Semolina, or suji as it is known in India, is made from durum wheat, and not highly refined or processed. It is a good source of healthy carbs, protein and fiber. Also popularly known by the brand name Cream of Wheat, this is a healthy and quick breakfast option. As shared by a report in Times of India, semolina not only helps in providing instant energy but also boosts your metabolism in the longer run. Due to the presence of iron, it helps in regulating and maintaining a normal blood pressure level in the body. It improves blood circulation and prevents anemia. The best part about this gritty grain is that it doesn’t contain any cholesterol, thus, it can be a good staple for people with cardiovascular diseases.
Both Nilesh and I had this as a breakfast option before school and when Nilesh’s parents would visit from India, they looked forward to Papa making it for them both before and after school. Even now, it is a nice breakfast or after-school option especially on cold days!
Time: 10 minutes. Servings: 2
- 3 tablespoons suji
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar (or more to taste)
- Pinch of salt
- 2 cups milk
- In a heavy bottomed vessel, add the semolina and place on the stove on low heat
- Roast semolina on low heat, stirring continuously to prevent the suji from burning. Should take a minute or so, and you will notice the aroma of the roasted suji. Make sure it doesn’t burn
- When the semolina is roasted, add the milk to the vessel along with the sugar and salt, and stir until well combined
- Raise flame to medium heat and keep stirring until the porridge thickens to desired consistency. We like it more liquid in texture so I keep stirring it for about 5 minutes
- When the desired consistency is reached, remove the vessel from the flame and pour the porridge into a cup or bowl.