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Suji Ka Halwa Recipe | How to make Sooji Halwa at home

Suji Halwa or Sooji Halwa is a popular Indian dessert which is especially prepared during various festivals and religious functions. Suji Halwa recipe is a quick and easy recipe to make this tasty Suji Halwa anytime at home. It hardly takes 15 minutes to cook which makes it quite handy at times. Semolina which is the key ingredient in Suji Halwa recipe is a good source of Protein and dietary fiber. Suji Halwa is often called Rava Sheera or simply Sheera in many places.
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Suji Ka Halwa or Sooji Halwa is a popular Indian dessert which is especially prepared during various festivals and religious functions.

During festivals –Navratra Puja aka Navratri Puja or Durga PujaVijayadashmi aka DussheraDiwali etc Suji Halwa is served along with other festive food items – PuriKala Chana, Aloo Ki SabjiJeera Aloo and Boondi Raita or Kaddu Raita (Pumpkin Raita).

Suji Ka Halwa recipe is a quick and easy recipe to make this tasty Suji Ka Halwa anytime at home.

Delicious Suji Ka Halwa served with Puri

It hardly takes 15 minutes to cook which makes it quite handy at times. Semolina which is the key ingredient in Suji Halwa recipe is a good source of Protein and dietary fiber.

Sooji Ka Halwa is often used as offerings or Prasad in various religious ceremonies and hence has a special place in Indian culture.

Suji Ka Halwa is often called Rava Sheera or simply Sheera in many places.

With minimal ingredients it is one of the quick and easiest dish to make anytime.

You can also make Suji Halwa as a breakfast item and it is usually served with dry Kala Chana and Puri.

Since Suji Halwa is a sweet dish it does not go well with Tea or Coffee unless you like Tea and Coffee without Sugar.


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In this article we will quickly go through the steps required to make this tasty dish.

Refer recipe card and detailed steps to understand how to make Suji Ka Halwa at home.

Making Suji Ka Halwa at home

Suji Ka Halwa Recipe is an easy dessert recipe which enables you to make this delicious dessert at home.

Semolina is the key ingredient for this dish and is a good source of Protein and dietary fiber.

Suji or Rava in a glass bowl
Raw Semolina aka Suji in a glass bowl

In this section we go through few easy steps which you need to take to make Suji Halwa at home.

We have added pictures of milestones so you can validate your progress as you make Suji Halwa.

Prerequisite to make Suji Ka Halwa or Rava Sheera

Suji Halwa does not have any specific pre-preparation steps but the steps mentioned here will simply save you some time.

First slice or chop Cashew nuts, Almonds and Pistachio into small pieces. These will be used for garnishing purpose.

Take 1.5 cups of water in a utensil and put it on a gas on high flame. Heat it up until it starts to boil and then turn off the gas.

This water will be used later while cooking Suji Halwa. You can also boil water on second gas as you start roasting Semolina on other gas burner.

Boiling water beforehand is not mandatory and you can add water directly once the Semolina is roasted.

However, boiling water beforehand saves you few minutes while cooking the dish hence it is the best method to make Suji Ka Halwa.


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Make Suji Ka Halwa or Rava Sheera

To make Suji Ka Halwa, take a clean utensil and put it on gas.

Set the flame on High.

Now add Clarified butter to the utensil and as soon as the clarified butter melts, add Semolina (Suji) to it. 

Add Suji to hot Clarified Butter to make Suji Ka Halwa
Once the Clarified butter has melted, add Suji to it

Start stirring it for a couple of minutes. Gradually the clarified butter will be soaked by Suji.

Stir Suji in hot Clarified butter
Stir Suji in hot clarified butter

You need to keep stirring until the mixture becomes golden brown in colour. Do not stop stirring else Semolina may get burnt.

Suji is now golden brown in color
Suji turns golden brown in color. There may be little clarified butter left at this step.

At this step you should see golden brown Suji and very little clarified butter left in the pan.

This is required at this step else your Suji Ka Halwa will become too dry in the end.

Once Semolina gets desired colour, reduce the flame to low and slowly add hot water to roasted Semolina.

Add Water to roasted Suji to make Suji Ka Halwa
Add hot boiled water to roasted Suji

Keep stirring the mixture as you add water.

Stir Suji while adding water
Keep stirring Suji while adding water

Take care while pouring water since water will splutter as you add it to roasted Semolina.

Continuous stirring is required to avoid lump formation which will spoil its texture.

Continuously stirring Suji avoids lump formation
Continuously stirring Suji avoids lump formation

Caution – Water splutter can be vigorous sometimes so be careful while adding water so you don’t get burnt with hot water.

The water will soon start evaporating. Once half of the water has been evaporated and the pudding starts getting thicker add sugar to it.

