It's the weekend! Are you in the mood to try something with a caramel flavour, and that too Desi? Try this Makhandi Halwa! A smooth, satisfying and delicious halwa is uncomplicated to make but hits the sweet spot every time. This halwa consist of semolina, homemade desi ghee and sugar.

Makhandi Halwa is apopular sweet dish from Punjab, pakistan. It is made with Semolina, Milk , Ghee and sugar. It tastes so amazing with caramel flavours and served on a special occasions.

This hugely popular recipe of this halwa hails from North West of India Punjab, now it's Pakistan. This unique tasting halwa although prepared with the same ingredients as normal Suji ka halwa, this halwa has its own method. It shows how the method changes its tastes and textures.

Makhandi Halwa is apopular sweet dish from Punjab, pakistan. It is made with Semolina, Milk , Ghee and sugar. It tastes so amazing with caramel flavours and served on a special occasions.

Makhandi Halwa is apopular sweet dish from Punjab, pakistan. It is made with Semolina, Milk , Ghee and sugar. It tastes so amazing with caramel flavours and served on a special occasions.

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Chole Bhathure,

Makhandi Halwa is apopular sweet dish from Punjab, pakistan. It is made with Semolina, Milk , Ghee and sugar. It tastes so amazing with caramel flavours and served on a special occasions.

The halwa turned out soooo good, but was so simple to make. It was scrumptious, without needing caramel, this halwa had caramel flavour which we loved the most. You won't need any fancy ingredients for this recipe or much skills, just follow the recipe to T and you'll have this incredibly irresistible dessert to devour on any special occasion.

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Makhandi halwa, Pakistani Makhnadi halwa, Suji ka halwa
Yield: 4-6 servings



Makhandi Halwa, with a unique caramel taste and delightful dessert that is made with basic ingredients like semolina, ghee and sugar.
prep time: 2 hourcook time: 40 Mtotal time: 2 H & 40 M


  • 170g or 1 cup coarse semolina
  • 500ml or 2 cup whole milk
  • 150g or 3/4 cup ghee
  • 200g or 1 cup sugar
  • Big Pinch cardamom powder
  • 3-4 tbsp. almond and Pistachio Slivers
  • 1 tbsp. dried rose petals ( optional)



  1. In a bowl add semolina and milk, mix together and leave it aside for about two hours.
  2. Heat ghee in a nonstick kadai or heavy bottom pan, and add sugar and cardamom powder.
  3. Mix it very slowly, and let the sugar melt.
  4. Once the sugar melted you'll see caramel brown colour syrup, don't let the sugar burn otherwise halwa will taste bitter.
  5. Now carefully add the semolina mixture, and keep mixing the mixture.
  6. Cook this halwa mixture around 30-35 minutes on low heat. 
  7. As the halwa cooks it will slowly go brown and harder. 
  8. These are the signs you are cooking the halwa in the correct method. 
  9. The ghee will separate from the halwa mixture, if you want, you can take out that ghee, I left it.
  10. Once the halwa is ready, turn off the heat.
  11. Serve in a serving bowl and garnish it with almond and pistachio slivers.
  12. Enjoy warm.


This halwa best serve while it's warm.
Warm halwa oozes lots of ghee.
I took pictures while Halwa was very cold.
I have used Rose petals for only photographic purpose.
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  1. The name o fthe halwa sure compelled me tro check out this recipe right away Jagruti! I cannot wait to make it. I love caramel flavor.

    1. Thanks Sandhya! It is a unique name of the recipe isn't it? Let me know how you like it.

  2. I love your pictures! so captivating!!!!!

  3. Absolutely delicious halwa, sounds very interesting! Beautiful shots, Jagruti :)

    1. Thank you Freda! Couldn't agree more :) This halwa was so delicious.

  4. Astonishing clicks, this Makhandi halwa is simply irresistible and absolutely fabulous. Wish i get this incredible halwa from you Jags, that caramel flavor is amazing.

    1. Thanks Priya! When I heard the name of this Halwa, I was intrigued and when I saw the recipe I wanted to make it straight away :)

  5. Halwa sounds so interesting and delicious, I love to try it soon,I love the caramel flavor into this halwa..pass this full bowl over here.

    1. Thanks Jolly! Also so easy to make it too.

  6. It's been ages since I made this halwa. earlier i used to make it often, but never knew its name. We used to call it 'Doosre wala sooji ka halwa'.....Lol
    Thanks for giving a name to my doosre wala sooji ka halwa

    1. Hahahha..well now you have the name :) Thanks for your words.

  7. Lovely interesting flavours in the halwa, have never tried it but yummy recipe and the tempting clicks are telling me to try the recipe soon .

    1. Thanks Soma! Once you'll try this halwa it will be on your menu :)

  8. Never heard the name makhandi halwa. Awesome click. Your pictures tempted me to try it. Thanks for the recipe.

  9. Who can resist anything with caramel; I certainly cannot! And to add this flavour to our traditional Sheera will give me just the best kind of dessert.

  10. This is pure indulgence! Though I only make halwas in winter but your gorgeous clicks are tempting me to try this recipe soon. Most probably in Ramadan.

    1. Thanks Maria! Absolutely :) Please do let me know how your family like it.

  11. I still can't believe the ingredients used to prepare this halwa are so similar to suji halwa but totally different taste and texture...My favourite caramel flavour to the regular sheera...can't ask for more...Lovely share :)

  12. This is new to me and looks so yumm. Do pass on some Jagruti. Lovely clicks.

  13. That is such an interesting way to cook semolina halwa in caramel sauce. Love the beautiful pictures and the wonderful composition.

  14. This halwa looks so yummy, the name is bit interesting too 👌👌

  15. This looks like a different way of Sooji Halwa...I can imagine the divine taste of caramel it gives to the Halwa... definitely rich

  16. This is truly divine ! I am in love with your clicks !

  17. I am loving everything about this post. Starting from beautiful pictures to yummy looking halwa.

  18. This is totally new recipe for me.The name sounds interesting. Bookmarking this recipe Jagruti. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful and fantastic recipe.

  19. Amazing recipe. Name itself so unique and eye-catching. Would definitely love to taste and try..

  20. This is really a unique recipe. Though elaborate, the pictures prompt me to try this. Thankyou Jagruthi

  21. That's a delicious looking halwa, not heard of it. Would love to try it out. Caramel flavor is what has caught my attention.


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