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Sheera / Sooji Halwa

Sheera/sooji halwa/semolina pudding – an easy to make sweet dish that is ready in minutes. This dish is made with just three main ingredients – semolina, jaggery (or sugar) and ghee or clarified butter.
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 1 cup semolina (sooji/rava)
  • ½ cup jaggery (you may replace this with ¾ cup sugar)
  • ½ cup ghee
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • 2-3 tbsp cashew
  • 2-3 tbsp raisins
  • A few strands saffron
  • 3 cups water (hot)


  • Heat a thick bottom pan and add 1 tbsp ghee. Fry cashew and raisins until golden and set aside
  • In the same pan, add the remaining ghee. Add semolina and fry on low flame until it is aromatic and golden (approximately 9-10 minutes)
  • Meanwhile, add saffron to water and bring it to boil. Turn off the flame once it boils
  • Once the semolina is roasted well, add hot water and keep stirring so that no lumps are formed. Cook until all the water is absorbed, approximately 2-3 minutes
  • Add jaggery or sugar and mix well. Cook for a minute or two until all the excess moisture dries up and the sheera comes together
  • Add cardamom powder, cashew, and raisin and mix well
  • Serve warm
Nutrition Facts
Sheera / Sooji Halwa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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