Aarsi’s Ultimate Sooji Halwa

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Sooji Halwa is a very popular sweet dish all over India. It is prepared on auspicious occasions. This is my Mom’s recipe and very close to my heart.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1) Heat water and sugar together and bring to a boil to make simple syrup.
  2. 2) Meanwhile, heat ghee in a non-stick pan.
  3. 3) Add Sooji (Semolina) to the ghee and stir regularly until the Sooji (Semolina) turns golden brown.
  4. 4) Switch off the gas and place this pan on the side.
  5. 5) Add sugar and water mixture to the Sooji (Semolina). Be careful, as it will boil up on you.
  6. 6) Return the above to the stove and on medium heat, stir frequently until the water gets evaporated.
  7. 7) Add half the almonds and all the raisins.
  8. 8) Cook this until the mixture leaves ghee (clarified butter) on the sides.
  9. 9) Remove and garnish with rest of the almonds and enjoy this warm and comforting dessert with your loved ones!


Most Helpful

Such a comforting dessert! Made this after a meal of chicken tikka masala and roti with cauliflower. Will make again! Thanks for the recipe! Made for PAC Fall 2011.

AlainaF October 28, 2011

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