Gajar Sooji Halwa (Carrot Semolina Halwa)

Another delicacy from the Master Chef of my mom-in-law. In my household, Carrot halwa garners mixed reaction, Semolina halwa garners mixed reaction but when the two are combined it becomes something else and gets a super “like” from everyone πŸ™‚ Don’t take my word for it. Just try it to know the taste πŸ™‚

Serving: 8-10 people

1 Cup Β Semolina (Sooji)
1 Cup Sugar
4 Cup Water
3/4 Cup Clarified butter (Ghee)
1 tsp Cardamom powder

1/2 Cup grated Carrots
1/4 cup Sugar

2 tbsp Raisins
2 tbsp Cashenuts – Slit vertically


  • Roast Cashews in 1 tsp ghee and set aside.
  • Heat a wok or heavy bottomed vessel. Add Carrots and 1/4 cup Sugar. Cook, uncovered, in low heat for about 20 minutes.
  • Heat a wok. Add ghee. Add Semolina. Roast in low heat for some 30 minutes till Semolina is brown and it releases the ghee. Mean while prepare the Sugar syrup.
  • Boil Water. Add Sugar and Cardamom powder. Stir in between dissolve sugar.
  • Now add cooked Carrots to Semolina and cook for another 5 minutes for the flavours to blend.
  • Now add the boiling Sugar syrup. Add Raisins. Turn up the heat and keep stirring till the Halwa is a little thinner than the desired consistency. Turn off the heat. The Halwa will tend to thicken a bit as it cools down a bit.
  • Garnish with roasted Cashews and serve hot!
9 Responses to “Gajar Sooji Halwa (Carrot Semolina Halwa)”
  1. SinFoodie says:

    Super duper Like !!! can't wait to make this πŸ™‚

  2. CinnamonNChillies says:

    Thank you dear πŸ™‚

  3. Chitra says:

    hi, first time here, u have a cute space.this halwa looks delish. never added sooji with carrot. will try πŸ™‚

  4. CinnamonNChillies says:

    Welcome Chitra!! Its nice to have u here πŸ™‚

  5. Now Serving says:

    ooh I so miss the red gajars you get in Delhi and how superb they taste – Lovely Halwa! Cheers, Priya

  6. CinnamonNChillies says:

    Thank you Priya. And a warm welcome to my site πŸ™‚

  7. Arundhuti says:

    Nice way to combine both suji and carrots….halwa am sure tastes great!

  8. Nitu says:

    Just now i made it, it taste's grate thanks for the receipe

  9. CinnamonNChillies says:

    Hi so glad it worked for u πŸ™‚ Thanks for letting me know.

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