Instant healthy Suji / Rava Halwa

If you are looking for a hearty and homemade sweet dish, look no further than Suji Halwa! This sweet dish is one of the best offerings of Indian Cuisine for the sweet tooth and novice chef alike. With the younger generation being more health-conscious, Served as a standalone dish in various gatherings, this dessert is loved all over India and other parts of the subcontinent. It is known by various names such as Sheera in Maharashtra, Mohan Bhog in various parts of the country, and in parts of South India, it is called as Sajjige. The Suji Halwa ingredients primarily consist of suji/rava (semolina), a sumptuous dollop of ghee, jaggery powder, and water with a touch of fennel seeds. Since suji has a raw taste, one must roast it while preparing the dish. This halwa is a perfect snack or dessert for all age groups regardless of the occasion. It can also be served to kids when they come back from school or to satiate cravings for a sweet dish after dinner. Easy to make, religious functions, and even birthday parties. Anytime your sweet tooth has a craving, look no further than this Suji Ka Halwa recipe!

Nutrition Info. (per serving)



  1. Heat ⅓ cup ghee in a kadai or a thick bottomed pan. Keep the heat to a low or medium-low. Use a heavy pan or else there is a risk of the suji getting burnt.
  2. When the ghee is getting heated, Add 1 cup suji (rava or semolina). Use a fine variety of suji and not the coarser variety.
  3. Mix very well and start roasting the suji. Also add 2 spoon sugar.
  4.  Keep on stirring the suji so that the grains do not stick to the pan and are roasted evenly.
  5. Roast suji till you can see the ghee getting separated, Roasting suji takes approx 7 to 8 minutes on a low heat. This step is important because if suji is not roasted well then you will not get the perfect texture in the halwa. There will be a slight raw taste in the halwa.

  6. When the suji is fried well, then add 1 teaspoon Haldivita powder.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Once all the water is absorbed, you will notice the change in the texture. All the water should be absorbed and the halwa will leave the sides of the pan.
  9. Serve suji ka halwa hot or warm or at the room temperature. Leftover suji halwa can be refrigerated. Before serving warm in a small pan or in a microwave.
  10. Suji ka halwa or Sheera is usually served as a sweet snack. You can serve it after a meal. It can be paired with poori too or served as a dessert.

Health Benefits

This halwa can be healthy if it’s cooked with Haldivita, which does not change the texture, taste, aroma, and presentation. Satiating your sweet cravings without counting the calories, the Suji Halwa’s nutritional value should not be overlooked, as suji is rich in iron, vitamins B and E. The important nutritional fact is that this dish contains healthy amounts of calcium and zinc that help in boosting bone health and immunity. For diabetic patients, this is a perfect dish as it has a low glycemic index, sodium, and cholesterol levels. A nice bowl of nourishing Suji Halwa contains 620 calories of which are 12 grams of protein, 17 grams of fat, and 9 grams of fiber. You can gorge on this awesome dessert without any guilt pangs.

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