Sooji ka halwa recipe in microwave. This has to be my most favorite Indian dessert ever. Traditional Indian Sooji ka halwa recipe, simple and easy. All you need is six ingredients and 15 minutes to make this delicious Sooji ka halwa which is also cooked as Ashtami Prasad.
Semolina or Sooji cooked with ghee, nuts, and sugar creates a delightful sweet dish. There are many recipes and methods of making sooji ka halwa. Today I am sharing with you how to make Sooji ka halwa in microwave.
Sooji ha halwa is one of most popular sweet dish cooked in India. This is also known by many different names with slight recipe variations. In south India it is known as Kesari or Rava Kesari, In some parts, it is also known as sooji ka sheera and also Suji ka halwa. Outside India, some of the Indian restaurants serve it by name of semolina pudding. Call it by whichever name, it is absolutely delicious and a staple during auspicious occasions.
Back in time while we were growing up this halwa recipe was Mom’s staple for any festive menu. Mom still makes it when for special occasions, and the halwa still tastes heavenly, exactly same each time she makes it. She never exactly measures and add stuff while cooking, every thing is andaj se (guesstimate). When I started cooking, having no clue how to make halwa I like to measure and cook. This halwa recipe is easy and uncomplicated, but to make perfect sooji ka halwa like Mom it took me some practice and burned fingers (literally). Other thing I have changed is Now I make sooji halwa in microwave.
How to make sooji ka halwa in microwave
Yes, you can cook most of the Indian recipes in microwave. Few month’s ago I partnered with LG microwaves for creating some of the delicious microwave recipes which received an excellent response from my audience. This month I am partnering again with LG to bring you some of the mouthwatering dishes using LG microwave’s auto cook menu. So no more guesstimates about the time or which power level to use, just use the Auto cook menu and enjoy a warm bowl of tasty halwa in minutes. (Step by step Recipe given below)
Microwave Suji Halwa Recipe Video
Best thing about making halwa in microwave is, the process is cut short and the halwa is ready in 10Minutes or near about. Yes! No more endless stirring to roast the semolina to a perfect texture or colour. The Auto cook menu in my new LG microwave oven takes out all the guesswork out of it. All it takes is measuring the ingredients and using the auto cook menu, you get perfectly cooked sooji ka halwa in minutes.
Another good thing is I make it from scratch right from making homemade ghee in the microwave to making halwa, Auto-cook menu does it all in 18 minutes. It makes ghee in minutes and completely no mess way to make homemade ghee. These days I always use a microwave to make ghee… every single time. ( will share a separate post for that)
You can check more features of this Microwave by clicking the link. I simply love the ease with which I can create so many dishes using the very intuitive Auto cook menu.
I like my halwa not too sweet and not even dripping with too much ghee. The right amount of ghee and sweetness can make this even more delightful. There is another variation you can make is instead of serving it in the bowl you can spread the halwa on to a greased plate and spread it in a thick layer. Allow it to cook and cut it into squares like burfi.
You can make Sooji halwa with milk or water as per your preference. I like to make this with water as the texture comes lighter and halwa tastes better somehow.
To Make Ghee in Microwave
First, stir 10-12 days old malai in a microwave-safe bowl.
when it becomes smooth, place it in LG microwave.
From the auto cook menu select Ghee setting, select the weight of malai and let the microwave do the rest of the job.
After 18 Minutes when microwave beeps, take out the bowl and ghee is ready.
strain it in a dry jar and store. Use as per required.
Microwave Sooji Halwa Recipe Notes
- For making Ghee in the microwave (if you are making it from scratch) malai/milk cream needs to be 10-12 day’s old.
- You can guesstimate it but measuring the ingredients gives a perfect result while making halwa in the microwave.
- While pouring water wait for sooji to cool down a bit and then add water, it prevents splashes.
- Use oven mittens or gloves while handling hot dishes.
That’s all you need to take care of because you are not even roasting the sooji manually which is a painfully long process that needs to be carried out carefully. There are almost nil chances of a splash of water as the sooji cools down as you take it out of the microwave. In regular sooji halwa, you need to be very careful while adding water, I have burnet my fingers many times before I learned to make it the right way.
- 3 Tbsp Ghee
- 75 grams sugar
- 2 tablespoons mixed nuts and dried fruits
- 350 ml water
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
- 10-12 strands of saffron