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.
- 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)