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suji ka halwa recipe

Suji Ka Halwa Recipe

Suji ka halwa, is the most popular and quickest Semolina halva recipe in India and Pakistan that you can make within 5 to 10 minutes. Sooji halwa is the roasted semolina dessert cooked with sugar and milk and topped with nuts. Specifically prepared for special occasions like eid, Ramadan, and festivals.
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Course: Dessert, sweet
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: semolina halva recipe, suji ka halwa
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 Persons


  • 1 cup Semolina Suji, sooji, rava
  • 1 tablespoon Clarified Butter/Ghee
  • 20 seeds Green Cardamom Seeds
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 1.5 cups Milk
  • Raisins & Almonds To garnish


  • In a pan, add clarified butter/ghee and heat it up a bit.
  • Add green cardamom seeds to pop up on low temperature.
  • Then add Semolina (suji) and roast it in ghee until it gets aromatic.
  • As the Semolina starts roasting, add sugar to caramelise with it.
  • Keep stirring the pan otherwise, semolina (Suji) will burn as the suji burning process is quite high.
  • In the next step, add desiccated coconut and stir for few seconds.
  • Add Milk in the pan and quickly stir to blend all ingredients together to form a halwa.
  • Stir the pan for 2 to 3 minutes on low medium heat.
  • As the halwa starts rolling up then place it on a platter to serve.
  • Garnish with Almonds and other dry fruit that you like.


  • Make Halwa on low heat
  • To make in huge quantities multiply the ingredients accordingly.
  • Always roast the semolina on low flame. Keep stirring while roasting. Otherwise it will start to stick on pan bottom and give a burnt flavor in halwa.
  • Use nonstick pan to make halwa. Avoid pans that can easily stick the semolina on pan bottoms.
  • Use food color if you want to give it a color. You can use edible orange or yellow color.
  • Saffron can also be used to give zafrani color to halwa or make it without color.
  • You can make the halwa with milk or water. Make your choice accordingly.
  • Quickly stir the halwa after adding water or milk.
  • Granulated sugar can be used to make halwa otherwise you can use sugar syrup (sheera).