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Sooji kheer or Rava kheer recipe with step by step photos – a quick, easy and tasty kheer made with semolina or rava.

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Here’s another easy dessert recipe for the festive occassion of Diwali. Like I had mentioned in my Paneer kheer post, that I will be adding some quick and easy Diwali sweets recipes.

The sooji kheer recipe gets done in about 20 minutes and is so simple that even a newbie can make it easily. I usually make this kheer like the way I make Seviyan kheer.

This semolina pudding is easily digestible and works good even as a baby food, if you don’t add chopped dry fruits. instead just add ground dry fruits powder.

I keep the consistency of sooji kheer a bit thin and not thick like a porridge. But if you like a slightly thick porridge consistency, then do simmer for more time. In this case add less sugar than what is mentioned in the recipe. While making kheer, at times, I add some extra ghee. However you can reduce the the amount of ghee.

The rava kheer also works extremely good as an after dinner dessert. You can serve the sooji kheer hot, warm or chilled.

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Sooji Kheer

4.72 from 7 votes
Sooji ki kheer is a quick, tasty and easy to prepare semolina pudding.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Cuisine North Indian
Course: Desserts, Sweets

Servings 4 to 5


  • 3 tablespoon sooji (rava or semolina)
  • 3 cups milk or 750 ml milk
  • 4 green cardamoms - crushed to a powder in a mortar-pestle or small grinder, or ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 2 tablespoon cashews
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 1 tablespoon chironji (charoli) - optional
  • 4 to 4.5 tablespoon sugar or add as required
  • 1 pinch edible camphor (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cow's ghee - reduce the amount of ghee to ½ or ¼ tablespoon if you prefer


  • Heat ghee in a pan. Then add cashews and saute for about a minute on a low flame.
  • Add sooji and fry till the sooji becomes fragrant.
  • Stir continuously so that the sooji gets fried evenly. This takes about 3 to 4 minutes on a low flame. The cashews would also become golden by then.
  • Add milk and stir.
  • Add sugar. If using edible camphor, add now.
  • Stir and bring the kheer to a gentle simmer. You can thicken the kheer more if you prefer.
  • Lastly add cardamom powder, raisins and seeds.
  • Stir the kheer and switch off the flame.
  • Serve sooji kheer hot or warm or refrigerate. You can also have the kheer with pooris.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Nutrition Facts
Sooji Kheer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 91mg4%
Potassium 331mg9%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 141g588%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 405IU8%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 279mg28%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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How to make sooji kheer recipe

1. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a thick bottomed pan or sauce pan.

heat ghee to make sooji kheer recipe

2. Add 2 tbsp cashews/kaju and fry them in the ghee for about 1 minute on a low flame.

frying cashews - making sooji kheer recipe

3. Add 3 tbsp sooji (rava or semolina).

sauting sooji for rava kheer recipe

4. Saute and stir continuously.

sauting rava to make rava kheer recipe

5.  the sooji would start to release its aroma. You will also see ghee separating from the sooji. Takes about 3 to 4 mins on low flame. Stir continuously so that the sooji gets fried evenly. the cashews would also become golden by then.

sauting sooji to make sooji kheer recipe

6. add 3 cups milk (750 ml) and stir.

adding milk to sooji kheer recipe

7. add 4 to 4.5 tbsp sugar and stir again. If using edible camphor, add now. I generally add edible camphor, when I am offering the sweet as bhog or naivedyam to our beloved deities.

add sugar to make sooji kheer recipe

8. stir and bring the sooji kheer to a gentle simmer.

simmer - sooji kheer recipe

9. lastly add ¼ tsp cardamom powder (4 cardamoms crushed to a powder in a mortar-pestle ), 1 tbsp raisins/kishmish and 1 tbsp chironji/charoli (optional).

add cardamom to sooji kheer recipe

10. Stir the kheer and switch off the flame.

stir - sooji kheer recipe

11. Serve sooji kheer hot or warm or refrigerate & then serve chilled. You can also have it with pooris. For more delicious sooji recipes, you can check this collection of 25 rava recipes.

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