Semolina, or commonly known as Sooji, is a coarse flour made from Durum Wheat. Its color varies from yellow to white. It is mainly used for making pasta, desserts, and other savory dishes in India.
Here is a list of all the dishes that you can prepare at home using Semolina:
1 Farsi Puri
Farsi Puri is a deep-fried dry snack which has a huge fan following. Try it once, and you will understand the reason. It has melts in the mouth texture because of semolina and ghee added to the plain flour. It is topped with black pepper and served hot with a cup of tea or coffee.
2 Nylon Khaman Dhokla
Nylon Khaman Dhokla is a soft and spongy dish that its reference to nylon is appropriate. The recipe is simple, and the outcome comes out to be the best when practiced. Add fruit salt to the batter and temper just before the serving will make it taste delicious.
3 Golgappa Puri
We all love to have Golgappa, a street food loved by all. You can prepare the crisp and perfect semolina at your home too. Make a dough of semolina and plain flour and add chilled soda so that the small puri’s puff up when they are fried. The amount of soda differs based on the quality of semolina and flour. You can use these puri’s to make Dahi Puri, chocolate pani puri, and more.
4 Rava Dhokla
Rava Dhokla is a quick and easy recipe which doesn’t require any fermenting and grinding. It is a perfect dish for breakfast or an evening snack. Mix all the ingredients and let the batter rest for half an hour and then steam it. Add the tempering on top of it and serve hot with green chutney.
5 Verki Puri
Verki Puri is a Konkan snack usually made during Diwali. It has a touch of pepper and cumin which enhances its taste. Its spicy taste makes a perfect companion with a hot cup of tea for an evening snack. They are crispy from outside and flaky soft from inside.
6 Rava Dosa
Rava Dosa is a crispy dosa that has a huge fan following by every South Indian food lover! It is a traditional Maharashtrian dish made with garden cress seeds which are rich in iron. Other ingredients like almonds and jaggery increase the iron quotient in the dish.
7 Halim Laddoo
Halim Laddoo is a traditional Maharashtrian dish made with garden cress seeds which are rich in iron. Other ingredients like almonds and jaggery increase the iron quotient in the dish. It is a healthy dish since winters are approaching so, it is time you stock up these laddoos.
8 Doodhi Muthia
Doodhi Muthia is a fist-shaped steamed snack loved by Gujarati’s. Doodhi and onions combined with semolina, gram flour, and whole wheat flour make them delicious. Other ingredients like green chilies, ginger, and coriander give them a zesty flavor. Tempering of sesame and mustard seeds give them a crunchy taste and an appetizing aroma.
9 Coconut Rava Laddoo
Coconut Rava Laddoo is a mouthful delight made up of roasted rava, crunchy nuts, dried fruits, and spices. Though the procedure might be lengthy,it’s easy if you follow it properly. These laddoo’s can be enjoyed by any age group and easily stored.
10 Rava Thalipeeth
Rava Thalipeeth is a common breakfast recipe in the Saraswat Brahman. Thalipeeth is more like a thick pancake made with roasted rava, onions, and coconut. When it is cooked, it has a crisp outside texture. Enjoy it with green chutney and butter.
11 Rava Sheera
Rava Sheera or as we say Sooji ka Halwa is a common sweet dish prepared in almost every household. If unexpected guests arrive at home, then this can be your go-to dish. It is a sheer delight when served with chana and puris.
12 Eggless Semolina and Coconut Cake
To make your Christmas more exciting, prepare Eggless Semolina and Coconut Cake for your loved ones. It is made with rava instead of plain flour, which is normally the main ingredient in cakes. Rava along with desiccated coconut gives it a crumbly texture which makes the taste mindblowing.
Karanji is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet made during Diwali. It is a deep-fried plain flour shell having a filling of coconut, spices, nuts, and semolina. The crunchy shell along with its sweet stuffing tastes divine. You can store it in an airtight container for atleast 15 days.
14 Rava Toast
Rava Toast is made with a mixture of semolina combined with chopped vegetables of your choice as a topping on bread slices. These slices are then toasted till they get crisp. While roasting, add a pinch of chili powder to give it some spice. Serve hot with curd!
15 Sooji Kachori
Usually, kachoris are made with maida and have a filling of a spicy mixture. But, semolina kachoris are equally tasty too. They are served as a snack and accompanied with green chutney or potato curry.
16 Sooji Fingers
Semolina or Sooji Fingers are a quick breakfast option. These crispy sooji fingers are a snack that you can always rely on whenever you are in a hurry. Serve it with green chutney and combine it with a hot cup of tea.
17 Sooji Balls
Sooji Balls is an easy and quick breakfast recipe prepared by steaming the spiced semolina balls. It provides all the necessary nutrients required in the morning diet. It tastes delicious with green chutney.
18 Sooji Mini Pizza
Sooji mini pizza is a pure vegetarian pizza. It is soft and crispy pizza with loads of toppings. The flavourful ingredients are the key to its amazing taste.
19 Rava Areeram
Rava Areeram is a South Indian sweet dish from Kerala. It is deep-fried and looks just like a mini doughnut. It requires very few ingredients and is pure vegetarian as well.
20 Basbousa Cake
Basbousa Cake is a middle eastern style cake. It is made with semolina, sugar, coconut, milk, and butter. It is sweet and soaked in sugar-lemon syrup before serving. This cake is an eggless version.