Mixed Fruit Sajjige / Soji Halwa with fruits

A very Happy Durgashtami to you all...





















Sajjige is a 'colorless form' of Kesaribath/RavaKesari . It is a popular offering/prasad/neivedya item found during Satyanaraya Pooje in Karnataka side. You can make it on any occassion as prasadam and I made this for Navaratri.

I don't mind saying that I dislike the 'ORANGE COLOR' of Kesaribath. Be it deep yellow color of Lemon Rice or Deep Orange Color of Kesari, I have developed a kind of rejection. I add very less color whenever I have to add to these dishes or totally avoid them. Fruits were all around the house, so I thought of using few of them by adding them to make Sajjige.

I was telling a friend of mine about my "dislike" for orange color of Kesari..very seriously she replied "I think people take "Kesari" of Kesaribath very seriously that they add more color to make it look like Kesaribath". We both lol ' ed on that joke for whole day.. just thot of sharing this with you all..

How to make :

The procedure is very similar to Kesaribath plus fruits and minus color. You can find kesaribath recipe on TasteofMysore here
Fruits I have used : Banana and Apple.
Check the sweetness of apples before you add them. If they are sour please do not add them.

Rava: 1 cup ((roasted till it is golden brown with half a tsp of ghee)
Milk : 2cups (1 cup extra if you are using chiroti rava)
Fruits: Banana & Apple chopped into 1/2" pieces

Bring Milk to boil. Add fruits when milk starts boiling, let them become soft then reduce the flame and start adding roasted semolina. Once semolina is added add sugar and mix thorougly. Once sugar is dissolved swith off the stove and garnish with fried nuts. Serve hot.

The color of Kesari is imparted by fruits added to it. Food Color is not used.

This is my contribution to Navaratri Festive Food event hosted by me. Do not forget to send in your entries to me by 11 Oct 2008. Come back to check out Dasara celebrations on Taste of Mysore.

24 comments:

SPICE OF LIFE said...

love this one..... fruits in suji halwa are new to me .... will try it someday.

Haripriya Reddy said...

one of my Favs...Yummy!

DEESHA said...

wow i just ate this yday .. very yummy ..

G.Pavani said...

wish u a happy vijaya dasami,
halwa looks yummy...

Priyanka said...

The addition of banana is a must in satyanarayan pujas at home along with tulsi leaves and dry fruits. addition of saffron usually lends color to this simple and comforting halwa.

LG said...

@ Priyanka,

Saffron addition definitely gives nice color and aroma to halwa. Thanks for coming by my blog :)

Cham said...

We make like this one for wedding! But they add color :)Tasty pne & Happy Durgashtami!

Divya Vikram said...

Will try adding fruits next time I make kesari.

rekhas kitchen said...

hey after a long time iam seeing this one when i was in bangaloru i use to get this from temple as satyanarayana swami prasadam i love this one

Sireesha said...

Suji Halwa looks yummy .....I just made it today as Prasadam for Goddess Durga...

srikars kitchen said...

looks yummy .. my fav... thxs for sharing.. HAPPY NAVRATHIRI..

Eco_smith said...

Dasara Habbada subhashaya!

Wow! Bayalli neeru bartide Sajjige nodidre!
Ooru tumba ninapige bartidi ri!!! Getting home sick by the day...

Eco_smith said...

Dasara Habbada subhashaya!

Wow! Bayalli neeru bartide Sajjige nodidre!
Ooru tumba ninapige bartidi ri!!! Getting home sick by the day...

sowmya said...

looks beautiful..i love it..had made this once..

Shreya said...

very nice and perfect for prasad.

Priti said...

Kesari looking yummy...I never had fruity kesari...this looks gud...thanks for sharing the recipe and Happy Dussehra dear.

Sireesha said...

Happy Dusshera to you and Your Family Lakshmi !!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Haaa...I love fruit kesari...I wish I am near your house in singapore;D

rekhas kitchen said...

happy desars to you too lakshmi

G.Pavani said...

Thank u dear lg for accepting my entry

Uma said...

ooh, delicious halwa Lakshmi! Happy dasara to you and your family.

Cham said...

Happy Dassara to you & ur family

Yasmeen said...

hi lg,
Happy Durgashtami!

guru4vedi said...

sajjige is like super favorite of mine! Love the banana+pineapple version. Those donne sajjige we used to get during hunnime satyanarayana pooje was the best sajjige :)