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Thursday, April 7, 2016

H - Halwa Boorelu

Halwa Boorelu is an Andhra Dish where Sooji halwa is made and used when it is warm or cold.
The outer layer is like thick dosa batter but a little bit of bellam/Jaggery is mixed in it for sweetness and no fermentation is needed.
The dish is normally served as a snack in the evening or as prasadam offering for God. 

Soaking Time: 5-6 hours
Preparation Time: 20 minutes 
Cook Time: 30 minutes 
Makes : 12 Halwa Boorelu 


For Outerlayer:
Urad Dal/Minappappu: 1/2 cup
Parboiled rice : 1 cup
Salt : 1 teaspoon 
Jaggery/ Bellam: 1 teaspoon 

For Halwa:
Sooji/Bombai rava: 1/2 cup
Water : 1 cup
Sugar : 3/4 cup 
Ghee : 3 tablespoons 
Elachi/ green cardamom: 3 powdered
Yellow food color: 2 drops or a pinch


Wash and soak dal and rice for 5-6 hours. Drain them and grind into a fine batter by adding little water.
Add rest of the ingredients listed above, mix well and keep aside.
Roast Sooji in 1 teaspoon of ghee and keep aside.
Heat water in a pan and add Sooji. Once the water is evaporated, add sugar, food color, ghee and mix well. Cook for 2 minutes. Add Elachi powder, mix well and cook for 1 more minute. Turn off the stove and let it cool.
Heat oil for deep frying, Make 12 equal size balls, dip the balls into the batter and fry them till golden on both sides in small batches. It should take 2-3 minutes per batch.
Serve hot or cold.


  1. Yummy.. We make seeyam or siyam in the same way. But the inner filling is the coconut pooranam. Sooji filling sounds delicious. Will try it.

  2. OMG, fried halwa is absolutely new to me. Sounds like an awesome dish. Great choice for H, Amara!!

  3. Oh yummy looking halwa boorelu Amara.

  4. Very interesting one..never made this before..

  5. Yummy one, Amara. I am guessing more of us are going to stick to halwa for this alphabet. ☺

  6. Totally new..never heard of this before...looks tempting.

  7. What a lovely recipe. We have something similar to this but I have never tried it before. Very tempting!

  8. Nice recipe and this is new for me. Its tea time here and these would perfectly hit the hunger spot :)

  9. I think I had this at a local festival in Hyderabad , it sure looks yummy

  10. Fried halwa sounds very interesting.Never heard of it before but it looks delicious.

  11. This halwa filling sounds so good. Looks awesome..

  12. This onewill be in our list for Dessara nine days prasadams every year. Very easy to make and delicious....

  13. wow gem of a reminds me of our sanjhyachi poli

  14. Who will say no to this irresistible boorelu, definitely not me..

  15. A delicious one, Amara. Love it.

  16. Very interesting recipe never tried boorelu this way..

  17. wow - what an interesting way to have the sooji - reminds me of an Orissa recipe I made once except there its the other way around the outer batter is made from semolina - would love to try this version also

  18. Very interesting recipe. This Bm , I am learning so many new dishes.

  19. very interesting version of halwa