Sooji Halwa Recipe – Indian Dessert [Video]

Sooji Halwa is one of the oldest and most famous form of halwa. It is popularly known as Navratri halwa as well. Try this sooji halwa recipe and fall in love.

Written by Maahi Gupta
  Maahi Gupta    Updated 15 Nov, 17


Sooji Halwa has something in it that somehow everybody likes it. It is also very much liked in south India along with North. South Indians call it Kesari Baath and we call it simply Sooji Halwa.

It is quite popular due to its monopoly on the occasion of Navratri as a prasad for Maa Durga. It tastes great and is an anytime sweet snack.

Sooji Halwa is the best companion for Poori. Have you ever tried eating Poori only with Halwa? If not, then you should definitely give it a try and chances are you will never need an Aloo Sabzi with poori again!

Sooji Halwa Recipe In Words

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Yield: 1 Bowl of Sooji Halwa (good for 4 people)


  1. 1 Cup (Our 1 Cup = 240 ML) Semolina (Suji)
  2. 1 Cup (Our 1 Cup = 240 ML) Pure Ghee (Desi Ghee).
  3. 3/4 Cup (Our 1 Cup = 240 ML) OR 1 Cup Sugar(as per taste)
  4. 6 Cup (Our 1 Cup = 240 ML) Water
  5. 1 Tbsp Raisins
  6. 1 Tbsp Almonds (Sliced in small pieces)
Sooji Halwa

Sooji Halwa


  1. Take a pan and add Pure ghee and heat it on high flame. Let it melt.
  2. Once ghee melts, add Sooji (Semolina) and Mix well.
  3. Turn stove on medium flame. Let Sooji roast on medium flame until it turns golden brown. Keep stirring to avoid burns.
  4. We can prepare sugar syrup till Sooji gets roasted. Take another pan and add water. We need to boil this water. So, turn the stove on high flame and bring it to a boil.
  5. On first boil, add sugar and mix well. Turn off the stove and keep this Sugar syrup aside.
  6. Once sooji turns golden brown, add raisins and almonds. Mix well.
  7. Add sugar syrup and mix well. You might see some lumps in the Sooji after you have added Sugar syrup. Mix well with spatula to remove all these lumps.
  8. Let it cook until the water dries up.
  9. Once water has dried, Sooji Halwa is ready to serve hot. Enjoy!!!
Sooji Halwa Poori

Sooji Halwa Poori


Written by Maahi Gupta
  Maahi Gupta  
Mother. Cook. Vegetarian. Passionate Indian Food Eater. inHouseRecipes Chef. Photo Editor.