Mostly consumed, in the subcontinent in dessert form or as part of the traditional sub-continental breakfast, semolina is a known ‘health’ food. Packed with antioxidants, it is good for diabetics, people who are anemic or have stomach issues. It is so easy to digest, that in Pakistan and India it is often given to babies and toddlers. Who would want to miss out on a dish that cooks in minutes, is delicious and beneficial?! This sugar-free variation is as close to the real MCcoy as possible, something you can enjoy totally guilt-free.
Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 20 mins approx. Serves: 12-14
2 Cups – Semolina
¼ Cup – Clarified Butter/Desi Ghee
3-4 – Green Cardamoms
2 Tbsp – Mixed Chopped Nuts
1 Tbsp – Dessicated Coconut (optional)
2 Cups – Splenda
¼ Cup Milk
2 Cups – Water
Heat the clarified butter with cardamom seeds in a pan, on medium heat. Add the semolina, nuts and dessicated coconut and cook till the semolina turns golden and fragrant. In a separate pan, boil the 2 cups of water and ¼ cup, when it starts to bubble, mix in the splenda. Next, add in the cooked semolina and nuts. Cook for around 2-4 minutes, till the semolina absorbs all the liquid and starts to come off the sides of the pan. Remove from heat. Serve hot, garnished with flaked almonds.