How to make Suji Kheer - Semolina cooked in sweetened skimmed milk

This recipe is from the book No Oil Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Semolina, Skimmed Milk (स्किम्ड मिल्क/ दूध)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

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Suji Kheer
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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Suji Kheer Recipe

  • Semolina 1/2 cup

  • Skimmed Milk 7 1/2 cups

  • Saffron (kesar) 7-8 strands

  • Sugar 1/2 cup

  • Sunflower seeds (charoli/chironji) 2 tablespoons

  • Almonds blanched, peeled and slivered 20

Method

Step 1

Take rawa in a thick-bottomed pan. Roast on low heat for fifteen minutes or till light brown. Soak saffron in one tablespoon of milk.

Step 2

Bring remaining milk to a boil and simmer on medium heat till it is reduced to one litre. Add reduced milk to rawa, stirring continuously to prevent lumps.

Step 3

Cook on high heat till it comes to a boil. Add sugar and simmer for two to three minutes. Add saffron and stir well. Garnish with sunflower seeds and almond slivers and serve hot or cold.