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Orange Sooji Halwa

27 Mar

Orange Sooji Halwa.

Sooji / Semolina Rava is lightly fried in ghee. It is then boiled in orange juice along with freshly chopped orange and roughly chopped nuts. Serve orange sooji halwa hot or cold.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Orange Sooji Halwa.


Sooji / Semolina 1 Cup
Cardamom Powder a big Pinch
Orange 1 Large
Orange Juice 2 Cups
Sugar 1/8 Cup
Almonds 5
Pecans 3
Ghee 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Remove the skin and chop orange into sections. Squeeze the flesh for any excess juice.
Blanch the almonds and remove the skin.
Roughly chop almonds and pecans.

Heat half tsp of ghee in a pan, add sooji and fry on low flame for few seconds and remove from heat.

Bring to boil orange juice with around half a cup of water in a sauce pot.
When juice starts to bubble, add remaining ghee, cardamom powder, sugar and sooji.
Lower the heat and fold in the chopped fresh orange, almonds and pecans.
Remove the sauce pot from heat and keep covered for around 5 minutes for sooji to cook.
Uncover, mix thoroughly and serve orange sooji halwa hot or cold.
Notes: Make sure sooji is cooked well before removing from heat.

Suggestions: Adjust sugar according to your preference. If using sweetened orange juice, adjust sugar accordingly.
Variations: Add your choice of nuts to the orange sooji halwa.
Other Names: Orange Sooji Halwa.