Deliciously Simple Orange flavored Semolina Halva

Semolina Halva | With A Spin

Semolina Halva or “Sujir Mohonbhog” is immensely popular in Bangladesh, as a matter of fact in the entire Indian subcontinent.  You’ll find version of this soft, succulent and rich halva in Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine also. If you have never tried semolina (a.k.a farina, cream of wheat, Malt-O-Meal, suji, sooji) halva before, you will be surprised by the scrumptiousness of this simple dessert.  It’s good enough to enjoy as breakfast or serve at elegant brunch for both adults and kids.

Semolina | With A Spin


Suji or sooji Halva can be made of ghee, butter, oil or a mixture of oils.  I used I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® Deliciously Simple™ spread. I have made suji halva numerous times in the past, but used Deliciously Simple™ for the first time in this version of the orange flavored halva.  The result was simply delicious with the same rich and soft halva and less guilt for eating dessert during breakfast.  It was a perfect choice.  My family couldn’t tell a difference and everyone enjoyed it.

Deliciously Simple  | With A Spin

I like food with simpler ingredients and glad that the new Deliciously Simple™ spread has a creamy, buttery taste and is made with simple ingredients like non-fat yogurt, salt and vegetable oil. These are ingredients I recognize. If there were one thing I could ask for from this spread, it would be to use organic yogurt/dairy as I prefer using organic dairy products for my young family. However, there is no artificial flavors, preservatives, or hydrogenated oils.  In addition, Deliciously Simple™ is cholesterol free and is an excellent source of omega-3. 100% Taste with no artificial preservatives, now a product as such is something I do not mind incorporating in my kitchen.

Suji | With A Spin

Deliciously Simple™ is the perfect topper for your favorite sweet or savory breakfast dish.  Top your sweet or savory pancake or waffles to bring out additional flavors from the food.  Almost every morning, my mom’s breakfast includes spreading the creamy Deliciously Simple™ spread on a hot tortilla, making a wrap and enjoying with tea.  She says she loves it because the spread has the same creamy taste she knows and loves without the guilt.

Suji Mohonbhog | With A Spin

The traditional Halva adds nuts and raisins, as well as spices like cinnamon and cardamom.  In this deliciously simple version, I added freshly squeezed orange juice and served with a dollop of Nutella to recreate a childhood candy called “Mimi Chocolate” that I do not find in the US.  Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by  I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® Deliciously Simple™, all opinions are my own.






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    • says

      I know what you mean but I only decided to give it a try after looking at the ingredients which did not have any harmful stuff. Very glad you love the photos and the flavor. Thanks a a bunch. Hope to see you again soon.

  1. says

    looks so good! Was at an Indian grocers today and bought fun stuff, though not sure what all of it is, lol. Looking forward to adventures in the kitchen :-)

    • says

      Shanna – don’t wait to make it if you don’t have ghee. Liquidity butter on a pan and use that to make the Halva. Thank you for stopping by. All the best to you too.

  2. says

    Your comment about Mimi chocolate made me smile :) I have tried using ‘I can’t believe its not butter’ in my desserts and it was a epic fail :( glad that it worked out for you! As of now I stick to good old pure butter :p

  3. says

    Such an interesting dessert Lail…I never made dessert with semolina…something that I would like to try in the future…looks delicious!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week 😀

  4. says

    Gorgeous combination! I’m a bit sensitive to wheat, so I’d probably opt to make a tapioca or even a cornmeal version, but the deliciousness of an orange-y pudding with the other flavors sounds perfectly delightful and enticing, and your presentation of it makes it as pretty as a picture, too.

    • says

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Kathryn. You are very kind. I think cornmeal will be a good substitute for the semolina to try the Halva. Hope to see you around again. Thank you!

    • says

      Thank you, Nami. Glad to see you here. I think you’ll like semolina if you give it a try. Thank you for your kind words for my photography. Appreciate it. Hope to see you around again soon.