Sheera - Sooji - Suji ka halwa Recipe

Cream of Wheat - Semolina Pudding Recipe

This Sheera recipe or sooji ka halwa is a popular sweet dish in India. It is made all over india. In the south as well as north indian states.

Sooji ka halwa is made for breakfast or as a snack or as a side dish with a main meal. In Maharashtra and Karnataka, it is distributed to the devotees as a 'Satyanarayana Prasad', after the Satyanarayana Pooja. At that time Banana is also added to it.

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How to Make Sheera - Sooji ka halwa?

Ingredients for making sheera - shira - Sooji halwa:

  • Semolina (sooji / rava / cream of wheat) - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup or a little more.
  • Water + milk - 2 cups
  • Ghee - 1/4 cup
  • Cashew nuts -4-5 chopped finely
  • Raisins - 10
  • Cardamom powder - 1 1/2 teaspoon.

Cooking method to make sooji ka halwa:

  1. Heat a deep thick bottomed pan. Add ghee and semolina.
  2. Roast till semolina starts giving a nice aroma. It will take about 7-8 minutes. But do not let it become brown.
  3. Add 2 cups water. Stir well and let cook covered on low fire for a few minutes.
  4. Remove lid and add sugar. Mix well and let cook some more. The sugar will be dissolve and mixture will become a little watery.
  5. Continue cooking covered for about 4-5 minutes.Stir once in between.
  6. Add cashew nuts, cardamom powder.Mix.
  7. Cover and cook for a 2 minutes.

Sooji Halva is ready to serve.


  • Add banana, mango, apple or pineapple as a variation. If using fresh fruit or canned one, add it in the end after you take sheera off fire. Mix well.
  • You may omit the cardamom powder when you add fruit if you wish but you don't have to.
  • Add milk instead of water if you wish. Or you can use half milk and half water. Milk makes it more tasty.
  • If you are a vegan, use only water. Instead of ghee, use oil.
  • To reduce time, heat water while you are roasting rava/semolina and add this hot water to roasted. Cooking will be done fast.

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