Sooji ka Halwa Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Sooji Halwa / Semolina Pudding

Call it Sooji ka Halwa“, “Sheera”, “Semolina Pudding”, “Navratri Prasad Halwa”, “Ashtami prasad”, “Jaagran Prasad”, it is one and same thing. Grew up seeing my mom making it every time as Navratri prasad, or as a yummy dessert. When I tried to make same Sooji ka Halwa, in my first attempt, I ended up making a disaster. After a couple of attempts I got the trick on how make perfect sooji halwa, perfectly roasted semolina / sooji, just the right amount of water, sugar and other ingredients. I am hoping that the below “step by step recipe of Sooji Halwa” will help you master the “art of halwa making” as much as I know.

Sooji Halwa Recipe | Your Food Fantasy by Meenu Gupta

Sooji Halwa Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

This sooji halwa is same halwa which is made during Navratri as prasad on “Ashtami” or “Navmi”. Navratri can never be complete without this Sooji Halwa.

Sooji Halwa Recipe |

Sooji Ka Halwa | Semolina Pudding

Best sooji (semolina) halwa, eat it as dessert or make it as prasad for Navratri, ready in less than 30 mins.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 Portions
Calories 784 kcal


  • 1 Cup Semolina (Sooji)
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Gram flour / Besan
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoon Sugar Yes, Sugar is two times
  • 2/3 Cup Ghee / Clarified Butter
  • 3.5 Cups Water
  • 1/4 Cup Cashews
  • 1/4 Cup Raisins
  • 2 Tablespoon Desiccated coconut
  • 1 Teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • Few Strands Saffron
  • 4 Tablespoon Milk Luke Warm


  • Chop cashews and soak the saffron strands in lukewarm milk. Add sugar to the water in a pan and put it for boiling, stirring occasionally. Once it gets first boil, switch off the flame.
    Ingredients for Sooji Halwa | Your Food Fantasy
  • Heat ghee / butter in a pan over low-medium heat and roast the semolina for 7-8 minutes stirring continuously.
    Adding Semolina - Sooji | Sooji Ka Halwa Recipe |
  • Add gram flour and wheat flour now and roast again for 5 minutes. Add cashews.
    Adding Chopped Nuts | Sooji Ka Halwa Recipe |
  • Keeping the flame to the lowest, slowly add sugar syrup to roasted semolina stirring continuously so that no lumps forms. Add all the syrup and mix it well. Add saffron soaked milk and stir. Increase the flame to medium now and stir it continuously as it will start thickening.
    Adding Saffron Milk | Sooji Ka Halwa Recipe |
  • After 5 minutes, add raisins and mix them.
    Thicking of Sooji Halwa | Sooji Ka Halwa Recipe |
  • Once it reaches your desired consistency, add Cardamom powder and desiccated coconut. Mix them properly and switch off the flame.
    How to make Sooji ka Halwa at home | Your Food Fantasy
  • Serve hot and enjoy your “Sooji Halwa”.
    Sooji Ka Halwa |



  • Adding desiccated coconut is optional. You can skip adding it. Similarly you can add dry-fruits of your choice like Almonds, Chironji, and Pistachios.
  • Always keep on stirring the halwa while adding sugar water, and keep on lowest flame as it bubbles up, be careful else you can end up getting hot drops on your hands.
  • Keep in mind the consistency you want for your halwa, as it always thickens when gets little cold.
  • You can always adjust the amount of sugar depending upon your taste. Here, in U.K.  we get granulated sugar which is very fine, so have given the measurement based on that in the recipe above.


Nutrition Facts
Sooji Ka Halwa | Semolina Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 784 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 16mg1%
Potassium 262mg7%
Carbohydrates 105g35%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 58g64%
Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword gluten free, Halwa, Sooji Halwa, Vegetarian
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You may also like to try other halwa recipes like Almond Halwa, Aloo / Potato Halwa, Moong Dal Halwa, or ever famous Gajar / Carrot Halwa.


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