Known as Rava or Suji in India, semolina is an essential kitchen ingredient that you would find across Indian households, whether you are based out of North or South India. It is the perfect ‘healthy’ substitute for rice in the traditional dosa batter, and the ingredient we turn to make our gol gappas a tad crunchier. But Rava can be equally delightful in desserts. There are many desserts beyond the standard suji ka halwa that you can make with this superfood. So let’s get started.
Also known as Kesari Baath, this soft and sweet pudding is a popular breakfast item in South India. Semolina cooked with milk, ghee and cardamom make for one filling dessert. The lovely orange hue of saffron plays an enticing role.
A tempting payasam made with rava and milk, instead of rice or vermicelli. The chunky dry fruits offer nice contrast of texture.
A popular Maharashtrian sweet often made on ocassions like Ganesh Chaturthi and Diwali, the easy-peasy ladoos made with desiccated coconut, rosted semolina, sugar and nuts is truly all things irresistible .
Craving cake on a diet? Ditch maida for the ever-so-delightful suji and sate your sweet cravings, one bite at a time.