How to Make Suji Halwa - Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Suji Halwa

Suji halwa is easy to make and is compulsory in almost every household. It is also perfect for all ages as it is easy on the tummy. Introduce your baby to a dessert this Diwali with our quick and easy Suji Halwa recipe. Let us know how it turned out in the comments section.
Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People 10-15 Minutes 20-25 Minutes


  • 1 cup sooji/semolina/rawa
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom, crushed
  • 1/2 tbsp raisins
  • 10-12 cashew nuts, halved


Step 1

In a pan, heat ghee. Add cashews and raisins and roast until they turns golden brown. Take care not to burn raisins, keep aside.

Step 2

In the same pan, add semolina and roast on a low to medium flame until it gets browned and starts emitting an aroma.

Step 3

Meanwhile in a small pan or pot bring water to boil. Drop the semolina into the boiling water little by little slowly while continuously stirring. Stirring ensures there are no lumps.

Step 4

Add water and sugar to semolina and mix together. Keep stirring until the sugar dissolves and water is absorbed fully by the rava.

Step 5

Next, add roasted cardamom powder, raisins, cashews and mix well. Stir for another 1-2 minutes or until halwa becomes completely dry. Remove from heat.

Step 6

You can serve this sheera hot, warm or even at room temperature.

Nutritional Information

Calories 220 K cal
Proteins 31.0 g
Fats 16.5 g
Carbohydrates  35.2 g
Cholesterol 38 mg
Sodium 453 mg
Potassium 24 mg
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