Almost every household in Mzanzi loves this traditional Indian delicacy because of its sweet taste. Soji is serve as dessert, its recipe is easy to prepare and less time-consuming.
Though some people still find it hard to prepare in their comfort home. How do I prepare Soji? This is a question they ask after having a taste.
There is no need for any catering technical skills for you to prepare this special delicacy. You can make Soji cake recipe, light fluffy Soji, Soji recipe with eggs, Soji recipe with tasty wheat, or any other type of semolina dish.
You will need about 10 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook. The steps are easy to follow, as described below.
You will need the following items that can serve at least four people before starting the preparation.
- Semolina (1 ½ cups)
- Hot water (3 cups)
- Sugar (2 ½ serving spoons)
- Ghee (½ cup)
- Whole milk (½ cup)
- A mixture of coarsely chopped cashews and whole raisins (¾ cup)
- Coarsely chopped nuts or dried fruits (used for garnish) or you can have silvered almonds
- Vanilla essence
- Green cardamom split open (5 pods)
1. Place a pot on the stove with medium heat and add ghee once it is hot. Ensure the ghee is melted then add the semolina. Mix well by stirring.
2. Continue stirring the soji until it is slightly golden brown. You should feel a faint sweet aroma. Ensure the semolina has the texture of wet sand. 3. Add the coarsely chopped cashews and whole raisins. Ensure they are mixed well.
4. Get another source of heat and place a pan at medium heat. Place the sugar, milk, water, and cardamom and then stir until the mixture reaches the boiling point. You can have someone to help you with this step.
5. Pour the milk mixture to the roasted semolina while stirring to avoid the formation of lumps. (You will have to be careful since there is a lot of bubbling and splashing during this process.)
6. In case your soji makes lumps when stirring, break them using a stirring spoon.
7. Keep cooking until the semolina reaches your desired thickness and starts coming off the sides of the pot. (If you want thick semolina, add little milk. For a lighter texture, ensure you add more milk.)
8. Remove from the stove and allow it to cool.
9. Serve it when warm. You can garnish it with silvered almonds, nuts, or coarsely chopped dried fruit.