Vegan Sooji Halwa with Pineapples and Pistachios

Vegan Sooji Halwa with Pineapples and Pistachios

Sooji halwa / Sheera/ Ravai / Semolina Pudding is a famous dessert made in India. It’s almost made in all household with different variation. Mostly sooji halwa is made with ghee (clarified butter) and milk. I have made this in a vegan version. Instead of ghee used coconut oil and instead of milk have used almond milk. So this is vegan version of sooji halwa.

I had lots of almonds back home so I thought of making almond milk. Also incorporated some pineapples and pistachios to the halwa.  Sooji halwa tasted divine and all the mixture of these ingredients took this dessert altogether to a different level. So all lactose intolerant and dairy allergic people could try this.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup pistachio flakes Or chopped finely
  • 1.5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 1 cup roasted semolina
  • ½ cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 t/s cardamom powder
  • a pinch of nutmeg powder
  • ½ cup organic sugar Or sugar as per your sweetness
  • a pinch of salt
  • some cherries and flaked pistachios for garnish (optional)
Read the whole recipe on Flavors of Mumbai