Suji halwa sweetened with jaggery

suji halwa made with jaggery

This simple dessert can be prepared in less that 15 minutes and tastes best when eaten piping hot just after it is freshly prepared. I’ve replaced refined sugar with organic jaggery. It’s the perfect comfort food on a rainy day when you’re craving something warm and wholesome.


Suji: 1 cup

Jaggery 1.5 cups

Ghee: 2 tablespoons

Almonds, raisins, pistachios: 4 – 5 each

Water: 2 – 3 cups


1] Heat ghee in a pan. Add the suji or semolina and roast till it turns slightly brown. Be careful to not burn the semolina.

2] While the semolina is roasting, boil 2 – 3 cups water. Add the jaggery to it and let it dissolve.

3] Once the semolina has roasted and slightly browned, lower the flame and add the heated water to it. Be careful as the mixture splutters once water is added.

4] Mix well and let it cook for few minutes till it dries to a consistency you want.

5] Garnish with nuts.

Tip: If you’re looking for a porridge like consistency add 3 – 4 cups water to 1 cup semolina. If you want a dry consistency, add 2 cups water for 1 cup semolina.

Grazilia Almeida-Khatri
Dr Grazilia Almeida-Khatri is a homoeopath, expert yoga teacher and a wellness coach. She endorses yoga as a way of life and conducts yoga retreats for individuals and corporates. She is also trained in Pilates by Michael King, who is based in the UK. Dr Grazilia is a practitioner of the Body Mirror System of healing as taught by Sir Martin Brofman. She lives in Mumbai and offers consultations in person and also on Skype.


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