Suji ka halwa or rava sheera or ravyacha shira is an indian sweet dish, served as dessert or as offering to gods.
Prepare time: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Serves: 2 Persons


For Samolina Halwa

  • ½ cup rava / semolina / suji
  • 1½ cup water
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup ghree / clarified butter
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder

For Roasting and Garnishing

  • 2 tbsp ghree / clarified butter
  • 2 tbsp almond and cashew 
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom powder


  1. Firstly, in a pan add 2 tbsp ghee and roast 7 cashew, 2 tbsp raisins on low flame.
  2. Once it turns golden brown, keep aside.
  3. In the remaining ghee add ½ cup rava/semolina and roast for 5 minutes on low flame. keep aside.
  4. In a large kadai get 1½ cup water to a rolling boil.
  5. Add roasted rava slowly, stirring continuously.
  6. The rava will absorb all the water and turn a lump-free mixture.
  7. Now add ½ cup sugar and continue to stir. 
  8. Sugar dissolves completely and gets absorbed by rava.
  9. Further add ¼ cup ghee and 3 drops of yellow food color. Adding food color is completely optional.
  10. Now mix well making sure everything is well combined.
  11. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes making sure the rava is cooked completely.
  12. Further add roasted cashew, raisins and ½ tsp cardamom powder.
  13. Mix well making sure everything is well combined.

Note: Coconut sugar will give a little bitter and caramelized taste, white sugar can be an alternative.

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