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easy semolina porridge recipe indian

Semolina Porridge - Semolina Pudding

Easy, simple and delicious semolina porridge or semolina pudding makes a very quick breakfast.
Semolina porridge is popular in many cuisines like Indian cuisine, Russian cuisine etc. In South India, the simple semolina porridge is known as rava kachiyathu, in Russian cuisine this is known as mannaya kasha.
This is basically cream of wheat which is popularly enjoyed for breakfast, and it is also known as farina.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian, Russian
Keyword mannaya kasha, rava kachiyathu, rava porridge recipe, semolina breakfast, semolina porridge, semolina pudding, sooji porridge recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 370kcal


  • ½ cup semolina flour (sooji flour)
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • chilled milk as needed
  • 3 tablespoons sugar adjust to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder optional


  • 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!


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!


Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 1.8mg