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Sooji Halwa

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 serving
Author: Pavani


  • 1 cup Sooji (Semolina)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 cups Water (I used 1cup each of Rice Milk and )
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp Almonds
  • 2 tbsp Raisins


  • Heat 1tbsp vegan "butter" (I used Earth Balance Soy free spreadable butter) and 1tsp oil in a a wide bottomed saute pan; add almonds and raisins and fry until lightly browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add 1tbsp vegan "butter" and saute sooji (semolina) until it is lightly browned.
  • Remove sooji into a bowl and add the sugar and mix well.
  • In the same pan, bring water (or a combination of water and milk) to a boil; slowly add in the sooji and sugar mixture and let cook on low flame until cooked through.
  • Add the cardamom powder and fried almonds & raisins. Remove from heat and serve.