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The recipe I share today with you is a traditional Indian Pakistan makkhandi halwa, is different from the regular halwa as it is unique and unusual method of preparing and cooking. It is a special treat for Eid-ul-Fitr. A bit of patience and a bit of trick is required to make it perfect!
Makkhandi halwa can be a great option for coming Eid or if you woke up to a rainy morning then a bowl of makkhandi halwa sounded so good. This one does not require lots of ingredients, and it does not take too much of time for preparation.
This recipe makkhandi halwa (“made with semolina”) is a popular version with many families because it is one of those simple but very satisfying desserts that hits the sweet spot every time.
Preparation Time: 30 mins
Difficulty Level: Easy
Surprise your loved ones with this traditional halwa on coming weekend! Lets start:
Ingredients & Method for this Makkhandi Halwa Suji Halwa Recipe
1. Semolina (Suji) – 1 cup
2. Sugar (Cheeni) – 1 cup
3. Oil or Ghee – 1/2 cup
4. Milk (Dhoodh) – 1/2 glass
5. Green Cardamom (Sabaz Ilaechi) 4 to 5
6. Dry fruits, as per your requirement
1. Take a bowl and add semolina, milk and allow it soak for one hour.
2. Take a pan add sugar and little water to melt it and mix nicely.
3. Add green cardamom or cardamom powder.
4. Cook this mix till it becomes dark brown in color. This means it is ready for next step.
5. Add soaked semolina and keep mixing it for 15 mins.
6. After 15 mins soft halwa is ready. But if you like it a bit crunchy like my family you may cook it for another 15 mins. 7. Add chopped pistachios, almonds, cashew nut and mix nicely.
8. Transfer into serving bowl. 9. Your very own special makkhandi halwa is ready. Its color and beautiful aroma will tell stories of your expert cooking.
10. Perfect Recipe for Eid or any happy occasions.
Enjoy your special makkhandi halwa
1. Eid breakfast got to be special. This traditional halwa will fit well with fried eggs, white parathas and hot cup of tea!
2. This halwa is a perfect snack a relatively colder evening tea! As it tastes heavenly.
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Loved by all traditional old style families and equally popular in newer generations, halwa goes with all meals. Suits well in the breakfast, morning tea, as a dessert with lunch or dinner and is well received as a snack in evening tea.
Must try for everyone. Would love to hear comments from you. If you have any recipe related question? Or if you have any issue with your cooking? Then please contact me in the comments section below.
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