Home Made Suji Halwa Recipe

Suji Halwa is a popular Indian dessert made from semolina (also known as suji or sooji), sugar, ghee (clarified butter), and flavored with cardamom and garnished with nuts. Here’s a simple recipe to make Suji Halwa:


  • 1 cup semolina (suji/sooji)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup ghee (clarified butter)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • A handful of chopped nuts (such as almonds, cashews, and pistachios)
  • Raisins (optional)


  1. Heat the ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan or kadai over medium heat.
  2. Add the semolina and roast it, stirring continuously, until it turns golden brown and you can smell a nutty aroma. This process should take about 6-8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a separate saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
  4. Slowly add the hot water to the roasted semolina, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
  5. Be careful as the mixture will bubble and splatter initially. Reduce the heat to low and continue stirring to ensure the semolina absorbs the water and the mixture thickens.
  6. Add the sugar and mix well until the sugar dissolves completely.
  7. Add the cardamom powder and mix again.
  8. Continue cooking and stirring for another 3-4 minutes until the halwa starts to leave the sides of the pan and becomes glossy.
  9. Turn off the heat and cover the pan for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  10. In a separate small pan, heat a teaspoon of ghee and roast the chopped nuts and raisins until the nuts turn golden brown.
  11. Pour the roasted nuts and raisins over the prepared halwa and mix gently.
  12. Your Suji Halwa is now ready to be served. It can be enjoyed hot, warm, or even cold.

Suji Halwa is often served as a dessert after meals or during special occasions like festivals. It can also be served with poori (a type of deep-fried Indian bread) for breakfast or as a snack. Adjust the sugar quantity according to your taste preference. Enjoy your delicious Suji Halwa!

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