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

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suji ka halwa is a traditional Indian sweet dessert prepared with basic ingredient 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 Satyanarayana pooja.

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

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Nehas Cook Book
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
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 almond 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 separates 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 in it.


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  1. 5 stars
    Very well explained.
    Your recipes have ingredients which are present in most houses and your clear explanation makes it easy for the most inexperienced cook to make and serve fantastic dishes.


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