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Sooji halwa
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Sooji ka halwa recipe

Sooji ka halwa, an Indian dish prepared with semolina, sugar and ghee as main ingredients. Let's see how to make sooji halwa easily in this post with step by step photos and video.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 People


  • ½ cup Sooji Semolina/ Rava
  • ¾ cup Sugar Refer notes
  • 2 cups Water Refer notes
  • ½ cup Ghee Divided
  • 2 Cardamom Powdered
  • ¼ cup Chopped nuts Almonds, cashews
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 1 Pinch Saffron optional
  • 1 tablespoon Milk Warm, to soak saffron


  • Heat a pan with ghee firstly. Add sooji to it.
  • Roast furthermore thoroughly until you get deep golden in color. Do it patiently in medium heat to avoid burnt semolina.
  • Especially towards the end. If it smokes, reduce the heat and keep stirring.
  • Meanwhile, boil measured water with salt. Bring to rolling boil.
  • After that, add it to the roasted sooji carefully. It will splutter a lot, so carefully add.
  • Mix briskly and let the water gets absorbed.
  • Furthermore, cook covered for 3-4 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
  • Then, add saffron soaked in warm milk, sugar and mix well.
  • Eventually, it will loosen up as you mix and sugar melts.
  • Keep stirring continuously and the ghee will apparently ooze out and become non sticky. Hardly takes 2-3 minutes.
  • After that heat a tablespoon of ghee and roast nuts until golden.
  • Add it to the sooji ka halwa along with cardamom powder. Mix well and switch off the flame.



  • I added ¾ cup sugar, it was just right, if you are sweet toothed, you can add upto 1 cup.
  • Ghee measurement includes ghee I used for roasting nuts. ⅓ cup is enough for roasting sooji.
  • Instead of 2 cups water for cooking sooji, you can use just 1 & ½ cups too for firmer texture.