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A to Z Challenge Day #9 - I for Indian Semolina Pudding

What do we have today for I?? It is the Indian version of the semolina pudding… or how we call it ‘Soojir Payesh’. Sooji is semolina and Payesh is the pudding. This is a milk based dessert recipe and is super easy and super indulgent.

We specially do this preparation for almost all pujas and festivals as offerings for the Goddess.  The photos you’ll see here are of two festivals when I had made this pudding as an offering to the Goddess – so you’ll get to see many stuffs around and is not a very stylized photo!.

All that you need

  1. Milk – 2 ½ cups
  2. Semolina – 4 tablespoons
  3. Condensed Milk – 5 tablespoon
  4. Sugar – 3 tablespoons
  5. Ghee / Clarified Butter – 2 tablespoons
  6. Cashew – 2 tablespoon
  7. Raisins – ½ cup (because I simply love raisins)
  8. Green Cardamom – 2

Let’s Get Started

1. Take the semolina in a dry skillet and dry roast it over medium heat for 5 minutes. You’ll see them turning light goldenish. Take off heat and keep the semolina aside.

2. Heat Ghee/clarified butter in the skillet and saute the cashews for 3 minutes and keep them aside.

3. In the same skillet boil milk for 5-6 minutes. Add Green Cardamom.

4. Once boiled add the roasted semolina in the milk and cook. Keep stirring occasionally.

Tip: When you add the semolina it will sink in and you will feel it's too less. Don't add extra semolina because once cooked it will expand.

5. When semolina is cooked and turns creamy, add sugar and mix. cook for another 5 minutes.

6. Add cashew and raisins.

7. Add condensed milk at the end. 

You are done now. Let it cool for 10 minutes and then you can serve.

Wasn't that easy peasy??

Tip: 1. If you are a Bengali and know 'batasha' you can add 'batasha' instead of condensed milk.

2. There is no hard and fast rule of only cashew and raisins - you can add just about any dry fruit that you want - you can add almonds, pistachio, or even walnuts. 

Now you see flower petals in here is because it was offered for a puja. And ofcourse you have it after removing them from the top.


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