Thursday, October 15, 2009

Deepawali Sweets - Rawa (Semolina) Halwa

Deepawali Sweets - Rawa (Semolina) Halwa
We may buy or prepare multitudes of sweets for the Deepavali festival. But the festivity is incomplete without a halwa. There are various basic ingredients used in the preparation of halwa, and this time I have used Rawa (semolina) for the same.

Fine Rawa (Semolina) – 1 cup

Sugar – 2 cups
Ghee – ¼ cup
Edible Saffron colour – ¼ tsp
Cardamom – 2 OR Any essence of your choice – 3 drops
Cashew nuts & Raisins – a few


1. Soak rawa in 1 ½ cups of water for at least 15 minutes.
2. Now knead the with your hand or beat with a whisk till it becomes milky.
2. Boil the sugar with 2 cups of water till it reaches one thread consistency (also called soft ball stage) .
3. Mix in the food colour and blend well.
4. Add the milky rawa and keep stirring.

5. When holes start appearing on the surface and the halwa starts leaving the sides of the pan, blend in the ghee.

6. Mix in the cardamom powder or essence and pour it on a greased tray.
7. Garnish with roasted cashew nuts and raisins.

Scoop out the halwa in cups and relish while warm. Or store the plate in the refrigerator and cut the halwa into pieces when required.

8 Post your Comments:

Finla said...

Wow that looks so so delicous.

Unknown said...

so different..never heard of this sounds wonderful.

Sunshinemom said...

Hey! Happy Deepawali:). Halwa looks good:). I don't make it by soaking in water, otherwise procedure seems the same:)

Ash said...

It is a rich dessert..... Looks gr8 too.. I love that 'look' of the texture...

Happy Diwali to you & your family...


Suma Gandlur said...

Now this is a new way of making rawa halwa.I thought this is just regular kesari but this one is prepareed differently. BTW,
Don't we need to fry rava?
Happy Diwali.

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks so yummy, nice way to celebrate diwali. Wish you happy diwali..

Dibs said...

Thanks and Happy Deepawali to you all too.

Suma - no there is no fyring of rawa in this recipe - as this is a halwa, and the texture needa to be soft. Frying will make the rawa grains stand apart from each other.

Yasmeen said...

Love the rich color..have a joyful festival :D