Saturday, July 21, 2012

Suji Ka Khushk Qatli Halwa ( Semolina Dry Halwa ), Award and Ramadan Kareem


Suji Ka Khushk Qatli Halwa ( Semolina Dry Halwa ) ... Made from semolina, ghee, sugar, coconut, raisins and garnished with nuts. This halwa has a long shelf-life and can be stored for up to a month.

Suji Ka Khushk Qatli Halwa ( Semolina Dry Halwa )
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Serves : 8 - 12

Ingredients :
  • 250 gm.  sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 125 gm.  ghee ( clarified butter )
  • 250 gm.  semolina ( sooji / suji )
  • 1/2 cup dried desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp.  raisins
  • 2 tbsp.  almonds and pistachios, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp.  ground green cardamoms
  • Almonds and pistachios, for garnishing
Method :
  • Grease an 8" or 9" square pan with ghee or oil.
  • In a pan, combine sugar and water and cook on medium heat for about ( 8 - 10 ) minutes till sugar is completely dissolved and the syrup thickens to a two thread consistency.
  • Melt ghee in a wok or a wide pan, remove from heat and transfer half ghee to a bowl.
  • In remaining ghee, add semolina. Cook, stirring well on low heat until it becomes fragrant.
  • Add desiccated coconut, raisins, nuts and ground cardamom; cook for a few minutes.
  • Add the hot thick sugar syrup and remaining melted ghee all at once, stirring continuously.
  • Cook for a couple of minutes till it is almost dry and halwa rolls into a ball.
  • Quickly spread the halwa evenly on the prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts.
  • Using a sharp knife, mark lines to make squares or diamonds and keep aside to set.
  • When it cools, cut through the scored lines.
  • Transfer to serving plate or store in air-tight container.

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Asmath of Fit for a taste has shared this Fabulous Blog Ribbon Award . Thank you so much Asmath for passing this beautiful blog ribbon to me. Please visit her blog for delicious & mouthwatering recipes :)


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Happy Ramadan-ul-Mubarak to all the Muslims around the world! 
May this Ramadan bring peace, prosperity, health and happiness to all!
May Allah accept all our prayers in this Ramadan!
Ameen!


Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!

41 comments :

  1. Ramadan Mubarak to you too my dear. I hope you will be having great blessed month..
    And the recipe is so yummy & good..my mother makes these very well..hmmm,,..

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  2. congrats on your award dear :) wish u many more.. halwa looks awesome..

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  3. Yummy halwa....lovely presentation...congrats on ur award and wishing you many more....

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  4. Simply mouthwatering and excellent presented Halwa.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. Absolutely irresistible !!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  6. I love this. My mother used to make Halva when I was a child. Thank you for sharing!

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  7. I've never had halva before! This looks yummy!! Thank you for linking to Foodie Friday!!

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  8. Ramzan Mubarak Ambreen! I'm excited to see what mouth-watering iftar recipes you have to share :)
    -Henna

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  9. Ramadan Kareem to you and your family, halwa looks delicious

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  10. I love halwa, but never tasted this kind
    These look GREAT, and I'd love to try making them
    Thanks so much for sharing

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  11. This is a favourite of mine and looks delicious :D
    Congrats on the award!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  12. I just love this halwa. Ramadan Kareem.

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  13. hi ambreen, wow, your suji dessert looks soooo very delicious. bookmarked with thanks. happy fasting and may you have a blessed ramadhan kareem.

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  14. Congrats on the award :) these looks yummy :)

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    1. Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays:)

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  15. Awesome looking halwa..Came out perfect for you Ambreen..
    Congrats on the award..You deserve more.
    Thank you so much for remembering me dear..Thank you so much.

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  16. Awesome looking halwa..Came out perfect for you Ambreen..
    Congrats on the award..You deserve more.
    Thank you so much for remembering me dear..Thank you so much.

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  17. Delicious looking halwa n congrats on your awards dear.

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  18. Happy Ramadan to you Ambreen and what a beautiful way to celebrate with this halwa sweet!

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  19. This looks great - and a perfect lunchbox snack! I'm pinning this to try!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  20. Ramadan Kareem to you and your family....this is very new to me....qatli looks festive and yum.....

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  21. Halwa looks super yumm and perfect for the season...

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  22. This is really exotic to me, can't wait to try it.

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  23. delicious and neatly done halwa looks wonderful

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  24. What a beautiful treat -- the nuts look so pretty on top! Ramadan Kareem to you as well!

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  25. Hi Ambreen,
    What a beautiful treat, I would love to have one of these right now. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  26. Ramzan Mubarak to you... qatli looks delicious and perfect... Congratulations on your awards....

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  27. Thanks so much for linking at last weeks Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. This looks amazing, I can't wait to try it.
    Debi

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  28. Yum! And so pretty too! I would love if you shared this at my Throwback Thursday party. Hope to see you there! Thanks for sharing :) http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-4/

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    1. Thanks Britni for stopping by and for inviting me to your party :)

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  29. Ambreen love, I have been scouring the internet for a good recipe for this dry halwa! Can you do a conversion to cups for us metric-challenges girls?

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    1. Thank you dear for visiting. I will try to add the conversion to cups ASAP :)

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    2. These are approximate calculations :

      250 gm. sugar = 1 cup + 2 tbsp
      125 gm. ghee = 1/2 cup
      250 gm. semolina = 1 1/2 cups

      Hope this helps. Let me know if you give it a try :)

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    3. Thanks, love! I'm going to try your recipe tonight! xoxo

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  30. Mmmmmm halwa looks super tasty and mouth watering. C'ant wait to try this soon.

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  31. Thank you Ambreen for this recipe. I was really looking for it.

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    1. Thank you dear. Let me know how it turned out if you give it a try :)

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Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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