Sheera served in a colorful bowl

Sheera / Suji Halwa (Semolina Pudding)

Crumbly, sweet, and delicious - that's how you would describe Sheera also known as Suji ka halwa. Learn to make this simple and traditional dessert in less than 30 minutes.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Semolina pudding, Sooji halwa
Method Stovetop
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 556kcal
Author Anushree Shetty


  • 3/4 cup ghee
  • 1/4 cup dry fruits halved cashews, almonds, raisins
  • 1.5 cups fine semolina suji
  • 2 cups milk or water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom seeds ground


  • Fry dry fruits: In a wok or kadhai, add ghee over medium heat and once it is hot, fry the dry fruits till they are golden brown.
  • Roast sooji: Add sooji and roast it for about 10-12 minutes till it is evenly brown and fragrant.
  • Boil milk/water: In a saucepan, add water or milk and let it come to a boil.
  • Add milk/water: Carefully pour the water into the sooji mixture and stir it in. Let the halwa cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Add sugar: Add sugar along with cardamom and continue to cook till the sugar has melted and absorbed.
  • Serve hot.


  1. Use fine semolina for best results.
  2. You can substitute milk with water for increased shelf life
  3. Tastes great the next day as well. Store in the refrigerator for not more than 2-3 days.


Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 2.2mg