From Crispy Pakoras To Sweet Ladoos: 7 Delicious Snacks

Because sooji is so versatile and can be used to make so many different kinds of snacks and entrees, it is an important ingredient in Indian cuisine. It adds a distinctive flavour and texture to recipes like cutlets, dhokla, halwa, and more. 

Because sooji absorbs flavours and liquids well, it's perfect for making soft desserts like halwa or crunchy nibbles like pakoras and cutlets. It is a common option for quick and healthful meals due to its short cooking time and nutritious qualities, such as fibre and protein. Indian chefs use it extensively for both savoury and sweet recipes. Here is a list of Sooji snack ideas to try:

1. Sooji Halwa: 

The Indian dessert sooji halwa is rich, cosy, and has a smooth, creamy texture. To make sooji, toast it in ghee until golden, then simmer it with sugar and water, adding cardamom and almonds to taste, until it thickens and becomes pudding-like. It is served warm with raisins and almonds as garnish. Sooji Halwa is usually eaten as a dessert, but because of its rich, sugary flavour, it can also be eaten as a snack to quell sweet cravings.

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2. Sooji Dhokla: 

Sooji Dhokla is savoury and slightly acidic, and it has a soft, spongy texture. To make, combine sooji, yoghurt, water, and spices into a batter. After adding Eno for fermentation, cook and fluff up the batter by steaming it. After cooling, chop into pieces and add green chillies, curry leaves, and mustard seeds to taste. Serve with chutney for a tasty and wholesome after-school treat.

3. Sooji Pakora: 

Sooji pakoras are airy and slightly gritty, and they have a crunchy, crispy texture. To make, blend sooji into a thick batter by adding gram flour, onions, green chillies, spices, and water. Spoonfuls of the batter should be dropped into heated oil and fried until crispy and golden. A tasty and savoury snack that's ideal for tea time or as a party appetiser, served hot with chutney or ketchup.

4. Rava Dosa: 

Popular South Indian snack rava dosa is renowned for its distinct flavour and crispy texture. It is made with a batter consisting of rice flour, yoghurt, and semolina (rava), and it has curry leaves, cumin seeds, and green chillies for flavour. A thin layer of batter is put over a heated griddle to create a golden dosa that has a delicious crunch. It's a tasty and filling snack choice, especially when accompanied with coconut chutney and sambar.

5. Sooji ka Cheela: 

A savoury pancake called sooji ka cheela is created using a batter made with sooji (semolina). It tastes mildly nutty and has a texture that is crunchy and slightly gritty. To make, combine sooji, yoghurt, water, spices, finely diced tomatoes, onions, and green chillies. For a tasty and filling snack, spread the batter thinly on a hot griddle, cook till golden brown and crispy on both sides and serve hot with chutney or yoghurt.

6. Khara Bath: 

Popular South Indian dish Khara Bath has a smooth yet gritty texture with a savoury and aromatic taste. To make, semolina, or sooji, is toasted in ghee together with onions, carrots, peas, curry leaves, and mustard seeds. After that, it's boiled in broth or water until tender and spiced with coriander and turmeric. Khara Bath is frequently eaten hot with a side of pickle or coconut chutney for extra flavour as a snack or morning dish.

7. Sooji Ke Ladoo: 

The delicious combination of sweetness and gritty texture is offered by Sooji Ke Ladoo. To make, toast sooji in ghee until golden, then mix in cardamom, chopped almonds, and powdered sugar. Well combine, form into balls while still warm, and allow to cool. As a result, you get a tasty snack with a crumbly texture and intensely fragrant cardamom and ghee flavours. Sooji Ke Ladoo is a favourite delicacy for festivals and festivities since it gives you energy and is ideal for satisfying your sweet tooth.