Thursday, June 16, 2011

SOOJI ka HALWA RECIPE. SEMOLINA HALVA RECIPE – AND BLOGGERS AWARDS GIVEAWAYS

WITH GREAT PLEASURE AND SPEECHLESS IN BETWEENS, I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT.
In my 8 months of blogging,. I am suddenly being showered with 10 BLOGGER AWARDS, all at once from my dearest friend, Ambreen, an extraordinaire chef blogger from Pakistan.

Each of the awards are to be given away to 15 deserving recipients. Thanks Ambreen for putting me at number 4 in your list….i am most flattered, considering that we have only known each other, for 3 weeks.

Ambreen, you are like the wind that blew and never misses it’s target, you inspire my moods and moved my energy to excel in the blogging world. I will always look at your awards as…… ‘The inspirational winds of change and culinary companions on the road” ... from a very respectable and adorable lady.


HERE IS A VERY SPECIAL RECIPE FROM AMBREEN FOR ALL OF US
Do visit her Pakistani traditional cuisines too: http://www.simplysweetnsavory.blogspot.com
SOOJI ka HALWA (SEMOLINA HALVA) –
A PAKISTANI TRADITIONAL BREAKFAST 
Sooji ka Halwa ( Semolina Halva ) ... The word 'Halva' comes from the Arabic word 'Halwa' ; meaning sweet or candy. Semolina Halva is made from semolina, ghee and sugar, garnished with dried fruits and nuts. It is an easy & quick dessert.'Halwa Puri Cholay' is Pakistani Traditional Breakfast. It is also prepared on special Islamic occasions; sometimes served with Naan. Enjoy it with Puris, Naan or just with a spoon :)

Sooji ka Halwa ( Semolina Halva )
Prep. Time : 5 minutes
* Cook Time : 10 minutes
* Serves : 10 – 12
Ingredients :
• 1/2 cup ghee (clarified butter)

• 1 cup semolina

• 1 1/2 cups sugar (according to taste)

• 3 cups water

• Pinch of saffron strands ( soaked in 1 tbsp. hot milk) / yellow or red food color

• 1/2 cup mixed dry fruits { Almonds / Pistachio ( blanched & sliced ) + Raisins + Coconut ( thinly sliced )}

• 4-5 green cardamoms ( seeds only )

Method :

• Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a wide pan or wok.

• Add semolina and fry on low heat until it turns golden in color and gives a nice aroma of roasting semolina.

• Remove from the pan and keep aside.

• Heat remaining ghee in the same pan, add cardamom seeds & fry for few seconds. 
• Add sugar, soaked saffron / food color & water and cook on medium heat until sugar is   dissolved.

• Add half quantity of the nuts; cook for 2-3 minutes.

• Add semolina and cook, stirring frequently, for 4 -5 minutes ( make sure there are no lumps ).

• When the mixture starts to become thick and begins to come off the pan, take it out in a serving platter.

• Garnish with remaining nuts. Serve hot.
 Below are the 10 awards and their images . Thank you (CV art)

Here are the rules of the awards:
1. Accept the award, post it in your blog with the link of the person who has given you.

2. Pass it on to 15 other bloggers to keep the ball rolling.

3. Let the nominated bloggers know about their award ( by leaving a comment on their recent post ).
cooking varieties said: i will notify you via comments or messages on the award that i am going to offer to you. I will give you the liberty to choose which award(s) is most suitable for you.
The image  above is grouped to lessen space taken. You may pick any one/ all  in each  group.
However foodie awards are meant for foodie bloggers only.
 Ambreen     http://www.simplysweetnsavory.blogspot.com 

from cv           http://www.cooking-varieties.blogspot.com
1.     SOOJI KA HALWA RECIPE Page 2 of about 319,000 search Page 2 # 9- google listing  from 19 june 2011
1.     SEMOLINA HALVA RECIPE Page 2 of about 88,100 results  Page 2 # 1

33 comments:

  1. Dear blogger friends, please post your names and award number /. numbers in the comment box, so that others can track and see which award (s)are still available.
    Thankk you and have a nice day. You may collect them upon my confirmation reply to you. Best you to collect them from my sidebar (right/ gadgets) (individual award images and not grouped as in this post) FYI

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  2. Wow, so many awards!!!! Congratulations! I am somehow too shy to choose my own award. But I am happy for you because you deserve it!

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  3. Yay! Stravaganza award day!
    Thank you very much Maznah! You deserve the awards.
    I'll take 5,6,8,9, 10 and 11.
    Wow!!!! Yippee! Yippee!

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  4. Dear Maznah, congratulations for getting an abundant of awards at one time! You deserve to get all of them. And you surprise me again by nominating me to get the award(s) above. It's really difficult to make a choice. But if I'm allowed to make choices, it would be no. 5,6,7 and 11. However, if it's restricted to one my choice is no. 6. Thank you so much for thinking of me among the chosen ones to get the award. :)

    My thanks, too, to Ambreen for sharing a wonderful recipe. Keep cooking! :)

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  5. Thank u so much of such a brilliant award at a time..
    I will choosse...ummmmmmmmmmm\

    1st pref. Any one can choose
    2nd pref. kreativ blogger
    3rd pref. Facts
    4th pref. Blog Star
    5th pref. Happy Blogging.. :)

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  6. Maznah, thank you so much for commenting on my post and for awarding me with awards # 2,3,4,7,8,10 and 11. Shall definitely do a guest post with you on your lovely blog, a BIG thanks once again! But would it not be better if we think on a new topic, since this is already published? I assure you that the topic would be equally good and I shall discuss it with you beforehand. Please feel free to let me know about this so that we can go forward with the same.

