Semolina Halwa in general is a very common and an all time favourite dessert prepared during auspicious occasions and ceremonies. It is very easy and simple to make. I just gave a twist from my side by adding equal quantity of fresh grated coconut to enhance the flavour. It can be relished as it is, as an after meal dessert or as a side dish with poori / paratha.
- 1/2 cup semolina
- 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
- 1 tbsp. ghee
- 3-4 tbsp. sugar or to taste
- 1/4 tsp. cardamom powder
- 1 cup milk
- 1 & 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup chopped dry fruits (walnuts, raisins, cashews, cranberries, apricots, dates, etc.)
- 1 tbsp. tutti frutti (opt)
Heat ghee in a pan / kadai. Add the semolina and coconut. Stir fry for a while or till you get a nice aroma coming through. Add rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Simmer on a low flame till it turns thick. Switch off the flame. Garnish with the tutti frutti and serve in individual bowls in room temperature or slightly chilled.