Sooji halwa is one of the popular halwa recipes in Pakistan and India especially during Eid, wedding or any occasion; sooji halwa literally in Urdu means semolina sweet, it is prepared using semolina as a primary ingredient, and may be served either hot or chilled.
This recipe is similar to an Algerian sweet of Toasted Semolina with Butter and Honey called TAMINA –I’ll be posting the Recipe soon– usually made and shared when celebrating the Aqiqa –the Islamic Welcoming Celebration for New Baby–
Back to our suji ka halwa, I’m sharing with you the simplest recipe version and the traditional one, the key to end up with a yummy suji halwa is to make sure to roast the semolina enough well with ghee, also you can add dry fruits and nuts like raisins, cashew nuts, walnuts…a sprinkles of cardamom give this dish a sweet exotic flavour, the amount to use depends on your taste preferences.
Sooji Ka Halwa
A traditional classic South-Asian semolina pudding cooked with ghee and dry fruits.
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Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 260
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g
Saturated Fat 16g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Total Carbohydrates 31g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 1 cup medium-semolina
- ½ cup ghee
- ½ cup sugar, or as required
- 2 cups water
- 1 tsp cardamom powder
- 2 tbsp cashews
- 2 tbsp almonds
- 2 tbsp raisins
- In a sauce pan add the ghee and heat over a medium-low heat
- Add the almonds and cashews and stir for couple of seconds until golden then add the raisons, stir for another 30 seconds.
- Add semolina into it and using a wooden spoon stir and twist and turn the mixture constantly so that it does not stick to the pan and roasts evenly for about 8 mins until semolina changes its colour.
- Stir in the sugar and cardamom powder and cook for a min.
- Pour in the hot water slowly to avoid spluttering, stir continuously until the mixture is thickened and water is absorbed, and Voila Suji halva is ready to be served.