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  7. Dear Maznah! I'm flattered to hear all your compliments. So glad to have gotten to know you via blogging. So sweet of you! Thanks for sharing my recipe at your blog. You really made my day!

    BTW, I'm sorry to say that Any One Can Cook is not an award. It's an an event. I've linked my
    recipe there. Except this, all other awards are yours :)

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  8. No words to congratulate you, anyways I have to choose one Yummy Recipe.

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  9. Thank you for the awards Maznah but I don't play with this kind of thing. Congratulations and sorry.

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  10. Hi Maznah :)
    Congratulations!

    I tried contacting you yesterday, and so i'm leaving a comment instead: the guest post is complete!

    Please let me know when and to which email address i must send it.

    :)

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  11. You're so kind Wan. Me too, I am shy to choose the award for myself..hehe...But before that, I want to say Wow, for the recipe. It looks yummy.Bad, I can't cook here on my room as I am only renting here and no kitchen. I will surely try your recipes as soon as I will move to my husband.

    About the award, I will just pick anything left..hehe....My blog is not that nice to be awarded....:)

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  12. Thank you for awarding me, I'm not really sure how to do this but as I understood I'll have to mention it in a post. I will pick the award 8 as most suitable for my blog. Thanks again and also thanks for your wonderful recipes and great blog!

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  13. Sure! Shall revert back very soon on that. Meanwhile, do vote for this recipe in the Food Frenzy Recipe challenge (link on my citrus-zest fried rice post) before 24th of this month! Have a good day.

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  14. In response for your comment on my blog the number 09 mouth: Boca and 10 soup: Sabão, so sorry I didn't right the tips and mostly is bingilingual Portuguese-English. Anyways, thank you for visiting there, you are always welcome.

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  15. Hi purabi- done for you, thanks for accepting the awards and looking forward for your guest post. About 2 weeks from now.
    I leave it to you to decide- any of your exotic recipe will do ha ha ha

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  16. I received a message from Wan from this blog and I believe I can chose an award. If that is correct I would love the receive the Stylish Blogger Award. I will then follow the rules of the game. How fun!

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  17. Congratulations Wan on all of the awards. You deserve them and more.

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  18. Hi to all my blogger friends, Ana, Balqis, Likan Patra, Sel taught and Andreea, Congrats and I hope the awards have been collected. Have a great weekend.
    To the rest of u with internet problems = tnx for msg me. Will wait
    @ lunatigc, thanks for your reply and visit. Appreciate it .
    @ Rawiyah- have replied to you via comment and email. Awaiting for your recipe and confirmation on award numbers.
    @ Mari - congrats for the stylish blogger award, i know your taste already..
    @ purabi, visited your latest post on the muglai pharata recipe from the mughal palace kitchen, wow! so exotic.. lamb cuisine

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  19. @ speedy, i will revert to you soon dear.
    @ sohel, many thanks will kiv for you.

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  20. A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO DEAREST AMBREEN FOR SHOWERING ME WITH THESE LOVELY AND MEANINGFUL AWARDS, THAT SPELLS MANY STORIES.

    SYUKRAN, I AM SO HAPPY TO BE YOUR FRIEND
    I WISH I CAN PASTE 10 DOZEN ROSES IN THIS COMMENT BOX :)
    HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY

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  21. Very Yummy awards WAN. You have invited me last time but you didn't give me the link. Until toady I visit my Bloggers account and see your cool post. Thumbs up WAN.

    My prize would be the recipe above-I think it's very yummmyyy....lol

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  22. hey dear blogger!..thank u for visiting my blog. Yes I received my very first inspirational award from "The Pakistani Chef" as i address her. But i would need ur help. Can you please tell me how to post the link on my blog..Its my very first time!!..
    regards
    zainab

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  23. Maznah!!..thank you so much for your detailed guidance!....I have accepted the award :)..Malaysia - yeah thats my dream place.My parents visited Malaysia soon after I got married. Till date I fight with my Dad for not planning the trip prior my wedding :(..I am sure you must have heard about UCMAS which originates in Malaysia. I am the course instructor of UCMAS in kuwait.I am an indian but born and brought up in Kuwait.

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  24. I chose the award number 6. Thanks for visiting and for your kind words.

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  25. Hi Wan,

    Thanks for being kind. Now , I am excited to accept the awards. It will be my first award ever. Sorry, I was so hard-headed in choosing the award the other day.:)

    Yes, I like the # 4 - The Lovely Blog award, the Blogger sisterhood award - # 5 and the seven facts award - #8, Since my blog were mostly about facts and experiences....Thank you very much....God bless you more....

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  26. awww thanks so much for the best blog (7) and creative (6) award. you are tooo sweet!!! :D

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  27. Thanks so much for including me in your award ceremony. Well done on your well-deserved awards! I'll pick number #4, the lovely blog award.

    Keep up your great blog!:D

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  28. hi wan CV. Thanks for the # 4 and # 9 awards , tho I am am not as active as the others, I believe i deserve both 

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  29. Thanks so much for suggesting I take award #6 as well. Now I've got 4 and 6. Have a great day!:)

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  30. Hi, Thank you so much for award #9 and 11. I just need to be able to copy them to my blog. I had just seen your message. Thanks again! :)

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  31. Sooji Halwa, one of my fav dishes. Looks yum and tempting.

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  32. This is really an interesting blog as it focuses on the very important topic. i came to know about so many things or tips.

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