Semolina Dessert (Halwa)

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Semolina Dessert (Halwa) is one of the most popular dessert in pakistan. You can eat it in breakfast with puri or naan.


  • Sugar 1 cup
  • Zarda Colour as required
  • Raisins 2-3 tbsp
  • Semolina 1 cup
  • Water 2 cups
  • Cardamom Green Ground 1/4 tsp
  • Butter 4-5 tbsp


Step 1

Pan-fry semolina in a saucepan for about 4-5 minutes on medium heat.

Step 2

Add sugar, cardamom and water, stirring until no lumps.

Step 3

Add food coloring until lightly tinted and cook until thickens.

Step 4

Add shortening/ butter and keep stirring on low heat (the butter will be absorbed by halwa completely).

Step 5

Add raisins, stir and simmer until the butter separates from the semolina mixture, serve immediately.

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