Gulkand Sooji Halwa

Gulkand Sooji Halwa

#Janmashtami - Sooji Halwa (Semolina Pudding) is an all time favourite dessert prepared during auspicious occasions or festivals. So make this simple and easy Halwa but with a difference. Add some gulkand to enhance the taste and flavour. Offer it as prasad to the all Mighty, relish as an after meal dessert or enjoy with poori / paratha.

Bethica Das


  1. 1/2 cup sooji (semolina)
  2. 2 tbsp. ghee
  3. 2-3 green cardamoms
  4. 1-2 bay leaves
  5. 3-4 tbsp. sugar or to taste
  6. pinch salt
  7. 2 tbsp. gulcand
  8. 1 cup evaporated milk
  9. 2 cups water
  10. 1/4 tsp. cardamom powder
  11. 2-3 tbsp. chopped cashews, chopped almonds & raisins (save few to garnish)
  12. pinch saffron strands
  13. few rose petals to garnish


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    Blend the milk and the gulkand with a hand blender. Keep aside.

  2. Change

    Heat ghee in a pan and add the cardamoms and bay leaves,

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    Followed by the semolina. Fry on a medium flame till you get a nice aroma.

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    Now add the sugar and the chopped mixed nuts. Saute till the sugar dissolves.

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    Add the milk, water, pinch of salt and

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    The cardamom powder.

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    Keep on stirring on a low flame till it thickens.

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    Transfer to a greased plate and garnish with the remaining nuts, saffron and rose petals.

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    Set aside to cool down. Cut into desired shapes and relish as an after meal dessert or with pooris / parathas.

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