Suji ka Halwa Recipe – Sweet Semolina Dish – Indian Desert – 1 Oct 11


When looking at the list of recipes that I already wrote down for you, I noticed that there are not a lot of recipes for deserts yet. This is how I decided to write the recipe for Suji ka Halwa today, a sweet dish made of semolina. You may think of semolina pudding now, the way that it is made in the west. I have heard and seen of this, too, but this way of preparing sweet semolina is different. It is a popular dish that is often made in celebration times but also as a treat in a normal day. Try, it tastes really great!

Suji ka Halwa – Sweet Semolina Dish – Indian Desert

Prepare semolina the Indian way! A sweet dish with cashews and raisins that is easy to make and always loved by guests, friends and family.

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150g Semolina
2 tbsp Ghee
150g Sugar
700ml Water
50g Cashew Nuts
50g Raisins

How to make Suji ka Halwa

You start by preparing the cashew nuts. Break them into three or four pieces each. Of course, if you prefer having full nuts in your Halwa, you can also put the complete nuts.

Put ghee in a wok on the stove and let the ghee get warm but not too hot. Add your semolina and roast it until it changes its colour to a dark golden. You will already smell a nice aroma that makes your mouth water already now.

At this point you add the sugar, mix it once with the semolina and add the water. It is up to you how sweet you like your Halwa. You can decrease or increase the amount of sugar as you wish. Now stir the complete mixture and add your cashew nuts and raisins. Here, too, you can add more or less or get creative and use other nuts as well.

Your Halwa is nearly done now. You only need to keep on stirring for approximately five minutes. In that time, the semolina will absorb the water and the mixture will turn into a nice and delicious paste.

Eat it hot, that is how it is most delicious!


  1. Morgaine

    Semolina is great for desserts. We usually boil it in milk with sugar and then let it get cold in the fridge, put cinnamon and jam on top and then eat it like pudding. Your version sounds great, too, especially with the raisins and the nuts! I will give it a try.

  2. Michael

    I personally prefer Gajer ka Halwa. Halwa made out of carrots but Suji is also delicious, especially in winter time. I also believe there are recipes for Halwa made of wheat flour. Would be nice to read more dessert recipes, especially as most cakes are with egg and I don’t eat eggs.

  3. Swami Balendu

    Dear Michael,Gajer ka Halwa is also my favourite! We are still waiting for the carrot season here, though, when we will get good ones. Then i will post that recipe, too. And of course some more sweet recipes without egg!
    Much love

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