Add Sugar to Suji Ka Halwa
Add Sugar to Suji Ka Halwa

Keep stirring so that Sugar dissolves completely.

Sugar gets dissolved in Suji Ka Halwa
Sugar gets dissolved in Suji Ka Halwa

In another few minutes, almost all of the water will evaporate and pudding will start losing clarified butter implying your Suji Ka Halwa or Sooji Halwa is almost ready.

Time to add some chopped Cashews and Almonds.

Add dry fruits to Suji Ka Halwa
Add dry fruits like Cashews & Almonds

Mix it well and your Suji Ka Halwa is ready.

Stir Suji Ka Halwa after adding dry fruits
After adding dry fruits stir Suji Ka Halwa for less than a minute

Turn off the gas now.

Your Suji Halwa is now ready to be served. But before that Garnish it with chopped nuts. Enjoy this tasty dessert.

Suji Ka Halwa served in a dessert bowl
Garnish Suji Ka Halwa with some additional dry fruits on top before serving

Suji Halwa is best served after some spicy meal.

You can even have Suji Ka Halwa on its own as breakfast or during festivals and fasts.

Suji Ka Halwa served with some Puri and Aloo Ki Sabji
Suji Ka Halwa goes best with Puri and Aloo Ki Sabji or other spicy and festive foods

Chef Recommendation for Suji Ka Kalwa

  • If you are allergic to nuts or want to avoid them, then you can replace it with chopped and grated dry coconut. You can also add raisins while serving.
  • You can also enhance flavour by adding Cardamom powder (crushed Elaichi) or Saffron.
  • If you like then you can replace water with some skimmed boiled milk. In this case the taste and texture of Suji Ka Halwa would be quite different.

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Suji Halwa Recipe

Suji Halwa or Sooji Halwa is a popular Indian dessert which is especially prepared during various festivals and religious functions. Suji Halwa recipe is a quick and easy recipe to make this tasty Suji Halwa anytime at home. It hardly takes 15 minutes to cook which makes it quite handy at times. Semolina which is the key ingredient in Suji Halwa recipe is a good source of Protein and dietary fiber. Suji Halwa is often called Rava Sheera or simply Sheera in many places.
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Course: Dessert, Food Recipes
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Team Felicity

Ingredients

Main Ingredients for Suji Halwa

  • 1/4 cup Semolina Suji / Sooji / Rava
  • 2.5 tbsp Sugar Cheeni or As per taste
  • 2 tbsp Clarified Butter Ghee
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 10 g Cashew Nuts Kaju
  • 10 g Almonds Badam
  • 5 g Pistachio Pista

Instructions

Preparation Steps to make Suji Halwa or Rava Sheera

  • Slice or chop Cashew nuts, Almonds and Pistachio into small pieces.
    10 g Cashew Nuts, 10 g Almonds, 5 g Pistachio
  • Take water in utensil and put it on a gas on high flame. Heat it up until it starts to boil and then turn off the gas. This water will be used later while cooking Suji Halwa.
    1.5 cup water

How to make Suji Halwa or Rava Sheera

  • Take a clean utensil and put it on gas. Set the flame on High.
  • Now add Clarified butter to the utensil. As soon as the clarified butter melts add Semolina (Suji) to it. 
    2 tbsp Clarified Butter, 1/4 cup Semolina
  • Start stirring it until the mixture becomes golden brown in colour. Do not stop stirring else Semolina may get burnt.
    1/4 cup Semolina
  • Now add boiled water to roasted Semolina and keep stirring the mixture.
  • The water will soon start evaporating. Once half of the water has been evaporated and the pudding starts getting thicker add sugar to it and keep stirring it.
    2.5 tbsp Sugar
  • In another few minutes, almost all of the water will evaporate and pudding will start losing clarified butter implying your Suji Halwa or Sooji Halwa is ready. Turn off the gas now.
  • Your Suji Halwa is now ready to be served. But before that garnish it with chopped nuts. Enjoy a tasty dessert.
    10 g Cashew Nuts, 10 g Almonds, 5 g Pistachio

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Notes

Few considerations while cooking and serving –
  • If you are allergic to nuts or want to avoid them, then you can replace it with chopped and grated dry coconut. You can also add raisins while serving.
  • You can also enhance flavour by adding Cardamom powder (crushed Elaichi) or Saffron.
  • If you like then you can replace water with some skimmed boiled milk. In this case the taste and texture of Suji Halwa would be quite different.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 160kcal (8%) | Carbohydrates: 17g (6%) | Protein: 3g (6%) | Fat: 10g (15%) | Saturated Fat: 4g (25%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg (5%) | Sodium: 38mg (2%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 8g (9%)
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