Suji Ka Halwa
Suji Ka Halwa
5 from 26 votes
This suji ka halwa recipe is a quick and easy semolina dessert. Sweet, luscious, and simple to make, this Indian dessert recipe is perfect for Eid and special occasions. A delicious pudding that can be whipped up for a quick treat or a fancy dinner party.
Suji Ka Halwa

Imagine a warm, fragrant dish that not only tantalizes your taste buds but also fills your home with the comforting aroma of spices. That’s exactly what you’ll get with this timeless classic – Suji Halwa.

Originating from the heart of Indian cuisine, Suji Halwa has been cherished for generations, known for its simplicity, yet richness in flavor.

As a young home cook, diving into the world of Suji Halwa is both exciting and rewarding. Despite its humble ingredients, mastering the art of making Suji Halwa requires patience and attention to detail.

Expert Tip: Experiment with different spices like saffron or cinnamon to customize the flavor profile of your Suji Halwa.


Butter: Butter adds richness and a velvety texture to the Suji Halwa, enhancing its overall flavor profile.

Semolina (Suji): Semolina, when cooked properly, lends a delightful grainy texture and nutty flavor to the halwa.

Green Cardamoms: These aromatic pods infuse the halwa with a distinct, warm flavor, elevating its taste to another level.

Sugar: Sweetness is essential to balance out the spices and enhance the overall indulgence of the Suji Halwa.

Raisins, Pistachios, Almonds: These optional garnishes not only add visual appeal but also provide contrasting textures and pops of flavor, making each bite a delightful experience.

Expert Tip: For a richer flavor, toast the semolina in the butter until lightly golden before adding other ingredients.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve Suji Halwa warm in traditional Indian-style bowls for an authentic experience.
  • Garnish with a generous sprinkle of chopped pistachios, almonds, and raisins for added texture and flavor.
  • Pair with a hot cup of masala chai or creamy almond milk for a cozy, comforting treat.
  • Suji Halwa also makes a delightful dessert option for festive occasions or family gatherings.

Expert Tip: Keep a close eye on the semolina while cooking to prevent it from burning. Stir constantly for even cooking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use ghee instead of butter?

Yes, you can substitute ghee for butter for a more traditional flavor.

How do I store leftover Suji Halwa?

Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.

Can I adjust the sweetness of the halwa?

Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the amount of sugar according to your taste preferences.

What if I don’t have cardamom pods?

You can use ground cardamom as a substitute. Start with a small amount and adjust to taste.

Can I add other nuts or dried fruits to the halwa?

Certainly! Get creative and customize your Suji Halwa with your favorite nuts and dried fruits for a unique twist.

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Suji Ka Halwa

Suji Ka Halwa

by Nabeela Kauser
This suji ka halwa recipe is a quick and easy semolina dessert. Sweet, luscious, and simple to make, this Indian dessert recipe is perfect for Eid and special occasions.
5 from 26 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 6
Calories 432 kcal


  • 150 g Butter
  • 200 g Semolina Suji
  • 4 Green Cardamoms
  • 200 g Sugar
  • 1 litre Water
  • Raisins
  • Pistachios
  • Almonds


  • Add the butter into a pan and allow to melt completely on low heat
  • Split the cardamom pods in half and add into the pan then sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant
  • Add the semolina and cook for 8-10 minutes on medium heat, stirring constantly to ensure that it doesn’t burn
  • Add the sugar and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the water then cook for 8-10 minutes until thickened to your personal preference
  • Serve warm and enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 432kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 5gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 170mgPotassium: 84mgFibre: 2gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 625IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Dessert, Eid, Food, Halwa, Indian Desserts, Ramadan, Recipe, Suji
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Latest comments (9)

Nabeela Kauser

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You’re very welcome! If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to let me know.

Nabeela Kauser

5 stars
Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m glad that you found the halwa recipe post to be great. I appreciate you taking the time to read it and leaving your feedback.

Nabeela Kauser

5 stars
That’s wonderful to hear! Hope it turns out just as great when you give it a try.

Just like mama used to make. My Spanish mum learnt to cook this for my Pakistani dad from my aunt. Sadly, they have both passed away.
Today I made it with for my sister and family. Sis said it was just like mum’s. Perfect 🌹

Nabeela Kauser

5 stars
Thank you for sharing your personal story and experience with my recipe. I’m so honoured that my recipe was able to bring back some fond memories of your parents and aunt, and that it was able to bring your family together in this way. I’m thrilled to hear that the dish turned out just like your mum’s, and that it was enjoyed by all. It’s always wonderful to hear that a recipe can bring some comfort and joy to someone’s day. Thank you for trying out the recipe and sharing your feedback, it means a lot to me. Wishing you all the best!

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