Kesari or Sooji ka Halwa or Sira   
by: Sharda (


  • Milkmaid or Borden sweetened condensed milk   -   1 can
  • Sooji   -   1 cup
  • Ghee   -   3/4 cup
  • Water   -   2 cup
  • Kesar   -   A pinch
  • Yellow color (optional)   -   A pinch
  • Cashewnuts   -   8-10
  • Raisins (optional)   -   1 1/2 tbsp.


Heat Ghee in kadi. Fry cashewnuts and raisins till light brown and keep a side. add sooji to the remainig ghee and fry till light brown add kesar or color in water. Add water in sooji and keep stirring. Reduce heat. when all the water has been absorbed, add milkmaid. stir well till traces of ghee begain to show at the side of the pan spread on a greased plate, top with nut andraisins and cut in diamond shaped pieces. Serve warm or cold. Serves 8.