Wednesday, December 28, 2011

SOOJI HALWA / KESARI - MY CHILDHOOD FAVORITE !

Hey Guys.. It is the middle of the week and for some reason , this week seems to be going really slow for me.. I am so waiting for the weekend.. simply because, so we could try out couple of restaurants around our area.. which has been shortlisted for a while now. 


Me and My Hubby are super foodies.. We love to try out new cuisines.. and we actually love the process of doing it.. Googling for restaurants, then reading the reviews, checking if its halal.. but luckily most of the restaurants around here are halal so it is like heaven next door. :) Although , Our Dream is to find a place that sells halal burger... and yes, We  have found one that says so.. but hope they don't disappoint us when we go... and oh yes ! it is on the top position for the weekend activity. :) 

Hope u guys have exciting plans for the weekend tooo.. I would love to hear them.. Don't forget to mention in your comment here.. :) and also tell me about ur resolution for a whole New Year ! Well, I do have a resolution myself.. as a matter of fact , I have so many many resolutions pending from the past years thats been building itself.. :) Oh God ! When do I get to those.. :) But Yea ! This years resolution is very simple.. to stay healthy, to be a regular blogger :) , or to maybe loose few pounds off the scale.. ooooff.. like thats ever easy.. ! 


Ok People, Now its hopping time.. This week is the official last hop for this year.. Thanks to Radhika.. for this wonderful opportunity and Hope to be a part of this ride forever.. :) . For this week, I am Paired with Saraswathi from Sara's Kitchen . She is a wonderful blogger and I am so very glad to mention that I received my very first prize.. through this amazing blogging world.. from her.. Thanks Dear ! 




I was hopping through her space today.. and just could not pick one.. She had so many amazing recipes.. just too many for me to select one.. So, then I started bookmarking all my favorites.. and guess what, almost all her recipes are on my bookmarked page now :) Well finally, It is a very simple dish that I selected.. but it is my all time favorite.. comfort food.. Kesari ! 




My Mommy makes this super dessert in no time.. Me and My Brother can have this everyday.. :) We grew up eating it atleast once a week.. So, at the sight of this dessert in her blog.. I could not resist but take my pans on the stove.. Well, It was worth it.. My and My Husband enjoyed having it, and felt like such a comfort. :)




Now lets get to the recipe.. Like we all know.. This recipe is very simple and easy to make in no time.. 


Ingredients


Sooji / Rava - 1 cup [fried]
Milk  - 3 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
Almonds - 15 to 20 sliced
Cardamom Powder - a pinch
Rose Essence - 1 or 2 drops
Red food color - a pinch or so [mix it with drops of water]


Preparation

  • Heat water in a pan.. and wait until it boils. 
  • Now add sooji and keep mixing to not form any lumps, let it cook for 5- 10 mins.. careful not to burn.. [keep on a low - medium flame]
  • Now add sugar,essence, and cardamom powder one by one.. and mix well.. let it cook for another 5 mins.
  • Throw the sliced almonds or any nuts of ur choice into the pan.. Mix once and Serve Hot.
Tips & Tricks

1] To enhance the flavor , roast the nuts in ghee and then add them to the kesari mixture.
2] One could use any food color of ur choice.


26 comments:

Chandrani said...

Superb!! Very flavorable sooji halwa..

Kalpana Sareesh said...

love the rose flavored halwa with such a vibrant color..

Kaveri said...

Yummy Kesari...My childhood favorite..my mom used to pack this even as lunch for our school.

Radhika said...

stumped with the red colored halwa Jabeen.

Kavi said...

Simply love the color of the halwa! Would love to include it in my event. If possible, please go through the rules of my event > Jingle All The Way and link your post there.
Thanks!

Kadhyaa said...

love that deep red color

faseela said...

vibrant color....luks so delicious...

Priya said...

Love the colour of kesari as we guys are used to have yellow coloured kesari,inviting.

Prathima Rao said...

Looks incredible & yummilicious!!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Rashida shaikh said...

Nice presentation...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Marvelous looking sooji halwa. I wish I was there to get a taste of it.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Anisha said...

Love the red coloured sooji halwa... I've never seen it in this color before... It looks great!

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow...looks so delectable :-)loved all the clicks !

Julie said...

Lovely rose colour..delicious!!
You can link it to my event
Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)
Erivum Puliyum

Indulge said...

The color drew me like a nail to magnet.. awesome color and flavor, at first I tght maybe u added roof afsa to the kesari, but this is even better. and the presentation is magical.
Love Ash.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking halwa lovely post

Jaleela said...

lovely colour, looks tempting

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy sooji halwa...Lovely color..
Wish you and your dear ones a Happy and Prosperous New Year

Saras said...

Attractive color.. Delicious and inviting.. Thanks dear

Vidhya said...

That's one beautiful and tempting Kesari.

Elpiniki said...

This looks so delicious!
Love your blog!
Nice finding you!
Visit me at: my-greek-cooking.blogspot.com

Priya Sreeram said...

nice colour to the halwa ! have a great year ahead

Ananda Rajashekar said...

My fav too...but never tried with red colour looks Christmassy! Happy new year!!

zareena said...

mmmm..... Lovely vibrant colour. This is one of my favorites too.

Mahi said...

The color is so unique! Looks yum though!

Amarendra said...

The colour is so tempting.. Hats off to you!!!

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