Suji halwa (aromatic semolina pudding)

Suji halwa (aromatic semolina pudding)

By Shahnaz Ahsan
A perfect dessert during Ramadan, but also an indulgent breakfast for when fasting ends: the fragrance of cardamom and ghee often wafts through the home on Eid morning, making everything smell festive. You can make this dish in varying consistencies as you prefer, a bit like polenta – from buttery-smooth and porridge-like, to slightly firmer with a little bite. Both are delicious

  • Vegetarian

  • Serves4
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare5 mins
  • Cook25 mins
  • Total time30 mins


  • 50g ghee
  • 75g sultanas
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 150g semolina
  • 100g granulated sugar
  • 200ml whole milk
  • 2 tbsp toasted flaked almonds, to serve
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut, toasted, to serve