Semolina which is also known Rava or Sooji in Hindi. Semolina is digested very slowly which helps you to lose more fat.
If you are looking for a healthy replacement for the all-purpose flour, then you must give a thought about semolina flour.
The original texture of this wheat is a little bit coarsely and its color is slightly more yellow than the color of the all-purpose flour. It also has a great taste.
Here is a look at the benefits that you gain from semolina flour:-
Semolina is made up of durum wheat which means it keeps you full for a longer period of time and prevents you from overeating.
Prevents High Cholesterol
Semolina flour is low in fat and cholesterol. It also does not contain trans fatty acids and saturated fats, which helps in the prevention of high cholesterol.
The selenium present in semolina is known to strengthen your immune system. Besides selenium, there are vitamin B complex and vitamin E contained inside.
Rich in iron
Semolina is rich in iron and can help you prevent its deficiency. Consuming iron-rich foods help in improving blood circulation as well.
Intake of semolina leads to weight loss. One certain cause of gaining weight is hunger.
Keeps bones and nervous system healthy
Semolina is great for your bone health and nervous system too. It increases bone density and keeps them healthy and strong.
Boosts Body Functions:
Due to its richness in essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, semolina flour can boost many body functions.
Two Healthy Suji Recipes-
The Rava Dhokla is quick and easy to make, without requiring any grinding or fermenting, yet it is as fluffy and tasty as you would expect a dhokla to be.
Ingredients (1 cup = 250 ML)
For rava dhokla:
- 1 cup rava / bombay rava / semolina / sooji
- 1 cup thick curd / yogurt slightly sour
- ½ tsp sugar
- 1 tsp ginger / adrak grated
- 1 tsp chili paste
- 2 tsp oil
- salt to taste
- ¼ cup water or as required
- 1 tsp eno fruit salt or ¾ tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp oil
- 1 tsp mustard seeds / rai
- ½ tsp jeera / cumin seeds
- ½ tsp sesame seeds / til
- pinch of hing / asafoetida
- few curry leaves
- 2 green chili slit
- 2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
- In a large mixing bowl take rava and curd.
- Then add sugar, ginger, chili paste and salt.
- Now mix well to form a thick batter.
- Rest for 30 minutes or till rava absorbs moisture.
- Further add water as required and mix well.
- Now, get the dhokla to idli batter consistency.
- Add eno fruit salt.
- Mix gently till the batter turns frothy.
- Transfer to the greased plate.
- Steam the dhokla batter for 12 minutes.
- Prepare the tempering by heating oil.
- Now add mustard seeds, jeera, sesame seeds and hing.
- Once the mustard seeds splutter add in curry leaves and green chili.
- Saute for a while and once the tempering splutters spread the tempering over dhokla.
- Sprinkle coriander leaves.
- Cut the dhokla to desired shape.
- Serve soft and spongy rava/suji dhokla with green chutney.
A much-loved traditional Indian dessert, suji halwa or sheera recipe is a sweet semolina dish that bears a richness of milk, saffron and cashew nuts.
Here is a quick and easy recipe to make this delicious halwa! Enjoy! – Delicious Suji Halwa Recipe With Milk! A Perfect Indian Dessert
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