Cook's Hideout: Navarathri Subhakankshalu

September 23, 2006

Navarathri Subhakankshalu

Wish you all a very Happy Navrathri.

For the first day of navrathri, I made Badam Halwa as prasad. Both my mom and mom-in-law make a different sweet everyday during the nine day celebrations. I'm not sure I can continue the tradition, but will try.
This is a easier version of "badam halwa". I added MTR badam feast mix to regular sooji halwa.

Sooji (semolina) - 1 cup
Milk (1% low fat) - 2 cups
Sugar - 1/2 cup
MTR badam feast mix - 4tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

  • Heat 1 tbsp of ghee, fry sooji till it changes color to golden and loses its raw smell. Remove and keep aside. When cool, add sugar and mix well.
  • Meanwhile bring milk to a boil and add the badam mix and cardamom powder.
  • Add the sooji and sugar mixture to milk and mix well.
  • Let it simmer until the whole halwa comes together for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Garnish with fried cashews and raisins. Serve warm or cold.


  1. Ohh is it today-- I thought it starts from tmrw... so will see more good dishes for next few days:)

  2. Happy navarathri to you pavani...

  3. Happy navarathri for u and ur family pavani...

  4. pavani..happy navrathri to you too...badam halwa sounds delicious..i hope we all get to see more sweets and delicious dishes all through navrathri.:-))Thanks for sharing

  5. Happy Navrathri!! We call it Dessera in Mysore, used to be a grand celebration with the King ana al!! Not anymore!! Enjoy and yummy halwa there!!

  6. Wow Nine sweets for nine days!!! Amazing. You must have a family who loves sweets. Happy navaratri to you too pavani.

  7. Happy navrathi to you and your family pavani.

  8. "Belated Navrathi Wishes to you and your family pavani"

    The dish seems to be too good


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