Suji ka Halwa Recipe


  • 1 cup semolina (suji)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (such as almonds, cashews, and pistachios)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • A pinch of saffron strands (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon raisins (optional)



  1. Heat the ghee in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the semolina to the pan and roast it until it turns golden brown and gives off a nutty aroma. Stir continuously to avoid burning.
  3. In a separate saucepan, bring water to a boil. Dissolve the sugar in the boiling water to make a syrup. Keep the syrup warm.
  4. Slowly pour the warm sugar syrup into the roasted semolina while stirring continuously. Be careful as it may splutter.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and continue stirring the mixture until the semolina absorbs the syrup and starts to thicken.
  6. Add the cardamom powder, saffron strands (if using), and chopped nuts to the pan. Mix well to distribute the flavors evenly.
  7. Cover the pan with a lid and let the halwa cook for a few minutes on low heat. This allows the flavors to meld together.
  8. Remove the lid and give the halwa a final stir. If desired, sprinkle raisins on top for added sweetness and texture.
  9. Turn off the heat and let the halwa rest for a few minutes before serving.
  10. Serve the Suji ka Halwa warm in bowls or small dessert dishes. Garnish with additional chopped nuts, if desired.
  11. Enjoy the delightful and aromatic Suji ka Halwa as a sweet treat or as a part of a festive meal.

You can adjust the sugar quantity according to your preference for sweetness. Also, feel free to add more or fewer nuts, depending on your personal taste.

Enjoy the rich and flavorful Suji ka Halwa, a traditional Pakistani dessert that is loved for its sweet and comforting taste!

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