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Sooji Halwa/Rava/Semolina Halwa

This is an easy Indian Dessert which is made during festival days.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Author: Lathiya


  • 1/2 cup Sooji/Rava/Semolina
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsn Beetroot extract See notes
  • 1 1/4 cup Water
  • Salt a pinch
  • 3 tbsn Ghee/Clarified Butter
  • Cashews&Raisins As required


  • In a pot take water and sugar.Heat it till the sugar dissolves , add a pinch of salt and beetroot extract.
  • Let it stay in the lower flame.
  • Take a wide heavy bottomed pan.
  • Add a tbsn of ghee and roast cashews and raisins.
  • When cashews turn golden,remove them in a plate.
  • In the same pan,add Sooji/Rava.
  • Roast in a medium flame till nice aroma arises and sooji turns color to light golden.
  • Add the sugar syrup slowly to roasted sooji while stirring continuosly. BE CAREFUL,THE SOOJI SPLATTERS.
  • Cover and cook for a minute.
  • When the water evaporates and sooji gets cooked,add roasted cashews and raisins.
  • Add remaining ghee 1 tbsn at a time and mix thoroughly.
  • The halwa comes clean without sticking to the sides.
  • Halwa is ready to serve.Remove to a bowl.
    Serve warm.


  1. Beetroot extract is extracted by grating the beetroot and squeezing.
  2. The sugar was perfect.Adjust it as per your requirements.
  3. You can increase or avoid the beetroot extract if you want.
  4. The Sooji and Water  ratio is usually 1:2.But still depends on the quality of Sooji.
  5. Always use fine sooji for this dish.