Apple Halwa Cooking Recipe

Saeb aur Suji Halwa (Apple Halwa) Cooking Recipe

A comforting dish for a cold winter’s day. But as it is high in carbs and sugar, make sure you don’t have it too often! Serves 6.


  • 90g semolina (rawa/suji)
  • 200ml skimmed milk
  • 85g sugar substitute
  • ½ teaspoon ground green cardamom
  • generous pinch of saffron
  • 3 large (450g) apples, 1 pureed and 2 thinly sliced
  • 5-6 pistachio nuts, blanched and slivered

Apple Halwa Cooking Recipe

Cooking Method

  1. Dry roast the semolina, taking care that it does not get coloured. Set aside.
  2. Boil the milk with 200ml water in a deep pan. Add the sugar substitute, ground cardamom and half of the saffron.
  3. Slowly add the semolina and cook, stirring, until the mixture becomes semi-dry. Add the pureed apple and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Divide into four portions. Pack each portion tightly into a bowl, turn it upside down on to a serving plate and de-mould. Decorate with the apple slices, pistachios and the remaining saffron.

663 kj; 157 kcals; 3.3g protein; 0.9g fat; 0.1g sat fat; 36.2g carbohydrates; 24g sugar; 1.7g fibre; 20mg sodium

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