How to Make Suji Ka Halwa at Home

How to Make Suji Ka Halwa at Home

About Suji Ka Halwa:

Suji ka halwa is a type of Indian dessert, which is made by roasted suji known as semolina, ghee, sugar, and dry fruits.  It can be served for breakfast or as a dessert item.  This basic recipe is made with just semolina, sugar, ghee, and dry nuts.

Benefits of Suji/Semolina:

  1.  High in protein.
  2.  High in fiber.
  3.  Helps to manage diabetes.
  4.  Helps to lose weight.
  5.  Rich in vitamins and minerals.
  6.  Controls cholesterol levels.
  7.  Helps in digestion.


  • 1 cup of suji/semolina.
  • 1/2 cup of ghee or as required.
  • 1/2 cup sugar or to taste.
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder.
  • 10-15 cashews nuts chopped or halves.
  • 10-15 almonds finely chopped.
  • 10-15 raisins.
  • Pinch of salt.
  • 2-1/2 cups of hot water.

Note:  You may increase or decrease the quantity of ingredients depending on for how many people you are making for.

Method of Making Suji Ka Halwa:

  1.  Take a heavy bottom pan and heat it on a low flame.
  2.  When pan is hot, add 1 tablespoons of ghee.
  3.  When, ghee is hot, add raisins and saute on a low to medium flame until raisins swells up.
  4.  Then, transfer them into a plate and keep aside for later use.
  5.  Then, add rest of the ghee to the pan.
  6.  When ghee is hot, add suji and mix nicely.
  7.  Then, roast the suji with ghee on a very low flame until it changes colour or turns light brown in colour.  Stir continuously.
  8.  When suji is nicely roasted, add hot water and mix them well so that there are no lumps.
  9.  Then, cook the suji on a low flame until suji soaked all the water.  Stir continuously.
  10.  Then, add sugar and pinch of salt and mix well.
  11.  Then, cook them on a low flame until ghee gets separated from the halwa.
  12.  Then, add cardamom powder, chopped almonds, cashew nuts, and raisins and mix them well.
  13.  Then, turn off the flame and serve this halwa hot or cold as desired.