Semolina porridge or semolina pudding is an easy, delicious breakfast porrdige made using semolina flour. This is also known as cream of wheat, farina, sooji porridge etc and it is so delicious and easy to make at home from scratch! You only need few minutes to quickly make this yummy & kid friendly breakfast porridge.
Many recipes for semolina porridge & pudding calls for eggs, condensed milk etc but this is an easy eggless semolina pudding or porridge recipe using just the semolina flour, milk & sugar as the main ingredients.
You can add more flavorings or more toppings like sliced nuts if you wish and modify based on your preferences easily.
What Is Semolina Porridge?
Semolina porridge is a creamy, slightly thick porridge made out of semolina flour or cream of wheat.
This is best enjoyed for breakfast and it has a creamy texture and consistency of pudding, and so it is also referred to as semolina pudding.
Semolina flour is usually made of durum wheat flour and its available as slight coarse textured or fine flour.
It is often known in different names and the preparations can vary too, though the most simple, popular and easy way to make semolina porridge is to cook the semolina flour along with milk & sugar.
Semolina porridge is popular in different cuisines and known in different names in different languages including rava kachiyathu (in South Indian cuisine), sooji porridge (in North Indian cuisine), mannaya kasha (in Russian cuisine) etc.
This semolina porridge recipe is a very popular in India where it is also known as sooji porridge.
One thing with semolina porridge is that unlike most other porridges, semolina porridge has a tendency to thicken so fast (other kind of porridge made from different grains like oats too thickens with time but semolina tends to thickens so fast and even form a cake like texture if you add little liquid).
This is because semolina flour cooks really fast and it absorbs much of the liquid left.
You can see from the pictures below how the semolina porridge thickens if you are not adding extra milk.
So first of all you need to decide what is the texture of semolina porridge or cream of wheat you prefer, if you prefer thick semolina porridge you can follow the recipe and no need to add extra milk.
If you prefer more liquid like consistency which is preferred by babies and kids, you can add more chilled milk to the hot semolina porridge as soon as it is prepared, which will make it the right consistency of breakfast porridge.
It is best to use slightly coarse semolina flour to make the porridge. Click here to buy semolina flour to make porridge
You can see from the picture that as soon as you prepare the semolina porridge, it is liquid like consistency.
But it will thicken so fast, so add the chilled milk immediately to make it the consistency you prefer.
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So let us see how to make the semolina porridge at home in different consistencies.
You can also cook the porridge with more amount of milk if you prefer more liquid like consistency, but always keep some chilled milk with you since the semolina porridge has the tendency to thicken up fast.
If you are looking for semolina porridge recipe for babies or kids, you can easily tweak the recipe by skipping the cardamom powder (if you haven’t used cardamom powder before) and adding more milk while preparing the porridge.
Adding even more milk to the prepared porridge will help you reach the desired consistency needed for babies and kids.
For those who have a milk allergy, you can use water instead of milk or you can use coconut milk for cooking the porridge, which may slightly alter the flavor but it is perfectly fine to be used.
So here is how you can easily make semolina porridge at home following this easy semolina porridge recipe below.
How To Make Semolina Porridge Or Semolina Pudding?
We need the following ingredients to make semolina porridge or semolina pudding easily at home.
Ingredients to make semolina porridge
½ cup semolina flour (sooji flour)
2 cups whole milkchilled milk as needed
3 tablespoons sugar adjust to taste
¼ teaspoon cardamom powder optional
Step By Step Instructions
Add the semolina flour to a pan and dry roast it for about 2 to 3 minutes stirring constantly. If you are using roasted semolina flour, you can skip this step.
Add the milk, sugar and cardamom powder to the roasted semolina flour, mix well.
Keep in medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil, keep stirring continuously or the porridge will stick or burn at the bottom of the pan.
As the mixture starts boiling, reduce the heat to low, and cook for another few seconds stirring continuously.
Switch off the stove and remove the pan from the hot stove. Semolina porridge is cooked and ready to be used.
Add more chilled milk to the porridge to make it more liquid like consistency and mix well to avoid lumps.
Serve hot for breakfast, you can also top with dry fruits like raisins or any chopped or toasted nuts if you wish!
Notes: If you don’t add enough chilled milk and leave the porridge for few minutes, the porridge will thicken and form a cake like texture which is still delicious!
Below you can get the recipe for semolina porridge in detail.
Semolina Porridge – Semolina Pudding
- Add the semolina flour to a pan and dry roast it for about 2 to 3 minutes stirring constantly. If you are using roasted semolina flour, you can skip this step.
- Add the milk, sugar and cardamom powder to the roasted semolina flour, mix well.
- Keep in medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil, keep stirring continuously or the porridge will stick or burn at the bottom of the pan.
- As the mixture starts boiling, reduce the heat to low, and cook for another few seconds stirring continuously.
- Switch off the stove and remove the pan from the hot stove.
- Semolina porridge is cooked and ready to be used.
- Add more chilled milk to the porridge to make it more liquid like consistency and mix well to avoid lumps.
- Serve hot for breakfast, you can also top with dry fruits like raisins or any chopped or toasted nuts if you wish!