Semolina Halwa – Sooji Ka Halwa

Suji Halwa Recipe

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–

Sooji Halwa

 

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 Halwa

Sooji Ka Halwa
Serves 4
A traditional classic South-Asian semolina pudding cooked with ghee and dry fruits.
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Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
387 calories
31 g
66 g
30 g
2 g
16 g
183 g
7 g
28 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
183g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 387
Calories from Fat 260
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g
46%
Saturated Fat 16g
82%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 66mg
22%
Sodium 7mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 31g
10%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 28g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
16%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup medium-semolina
  2. ½ cup ghee
  3. ½ cup sugar, or as required
  4. 2 cups water
  5. 1 tsp cardamom powder
  6. 2 tbsp cashews
  7. 2 tbsp almonds
  8. 2 tbsp raisins
Instructions
  1. In a sauce pan add the ghee and heat over a medium-low heat
  2. Add the almonds and cashews and stir for couple of seconds until golden then add the raisons, stir for another 30 seconds.
  3. 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.
  4. Stir in the sugar and cardamom powder and cook for a min.
  5. 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.
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calories
387
fat
30g
protein
2g
carbs
31g
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