hotels but never at home kind, know what I mean? You are doing good girl :)

  2. Aaahhh, I want some sweets now! Yummy ;)

  3. Chitra says:

    whenever am home-sick this sort of cooking therapy helps me!

    …You said it right! It is comfort food. :-)

  4. aipi says:

    A classic dessert..simple n delicious!

    US Masala

  5. yummy! Sure look forward to these super easy recipes – love them…

  6. divya says:

    Gosh…this is absolutely mouth watering…..

  7. Rachu says:

    Buddy, We know there is no one eagerly waiting for us to post new recipes to cook a meal.. but the feeling of posting a successful recipe with love and getting delicious appreciation for our efforts from fellow bloggers is heavenly! Its a simple act to feel content! keep going… I like tht halwa…Loooks yummm..

  8. The Foodie says:

    malar your recipes are always so good..always blog worthy :) this kesari is made so nicely.. i never tried kesari with condensed milk..sounds and looks yum.

  9. Priya says:

    Inviting bowl of my fav halwa..yumm!

  10. I have never tried using Condensed milk when doing suji halwa, Would love to try ur version too:)

  11. Chitra says:

    Never used condensed milk for halwa. will try once. thnx for the recipe..

  12. Anitha Isaac says:

    Hi Malar,

    I am Angel. As usual, am going through & trying your recipes. As soon as after finish checking e-mails. Straight away my hand goes for Kitchen tantra. Becoz, you make my job easy. Easy, smart & fantastic cooking. Some of my friend’s say, each day you cook differently. The truth is in you & your blog, what you cook, I cook here. Credit goes to you.

    Thanks very much for all your efforts, in making us wonderful chefs :)


  13. Suman Singh says:

    sooji halwa is my hubby’s favorite and that looks incredibly delicious!

  14. Nandini says:

    I’d finish the bowl. So good. Very tempting.

  15. Thanks for ur wonderful comments..U have excellent space here and nice collection of dishes..Glad to follow u :)

    Very yummy and tempting halwa !!!!

  16. Mouthwatering..very tempting.

  17. Nithya says:

    You are so true.. its a bliss to recreate mom’s recipes and gives us immense pleasure when it comes out well and sometime even better than what mom made :)

    Love the halwa.. its one of my most favorite sweets :)

  18. Malar Gandhi says:

    Priya and Rachu,

    Thank you so much for all the encouraging words, sure…means a lot to me. Am all cheered up again.

  19. Malar Gandhi says:

    Anita, Angel…its nice to hear from you. I never knew that someone’ really loved to prepare my recipes. Am very happy now, felt like won a big award. Your words are truly encouraging to me. Thanks a million, dear.

  20. Malar Gandhi says:

    Thank you so much Foodie, am cheered up:)

    Chitra and Nithya…true sometimes regular fuzz free menus are very comforting.

  21. ya,our blog is for our reference ,first….U do a great job sharing recipes almost every single day..I luv all ur dessert dishes..keep rocking..

  22. Anonymous says:

    Sooji Halwa looks rich and yummm.

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