20 January 2015

Quick Sooji ka halwa |Rava Halwa|Semolina Halwa (Microwave recipe)


What will be your answer if I ask you,what would you do to go to heaven for sure (after your expiry date:P)? Mmmmm,let me guess,some of you may say,"Good karma" Love Heart Hand,some of you ,"Swarag-naath baba ki sharan...jai ho"Prayer Hands, some would for sure complete reading the holy books like Gita,Bible,Quran etc Talking to God,some would even say "Heavenly affirmations - I can,I will go to heaven" :D Yoga Exerciseetc etc..


Well...I am not sure about you but "Me",I would say give me a bowl of ,"Sooji ka halwa".Yep ! Sooji ka halwa a.k.a Rava Halwa,(my bowl of heaven) is one of my most favorite Indian sweet.The reason being, its preparation is not time consuming at all like other sweets and are usually made at home with easily available ingredients from pantry .

Once you know how to make this dessert quite well ...in no time, it will change into one of your favorite go to breakfast (well..my story !!:P).... and not only me even my God would be glad to have this sweet as prasadam/offering . That reminds me, during my childhood days,my friend's mom would invite me and our friend gang for a small treat on the occasion of her Navratri vrat, which had this very tasty halwa ,some coins and then bangles,earrings etc thereafter...Oh I loved it !!


My amma's rava halwa used to be quite simple one which had more of a South Indian touch to it .However,I love the typical North Indian version the most.

The yumminess of this halwa relies on the rava aka semolina roasted well until light brown and the addition of enough ghee and sugar.Traditionally, it would take like 10-15 minutes to just roast the semolina but then,how about if we can make this halwa within just 10-15 minutes.My tummy is rumbling with happiness and yelling "Awesome"!! Sure it is !!


Because if you have a microwave at home,"Jai ho"! Within no minutes the rava halwa will be ready to EAT !! It's like my prayer that I vaguely prayed got answered.

So,Sooji ka halwa aka rava halwa aka semolina halwa is a very famous Indian dessert made with semolina,milk and ghee .

This is how I make my quick sooji ka halwa,make it anytime,everytime...and get hooked !

          Sooji ka halwa


Semolina/Sooji/Rava - 1/3 cup
Milk - 2 cups
Sugar - 5 tablespoons
Cardamom powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Saffron strands - a pinch (optional)
Raisins & cashewnuts for decoration - 1 tablespoon
Ghee - 4-5 tablespoons




  1. *In a microwave safe bowl,put the milk ,saffron and sugar and microwave it for 5 minutes.Stirring every one minute.
  2. In another microwave safe bowl,add the ghee and semolina,mix well and microwave it for 3 minutes until semolina's color changes to light brownish.Do check every one minute to make sure it is not burnt.
  3. Now add the milk* ,cardamom powder to it and mix everything well.Microwave it for 1 1/2 minutes,stirring every 30 seconds.
  4. Decorate it with raisins and cashewnuts.
  5. That's it yummy rava halwa is ready to eat.
  6. Serve hot or cold.

Now tell me ,isn't that heavenly ? Oh yes,for ME,it is a slice of heaven !! You see,there is infact a shortcut to heaven...Free advice hai ..lena hai toh lo ..warna jaane do... :P...