Introduction: Finger Millet-Semolina Pudding-Ragi-Sooji Halwa
Prep time 5 min Cook time: 15 min serves: 3
Main Ingredients: Ragi (finger millet) and Semolina
Course: breakfast& snacks
Level of cooking: medium
Author: Swati Paathak
Recipe source: Spicy veg recipes
1/2 cup Ragi (finger millet) flour
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup semolina (sooji)
3-4 tablespoon clarified butter (ghee)
1/2 cup sugar or to taste
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
8-10 Almonds blanched, peeled and slivered
2.5 cups water
1/4 cup chopped dry fruits of your chose (optional)
Boil the water with sugar, and cardamom powder in a pan over low-medium heat. Bring to a boil and keep aside.
Heat the pan and dry roast the coconut over a low flame until you get golden brown color and have sweet aromas and keep aside.
Melt 1 tablespoon ghee in the same pan over medium heat.Add semolina and roast to golden brown color and will have a light sweet aroma stirring constantly this will take about 5 minutes and keep aside.
Melt the ghee in the same pan and add the finger millet stir continuously until you get a roasted aroma.
Mix the roasted semolina and coconut with roasted Ragi.
Add the and sugar syrup slowly, as you add the syrup to semolina and finger millet water will splatter.Turn down the heat to medium-low and let it cook for about 3-4 minutes.Semolina and finger millet will absorb the water.Add more ghee and dry fruits of your choice and keep stirring for another 5 minutes until you get the flavors and the right texture.
Pour this mixture into greased plate ,keep aside to cool and cut into desired shapes.
Top with the chocolate or strawberry syrup and serve.