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Sooji Halwa

Sooji Halwa


  • Semolina (Rava/ Sooji/ Farina) – 1 cup
  • Ghee/ Butter – 1/2 cup
  • Ghee – 2 tblsp + 2 tblsp (for roasting the rava and toasting the nuts)
  • Sugar – 1 cup (add more if you like it sweeter)
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Cashews/Almonds – 10 nos (sliced/chopped)
  • Raisins – 10 nos
  • Kesari colour – One pinch (You can also use red/yellow/orange food colour)
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Cardamom – 3 pods(crushed)


  • Heat 2 tblsp of ghee in a pan. Fry the nuts and raisins and keep it aside.
  • Heat up the same pan again with another 2 tblsp of ghee.
  • Fry the rava till it gives a nice auté. Remove it in another plate.
  • In the meantime, bring water to boil along with cardamom pods in a nonstick pan.
  • Once the water boils, add the rava little by little stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
  • Add the sugar, salt and kesari powder and stir again. 
  • When it starts to thicken, add half of the nuts and raisins.
  • Pour the rest of the ghee (1/2 cup)  and keep mixing for another few minutes. Add little less ghee for people on diet.
  • Mix in the roasted nuts and raisins. Switch off.