Sooji Halwa Recipe : Sweet Suji Pudding!

The simple and quick Sooji Halwa Recipe or Suji Ka Halwa is very impressive and extremely tasty. It is known by different names in various parts of India with slightly different ingredients but the core ingredient and method remains same everywhere. The golden texture of the Halwa topped with various nuts makes it love-able. The sweet sugary taste is tremendously soothing to the taste buds. Though the Halwa is generally heavy but the consumption this one without the use of milk is light for the health.

Sooji Halwa

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  • Recipe Category: Sweets
  • Cuisine: Desserts

Description: The Sooji Halwa Recipe is quick and instant recipe of a sweet dish. It needs semolina,corn flour, ghee, sugar and dry fruits with warm water. Make it today.

Sooji Halwa Recipe

Sooji Halwa Recipe Ingredients:

  • Semolina – 1 cup
  • Sugar – ¾ cup
  • Ghee – ½ cup (use patanjali cow ghee)
  • Cardamom Seeds – 5 pieces
  • Saffron Strands – a pinch
  • Pistachios – ½ cup
  • Khoya – ¼ cup
  • Walnuts – ½ cup
  • Cashews – ½ cup
  • Raisins – ½ cup
  • Corn flour – ½ cup
  • Warm Water – 2 cups

Note: The corn flour is optional. You can also use the edible camphor. If you don’t have saffron, you can but it online. (click to buy saffron online)

Sooji Halwa Recipe Steps:


  1. Sugar Syrup:
    • Take water and heat it.
    • When the water is hot, add the sugar.
    • Wait till the sugar solution come to a boil.
  1. Cornflour Mixture:
    • Take a corn flour in a bowl.
    • Add the water it that bowl.
    • Mix them well till it becomes the thick paste.
  1. Cardamom Powder:
    • Crush the cardamom Seeds.
    • Take into the mortal pestle.
    • Grind the seeds into fine powder.

Note: It is fine if you do not make the sugar syrup and add sugar with warm water later on.


  • Take a thick bottom saucepan and heat it over a low flame.
  • Add the ghee and let it melt.
  • Once the ghee is melted, and it has become hot, mix the semolina.
  • Stir the semolina mixture very well.
  • Now add the cashews and stir again.
  • Cook the semolina till it changes color.
  • Wait till it raw smell from the mixture vanishes.
  • Add into the mixture of semolina, the chopped dry fruits you have used like walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, raisin and dates.
  • Now add the warm water to this mixture of semolina and dry fruits.
  • Keep on stirring till the semolina and the dry fruits becomes golden brown in color.
  • Stir well so that ingredients mix well. Then add sugar and again stir.
  • You have to keep on stirring so that the semolina does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Also, you have to simmer so that the semolina and the dry fruits get roasted evenly.
  • Mix the corn flour paste with this mixture and again stir.
  • Now add the cardamom powder with few raisins once again.
  • Sautee the mixture very well.
  • Now stir and add the hot sugar syrup solution.
  • It may sputter, so be careful while you pour it into the pan.
  • Quickly stir the mixture.
  • Sooji will absorb all the water from the mixture.
  • The mixture would swell due to the water absorption.
  • Add khoya to this mixture and whisk well.
  • Add ghee in the increase of 1/3 tbsp.
  • Simmer well till the whole mixture becomes thick and one.
  • It will start to leave the edges of the pan.
  • When it’s cooked, turn off the flame.
  • Sprinkle some nuts, to season the mixture with flavors of nuts.

And the sweet Sooji Halwa is ready for the delicious serve!
Note: Mix corns flour paste only when semolina has been roasted.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 447 calories
  • Total Time: PT20M
  • Serves: 3
  • Date Published:

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The combination of the creamy texture and rich flavors of this dish is unmatchable with any other Halwa variety. You can attain the richness of the Halwa by using the fresh milk but there is no difference in the taste or texture even when made with water. The taste of royal Sooji Halwa will always be finger licking, however, way it is made. The traditional taste of sweet Sooji Halwa retains if you roast the semolina in the melted ghee. The only thing to take note is use of the heavy utensil and the final Halwa must be soft.

There is no need for precision or perfection for cooking the sweet Suji ka Halwa. All you have to do is roast semolina in ghee, mix the chopped dry fruits and pour in the sugar syrup. And your sweet Halwa with the creaminess of ghee and nutty aroma of nuts is ready in no time. There is no strict method of making it at home, you can use a pressure cooker or the nonstick pan. The sprinkle of cardamom powder releases the strong fragrance from the Halwa and pinch of saffron gives it the orange color.

Prepare this delicious dessert today and let your family members enjoy the saccharine flavors of this delicacy. You can please your guest by serving them healthy Halwa above their expectation. The Halwa can be served on any religious gatherings, sacred occasions, parties or fun festivals. Do not hesitate in lowering the gauge of ghee before serving this Halwa to the diabetic or health conscious people. Pairing it with the complete meal takes the dish to another level, but you can also eat it alone.


  • The Sooji Halwa Recipe needs only 60 minutes to prepare.
  • The mentioned proportion of ingredients serves 3 people, but if you want to make for number of persons, then increase the quantity of each ingredient in the list.
  • It is recommended to use a thick bottomed heavy utensil.
  • It can be stored for at least 4 days in the refrigerator.
  • The texture of the color will vary with the measurement of ingredients.
  • You can also fry the Sooji in butter.


You can either cut the pieces of Sooji Halwa or serve it as it is. Transfer this dessert in a bowl or plate. Garnish it with:

  • Chopped Pistachios
  • Chopped Cashews
  • Saffron Strands
  • Desiccated Coconut