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suji ka halwa recipe | sooji halwa for Mahaprasad | sheera recipe

Suji ka halwa is a traditional Indian sweet dessert prepared with basic ingredients like semolina, ghee and sugar. It is topped with dry fruits like chopped cashews and almonds which gives a crunchy effect to it. It is generally prepared as an offering or Prasad for satyanaraya pooja.

Suji ka halwa is an extremely simple recipe. I share the perfect ingredient ratio and a few no-fail tips help you to make the perfect halwa or sheera on the first attempt.

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Suji ka halwa recipe | sooji halwa for Mahaprasad | sheera recipe

Author Nehas Cook Book
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Indian sweets
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 servings


  • ½ cup sooji - rava or semolina (fine verity)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup ghee
  • 1 +1/2 cup water
  • ¼ tsp cardamom seeds powder
  • 2 tbsp saffron water
  • 2 tbsp Chopped cashews - almonds and pistachio


  • Boil 1.5 cup water in a small pan.
  • Then, in another pan add ghee and chopped dry fruits. Roast it slightly and keep it aside.
  • Now, add sooji and roast it on medium flame.
  • Keep stirring and roasting till it gets a slight brown color. After 5-7 minutes you will get the nice toasty aroma of sooji and ghee separated from it.
  • Now add warm water slowly. Cook with stirring continuously till water is absorbed. This will be done very quickly.
  • Now add sugar and mix well.
  • Cook till again it gets thick.
  • Then add cardamom powder, saffron milk and roasted dry fruits in it. Mix well.
  • Ghee will start to ooze out and sheera starts to leave the sides of the pan. Then turn off the stove heat.


  • Take a fine variety of semolina ( rava).
  • The proportion of sooji, ghee and sugar should be equal.
  • Take water proportion 3 times more than sooji.
  • sooji will puff up and become soft when warm water is added to it.
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