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suji ka halwa

Suji ka Halwa

This Suji (semolina) halwa is quick and delicious! Serve i tup at breakfast with some puri, or have it on it's own for a dleicious dessert!
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Pakistani
Servings 4


  • ¾ cup sugar
  • water
  • 1 cup suji (semolina)
  • 3-4 tbsp butter
  • 5-6 cardamom pods smashed
  • pistachios and almonds for garnish


  • In a small sauce pan add the water and sugar. Bring to a boil, then simmer until all the sugar has dissolved.
  • While the sugar syrup is simmering, add the butter and cardamom to a medium or large sized pan. Once the butter starts to bubble, add the suji. Mix well so the butter coats the suji, then suate on a medium low flame until the suji gets toasty and changes color. You don't want it to turn bronw, just get it to a light golden.
  • Please be careful at this step. Turn the flame off, then carefully add the simple syrup to the toasted suji, mixing using a long handled spoon or spatula. Mix until the syrup has combined with the suji. Transfer to your serving bowl and top with nuts of your choice. enjoy warm, at room temperature or chilled. Refridgerate leftovers.


Variations. If you'd like to add some color, add some safari to the syrup, or some people add a pinch of haldi or yellow to give the halwa an orange hue. 
If you like a super sweet halwa, you can add a little more sugar, but I truly think 3/4 cup is enough. 
For some extra flavor add a drop of Kewra essence. 
You can use oil for this recipe, just use a flavorless oil. You can also use a combination of oil or butter. 
Make it vegan by using coconut oil. 
Keyword Halwa, Suji