Recipe of Suji ka Halwa – How to Make Instant Sooji Halwa

post modified on January 5

Written by Puja

Recipe of Suji ka Halwa, cooked with fine semolina, ghee, and sugar, is one of the most basic North Indian desserts. It’s quite simple to make and takes less than 30 minutes. It has a smooth and fluffy texture with such a sweet and nutty aroma.

Learn how to make traditional suji halwa in the halwai style. Suji ka halwa, also known as Sheera, is appropriate to serve after a meal. It can also be eaten as a dessert or with poori or paratha. (Step-by Step-Recipe)

Recipe of suji ka halwa

About the Recipe of Suji ka Halwa:

Sooji Halwa is a traditional simple Indian dessert made of semolina, ghee, and sugar. With my easy-to-follow recipe, you can make excellent suji halwa.

Sooji halwa and kheer were two of my favorite treats as a kid. This halwa and kheer were cooked in a jiffy to celebrate the occasion, whether it was someone achieving good scores in their exams, a family member getting a promotion at work, festivals, or anything enjoyable.

Not only this, many times I have seen my Mom serving Suji Halwa for breakfast when they couldn’t find something else to make instantly.

You can make Suji halwa on the 9th day of Navratri festival along with dry Kala chana and pooris for kanjak pooja.

Suji halwa is prepared almost all across India and it is prepared differently in each household. But the method varies slightly from location to region, and it’s also known by several names. In Punjab, it’s known as Sheera, in Maharashtra as Rava Sheera, and in South India as Rava Kesari or Kesari Bhath.

Sooji ka halwa tastes best when it is served hot or at room temperature.

Suji Halwaa

Why you should make this recipe?

It happens many times that we crave some sweets, but we really don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen. So what would you do? This simple to make Recipe of suji ka halwa is something you can make instantly.

So, if you see this Suji ka halwa is not only tasty, it is also –

  • Easy to make the recipe
  • Can be made with just a few basic ingredients
  • Hassle-free instant dessert
Suji halwa

Looking for some more Halwa Recipes?

You might want to check out some more classic Indian Desserts recipes here. I am sure you are going to love these easy-to-make dessert recipes and you might want to try them for you and your family. So do try these recipes as well and let me know how these recipes turned out for you.

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Sooji Halwa

Basic Ingredients used to make this recipe:

Suji: Sooji or semolina is the key ingredient of this recipe. Make sure to use fine semolina to make the halwa.

Sugar: I have used raw sugar, but you can use whichever sugar you have available. To make this halwa healthy, you can replace the sugar with powdered jaggery.

Ghee: Halwa tastes best when made in ghee. So make sure, you use ghee only if you want to enjoy the real taste.

Nuts: I love lots of nuts in suji ka halwa. So I have used, two types of raisins, almonds, cashews, and pista. You can always use nuts of your own choice.

Other: You can add milk instead of water.

sooji halwa

Sooji Halwa

Sooji Halwa, cooked with fine semolina, ghee, and sugar, is one of the most basic North Indian Indian desserts. It’s quite simple to make and takes less than 30 minutes. It has a smooth and fluffy texture with such a sweet and nutty aroma.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: sooji halwa, suji halwa
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 1729kcal
Author: Puja


  • 1/2 cup Semolina sooji
  • 1/2 cup Ghee
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 10-12 nos Cashew nuts chopped
  • 10-12 nos Almonds thinly chopped
  • 12-15 nos Balck raisins
  • 12-15 nos Normal raisins
  • 12-15 nos Pista finely chopped
  • 2 cups Water


  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan over medium heat.
    suji halwa
  • When the ghee is hot, add chopped cashew and almonds and fry until golden brown.
    suji halwa
  • Once done remove them to a plate.
    sooji halwa
  • Add black raisins and golden raisins, once you see the raisins have become pulpy take them out in a plate.
    sooji halwa
  • Now add sooji and fry for about 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Keep stirring frequently to avoid the sooji from burning at the bottom of the pan.
  • Add water and cook for about 3-4 minutes on low heat until all the water is absorbed and the sooji has softened.
  • Add sugar and cook for another 3-4 minutes until the sugar is melted and the halwa is slightly brown in color.
  • Remove the pan from the heat.
  • At this stage, halwa will be of dropping porridge-like consistency but you will see that within 5-10 minutes, it will become firm and grainy in texture.
  • Garnish with some cashew, almonds, raisins and pista, serve hot or at room temperature.
    suji halwa


The colour of the sooji halwa depends on how thoroughly the semolina has been roasted. Roast the semolina less if you prefer a light-colored halwa, and more if you prefer a dark-colored halwa. When the semolina is roasted thoroughly, it becomes nuttier and more delicious.
To make a richer halwa, replace the water with milk; however, the halwa’s shelf life will be shortened. When using milk, keep in mind that the halwa will be lighter in color. You can use the same amount of milk as water.
Allow the semolina to soften completely before adding the sugar. It will stop softening once the sugar is added.
Sooji Halwa will last in the fridge for about 4 to 5 days when stored in an airtight container. Reheat in microwave or pan until nice and warm before serving. But I would always advise eating halwa when it is fresh.
In case you don’t have a microwave, just bring the halwa to room temperature. Mix it well, sprinkle some water on it, and heat on low heat in a pan. Keep mixing while heating the halwa and add more water if required.


Nutrition Facts
Sooji Halwa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1729 Calories from Fat 945
% Daily Value*
Fat 105g162%
Saturated Fat 58g363%
Cholesterol 230mg77%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 596mg17%
Carbohydrates 188g63%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 116g129%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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