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Sooji Ka Halwa | Indian Semolina Pudding

Sooji ka halwa or the Indian Semolina Pudding used to be my favorite Indian dessert while growing. So easy to make and finger licking delicious!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine north indian
Servings 5 helpings


  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 1 cup sooji (semolina, fine chiroti rawa)
  • 1 tbsp besan
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cashew nuts of any other you want
  • Pinch salt of


  • In a big bowl, heat sugar and water together till completely dissolved, the best is to make "one string sugar syrup" but it works without that also.
  • In a heavy bottom pan, heat ghee and add sooji and roast constantly stirring. When it starts to change color add besan and roast till sooji is aromatic and light brown in color.
  • At this stage, add the hot sugar syrup, be careful while doing the batter will sizzzle. Don't burn yourself.
  • Cook till water dries a bit and the halwa starts to leave ghee in the side.
  • Heat one more tablespoon of ghee and roast the nuts and raisins. Add to the halwa and serve hot.


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