Semolina Pudding (Sooji Halwa) Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible)

1/2 cup ghee (make organic ghee at home)

1/2 cup semolina (sooji)

1/2 cup rock sugar or raw sugar, powdered

2 cups water, room temperature

2 tablespoons, raisins – optional

2 tablespoons, slivered almonds – optional

2-4 threads of saffron (kumkum or kesar), optional


1. Heat ghee in a heavy bottom broad pan at low-medium flame and add semolina to it. Roast it evenly at low-medium heat while stirring constantly to prevent burning.

2. Meanwhile heat water in a separate sauce-pan and keep it ready.

3. Once the color of semolina changes to deep brown, add the raisins and let it cook another 1 minute. Next, add the hot water while continuously stirring the mixture to avoid any lumps. Add sugar and saffron and mix it well. Cook for another 1 -2 minutes and then take off stove. Transfer it to individual serving bowls. Garnish with almonds and enjoy it hot.

Ayurvedic Tip

Avoid consuming frozen desserts and ice-creams as it hampers the digestive process and leads to various digestive issues. Eat warm and freshly prepared meals for healthy digestion.

Recipe inspired by Devi Bansal

Related: Rice Kheer (Rice Pudding) Recipe

About Preeti Gupta

Preeti Gupta is a classically trained Ayurvedic Practitioner practicing in the Bay area. She provides personalized Ayurvedic counseling sessions and monthly group wellness events that focus on balanced diet, healthy nutrition, natural detoxification, rejuvenation and disease prevention. She is passionate about using food as a medicine, and she looks forward to being part of your Ayurvedic journey soon!