Suzi Halwa | Semolina Pudding

Today is the ninth day of Navratri and also an auspicious occasion of Ram Navmi the birth of Lord Rama in Hindu religion. The ninth day of Navratri is celebrated with the sweetness of suzi halwa, chana and puri prashad.
After fasting for eight days it is opened by offering prashad to nine girls often called Kanya Pujan, thus also marks the importance of feminine in the form of deity. The preparation is started early in the morning, after that a long wait for girls, because today is their day and own importance in the ritual.
Yes, it is a very special day to get blessings from these little angels. We used to open our fast with the serving of this Prashad.


Suzi Halwa
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

A rich and tasty semolina dessert made during festivals.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 People
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 1 1/2 cups semolina/suzi/rava
  • 1/2 cup sugar or as per taste
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 green cardamom, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon nuts, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coconut, desiccated
  • 1 cup clarified butter
  1. Heat clarified butter in a wide, open mouthed work. Add semolina and keeping the heat low, roast it for 10-15 minutes till its colour changes from white to light brown.
  2. Add chopped nuts and stir for 1 minute. Remember to keep low heat.
  3. In another pan add 4 cups water and crushed cardamoms, boil it and add sugar, as the sugar melts turn off the stove.

  4. Add this hot water to the roasted semolina, you can hear a splash and bubbling, just be careful.
  5. Cook it till water absorbs in the semolina and ghee comes out from the edges.
  6. Add desiccated coconut over the top. Serve hot with Chana and Poori.
Recipe Notes

You may use oil instead of ghee.


39 comments on “Suzi Halwa | Semolina Pudding”

  1. Shweta says:

    oh my!…amazing clicks…mouth watering

  2. Woow tempting sweet. Lovely clicks

  3. Nilu A says:

    Amazing halwa Sapana… Mouthwatering 🙂

  4. Ramnavmi ki bahut bahut subhkamnayien. Halwa bahut hi swadisht pratit hota hai. Sushmita

    1. Apko bhi bahut Badhaiyan .. Halwa sahi me swadisht hai..Thanks!

  5. Meena B says:

    wow look at that halwa


  6. yummy and delicious halwa. wonderful clicks sapna…

  7. Yum, tantalising and its what I love, the flavors and fragrances. Perfectly made and awesomely tempting.

    1. That's so sweet of you !

  8. PT says:

    there is something special in the aroma of suji halwa.. mindblowing 🙂

  9. Reni says:

    very tempting Halwa !

  10. Amarendra says:

    Thank you for following my blog. Even you have got a wonderful blog. Loved your wonderful clicks also. Glad to follow you back. All d best!!!

    1. Pleasure is mine ! Thanks dear!

  11. Happy Ramanavami wishes to you and your family,Divine Halwa looks delicious.

  12. Halwa looks so delicious.. Nice step by step clicks too.. thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

  13. Mouthwatering sooji halwa. Your clicks tempt me dear.

    today's post:

  14. Sooji halwa looks delicious.

  15. Revathi says:

    Looks so delicious….yummy one

  16. Indu says:

    I made suji halwa a long time back, and forgot how i did it….Thanks for sharing the recipe….love the presentation..

  17. Indu says:

    Following you….

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