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Suji (Sooji) Halwa Recipe – Creamy Suji Halwa with Milk

Sooji (Suji) Halwa, also known as rava sheera or rava kesari, is a classic Indian treat made with sugar, semolina, and ghee. Our Suji Halwa recipe with milk makes for a creamy and decadent halwa that melts in your mouth. This nostalgic dessert will keep you coming back for more.

Watch our recipe video for step by step instructions on how to make sooji halwa. We’ve included demonstrations and pro tips to help you out in the kitchen! For Suji Halwa calories and nutrition information, see the recipe card below. We also have an option to view our Suji ka Halwa recipe in hindi!

Prep Time20 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time35 mins
DifficultyBeginner

Ingredients:

Fine Sooji (Semolina) - 1 cup
Ghee - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Milk - 1 cup
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
Saffron - 1 pinch
Cashews - 2 tbsp chopped
Almonds - 2 tbsp chopped
Pistachios - 2 tbsp chopped
Golden Raisins - 2 tbsp
Chopped Nuts - garnish
Grated Coconut - garnish

Instructions:

1) In a non-stick pan over medium heat, add 1 cup of fine suji / semolina.

2) Stirring constantly and thoroughly, roast the sooji in the pan for about 10-15 minutes until it is golden brown.

PRO TIP: Keep stirring, if you stop it might burn!

3) Transfer the toasted sooji to a small bowl and set aside.

4) In a medium saucepan, add 1 cup sugar, 2 cups water, 1 cup milk, 1/2 tsp cardamom powder, and 1 pinch of saffron.

5) Slowly bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.

PRO TIP: If you like colorful Halwa, add a few drops of food coloring & mix well!

6) Once the syrup mixture boils, remove it from the heat and set aside.

7) In a large non-stick pan, add 1/2 cup ghee and bring to temperature over medium heat.

8) Add 2 tbsp chopped almonds, 2 tbsp chopped pistachios, and 2 tbsp of chopped cashews. Saute for about 1 minute.

9) Add 2 tbsp golden raisins and stir (about 10 seconds).

10) Add 1 cup roasted Suji. Mix and saute for about 2 minutes.

11) Slowly add the sugar syup to the suji while mixing.

12) Cook for 5-7 minutes while stirring.

13) Transfer Halwa to a serving bowl.

14) Garnish with sliced almonds, pistachios, and grated coconut! Serve warm.

Ingredients

 Fine Sooji (Semolina) - 1 cup
 Ghee - 1/2 cup
 Sugar - 1 cup
 Water - 2 cups
 Milk - 1 cup
 Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
 Saffron - 1 pinch
 Cashews - 2 tbsp chopped
 Almonds - 2 tbsp chopped
 Pistachios - 2 tbsp chopped
 Golden Raisins - 2 tbsp
 Chopped Nuts - garnish
 Grated Coconut - garnish

Directions

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1) In a non-stick pan over medium heat, add 1 cup of fine suji / semolina.

2

2) Stirring constantly and thoroughly, roast the sooji in the pan for about 10-15 minutes until it is golden brown.

PRO TIP: Keep stirring, if you stop it might burn!

3

3) Transfer the toasted sooji to a small bowl and set aside.

4

4) In a medium saucepan, add 1 cup sugar, 2 cups water, 1 cup milk, 1/2 tsp cardamom powder, and 1 pinch of saffron.

5

5) Slowly bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.

PRO TIP: If you like colorful Halwa, add a few drops of food coloring & mix well!

6

6) Once the syrup mixture boils, remove it from the heat and set aside.

7

7) In a large non-stick pan, add 1/2 cup ghee and bring to temperature over medium heat.

8

8) Add 2 tbsp chopped almonds, 2 tbsp chopped pistachios, and 2 tbsp of chopped cashews. Saute for about 1 minute.

9

9) Add 2 tbsp golden raisins and stir (about 10 seconds).

10

10) Add 1 cup roasted Suji. Mix and saute for about 2 minutes.

11

11) Slowly add the sugar syup to the suji while mixing.

12

12) Cook for 5-7 minutes while stirring.

13

13) Transfer Halwa to a serving bowl.

14

14) Garnish with sliced almonds, pistachios, and grated coconut! Serve warm.

Suji (Sooji) Halwa Recipe – Creamy Suji Halwa with Milk
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