Friday, April 19, 2013

Strawberry Halwa

Strawberry Halwa

Suji halwa with a fragrant twist. Adding strawberries to the traditional suji halwa seems kind of strange but when I made this, the result was pleasantly fruity with a beautiful pink hue.
Use the same ratio of ingredients as in suji halwa, 1:1:1:3= suji:ghee:sugar:water. Just substitute 1 portion of water with 1 portion of fresh strawberry puree. To ensure a lovely pink color, roast suji at a low heat so it does not brown. Add strawberry puree at the end to maintain the color.

1 cup suji
1 cup ghee (I use 3/4 cup)
2 cups water
1 cup sugar (I use 3/4 cup)
1 cup pureed strawberries
1/3 cup roasted nuts (cashews and almonds)
  1. Heat 2 cups of water along with the sugar till the sugar dissolves. Keep aside. 
  2. Puree the strawberries and keep aside. 
  3. Heat ghee in a pan,add suji and roast on a low flame till you smell a roasted aroma. Make sure it does not change color or the resulting halwa will not be as pink. This will take about 10 minutes. 
  4. Add the sugar dissolved water and stir vigorously for a minute to prevent any lumps. 
  5. Now add 1 cup of pureed strawberry and mix continuously till the halwa leaves the sides of the pan. 
  6. Add roasted cashews and almonds and stir. Serve warm.
Recipe from a group I follow on facebook called 'Ghar ka khana' with a few changes.


  1. The halwa looks so colourful and no doubt the taste would have been awesome also.

    1. Thanks dear. Yes it has a refreshing fruity flavor.