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Suji Ka Halwa (rava sheera)

Suji Ka Halwa (Indian Semolina Pudding)

Learn how to make easy Suji Ka Halwa (Indian Semolina Pudding) which is an easy semolina with sugar syrup dessert topped with nuts. Served on auspicious or religious occasions in India and also served with poori. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 406kcal


For the Sugar Syrup

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 drops orange food color (optional)

For the Suji Ka Halwa Base

  • 1/2 cup ghee or butter (ghee is clarified butter)
  • 4 pods green cardamom (crushed)
  • 1 cup semolina (suji)
  • 1/2 cup assorted dry fruit (I used walnuts, cashew nuts and raisins)


For the Sugar Syrup

  • In a medium sized pot add all ingredients and cook just until the sugar has completely dissolved. Take off from heat and set aside. 

For the Suji Ka Halwa Base

  • In a large heavy based pot, heat the ghee (or butter) and add the crushed cardamom pods. 
  • Add the semolina (suji or rava) and cook for 2-3 minutes until it releases a nutty aroma. 
  • Pour in the sugar syrup and cook the suji ka halwa for 2-3 minutes. The halwa will still be very liquidy and bubbly. Do not cook any longer than 2-3 minutes and take off heat immediately. Cover with lid and let rest for 10 minutes. 
  • After 10 minutes the semolina will have absorbed extra liquid and be in perfect consistency. Top with nuts / dry fruit and serve on its own or with poori. 



Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg