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Name of Event

Deepavali (Diwali) - the festival of lights

Cuisine From



A sweet that is delicately tempered by the spiciness of crushed cardamom.


Yield 6
Preparation time n/a
Cooking time 10-15 mins
Main Ingredient Semolina


  • 1/4 cup semolina (sooji)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp green cardamom seeds, crushed
  • Almonds, sliced for garnishing


  • Heat pan and add butter.
  • Add the semolina. Cook on medium heat, stirring quickly and continuously. Cook until the semolina is deep golden brown in colour (This should take about 5-7 minutes).
  • Add the water, sugar and cardamom and begin to mix quickly with a whisk.
  • Continue to whisk for 3-4 minutes or until you see the mixture thicken and begins to come away from the sides of the pan and a pudding type consistency forms.
  • Turn off heat and remove from heat.
  • Garnish with sliced almonds.

This recipe has been provided with the kind permission of Monica's Spice Diary-Indian Food Blog  Please visit her site for an outstanding selection of tasty Indian recipes.