Desserts · Vegetarian

Sooji Ka Halwa

sooji ka halwa 2


2 cups Sooji (Semolina) Coarse  1/2 cup Butter (Unsalted)
2/3 cup Vegetable Oil 2 cups Sugar
3  cups water 4-5 Green Elaichi ( Cardamom)
1/4 cup Blanched almond slivers (opt.)

Makes about 5-7 servings.


  1. Heat Oil and Butter on medium heat in large pan until butter melts
  2. Crack Cardamom Pods and add to pan- fry until it crackles
  3. Add in Sooji and mix well immediately
  4. Continue frying Sooji until it turns golden in color and becomes fragrant (~5-7 min)

**Important– Mix well and very frequently (almost continuously) as to avoid burning and allowing for even cooking.

  1. Remove from heat
  2. Add in sugar and mix VERY WELL for several minutes to combine sugar throughout. At this point mixture should be dry and crumbly
  3. Return to medium heat and add water
  4. Cover and let simmer for about 10 minutes until water gets almost absorbed.
  5. After about 5 minutes mix well to avoid sticking, and add almonds if using.
  6. Let Cool slightly and serve warm



  • I like my halwa dry but my husband prefers it to be a little runny, so I usually take some out for him a few minutes earlier, before the water is completely absorbed. It tastes just as delicious!
  • Turn heat off before water is completely absorbed as it will continue to cook and set as the vessel cools.



One thought on “Sooji Ka Halwa

  1. Such a perfect recpie.
    Love to follow your recpies they are so easy to follow and they come out so perfect
    Thankyou so much for making my cooking life so easy. 😍😙


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