5 Semolina-Based Sweet Dishes That Are A Must-Try

Semolina is a versatile ingredient that is often used in Indian kitchens to make savouries and desserts. One of the popular sweet dishes made in households using rava is sooji halwa, which is also offered to Gods on festivals and special occasions. But not many people know that it can be used to bake goods.

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From cookies to bread, semolina can be the star ingredient. It is a healthier alternative to maida (all-purpose flour) and wheat flour because it has a high amount of protein, fibre, and other essential nutrients. Here are a few delicacies that you can make using rava and enjoy as snacks during tea time. 

Semolina Bread

Semolina can be used to bake bread with a crispy crust and soft insides. You have to start by preparing the mixture using rava, honey, water, yeast, and salt. After keeping the dough aside for a couple of hours. Stretch it a couple of times on the kitchen counter and give it the desired shape. Meanwhile, keep the oven preheated at 200°C. Add a few cups of water to the oven and bake the dough for 30-40 minutes. Water will ensure that the bread does not become tight and crispy. Let the bread cool off before slicing it into pieces.

Semolina Pudding

Semolina pudding is another sweet dish that you must try. It requires a few ingredients to cook and makes for the quickest desserts to be served to the guests. Start by boiling milk in a pan along with sugar and cinnamon sticks. You must ensure that the sugar has completely dissolved before you fold in semolina. Wait for the mixture to thicken, and remove it from the gas stove. Once the pudding has cooled down, add fresh fruits, nuts, saffron strands, and seeds on the top. You can also refrigerate it before serving.

Lemon-Semolina Cake

Lemon-semolina cake is a vegan option for people who prefer a plant-based diet. You can begin by mixing caster sugar, semolina, vegetable woil, a little bit of maida, baking soda, and salt. Add lemon zest and juice to this mixture as well. Add a pinch of baking powder and vanilla extract and combine everything into a thick paste by gradually adding some water. Keep the oven preheated at 180°C, and bake the cake for at least 30 minutes. Your kids will also love this delight.

Semolina Cookies

If you like crispy cookies, make them using semolina as the star ingredient. Start by preheating the oven to 350°C while you beat butter and sugar into a creamy concoction. Add baking powder, semolina, and almond meal to this mix and combine everything well to ensure there are no lumps. You can also add chocolate chips, grated coconut, and other condiments at this stage. Spread the cookies on a tray laid with parchment paper and bake them for 150-20 minutes. Allow them to cool off, and enjoy them with milk or other beverages. 

Semolina Muffins

What can be better than muffins to beat hunger pangs in the evening? You can make delectable muffins using semolina as well if you want to avoid maida. While you preheat the oven to 350°C, spray the muffin tray with oil. In a bowl, whisk eggs, orange zest, oil, yoghurt, and sugar together. Later, pour in semolina, baking powder, vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, and baking soda to the mix. Pour the smooth batter into muffin moulds and bake for no more than 20-25 minutes. Let the muffins cool before you relish them.