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sooji ka halwa (suji katli)

Suji Ka Halwa Katli

Sooji ka halwa is the most adorable sweet recipe of Indian and Pakistani cuisine. Here I am making suji ka halwa katli style which is dry and prepared without milk. Simply a 5-minute recipe cooked with roasted semolina, ghee, and sugar. The addition of desiccated coconut and pistachios makes a perfect bite.
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Course: sweet
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: sooji ka halwa, suji ka halwa, suji ka halwa katli
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 5 Persons
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Hinz


  • 1.5 cups Semolina (Suji)
  • 1.5 tbsp Clarified butter (Ghee)
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • ½ tsp Rose Water
  • 4 Green Cardamom
  • Desiccated Coconut – For Garnishing
  • Pistachios For Garnishing


  • Preparation of Sugar Syrup: In a pan, add sugar, water, rose water and green cardamoms and make a semi thick syrup on medium flame.
  • In another pan, add clarified butter (ghee) and heat it up.
  • Add semolina (sooji) in ghee and roast it for few minutes on low flame
  • As the sooji starts changing colour and gets aromatic.
  • Add hot sugar syrup and stir continuously. (Sugar syrup will add sweetness and work as a binding agent to make sooji blocks).
  • Grease the mould with oil.
  • Place the halwa in the mould.
  • Immediately set it using a spoon or spatula otherwise it will be hard and become difficult to set.
  • Garnish with desiccated coconuts and pistachios.
  • Again set with the spoon. (Watch video recipe to follow the steps)
  • Rest it for 5 minutes.
  • Cut into desired slices.
  • Again rest it a few minutes to get hard.
  • Take the slices out and serve!



Only use ghee to make perfect semolina bars. Don't use oil or butter to make this recipe. Monitor the quantity of sugar syrup while adding in semolina. Quickly stir after adding sugar syrup. Don't cook for a long time after adding sugar syrup otherwise, the halwa will become soft and in the form of katli it may break.


Serving: 50g | Calories: 286kcal