Posts Tagged ‘Sooji’


Battura is fried puffed bread traditionally served with chola (chickpeas). The combination, called Chola Batura, is a popular dish from
the state of Punjab. Chola Batura is a popular dish among youngsters.

Dhokla (Suji – Semolina)

Dhokla is a traditional gujrati snack, spongy and fluffy in texture. Dhokla makes a great appetizer.


Gujia is a fried pastry filled with an aromatic nuts mixture. In India, Gujia is traditionally made for the holidays like Diwali and Holi and is a must have treat.

Mathri (Salted Crackers)

Mathris are similar to salted crackers and are a popular afternoon snack. Traditionally, mathris are served with spicy pickles.

Papdi (papri) Chaat

My kind of food and there are so many kinds of chaat. Chaat can be found on roadside food carts all over India. Chaat is basically different varieties of snacks served with tamarind or hari (cilantro) chutney or with hot spice mix. The definition of chaat literally is “to taste”.

Rava Idli (Semolina Dumpling)

Rava Idli is a popular south Indian dish. The traditional way of making idlis would take 2 days of preparation time, however, this recipe is much quicker and easier and tastes just as great! Rava Idlis can be enjoyed as a snack or as a light meal.

Sooji Halwa – Sheera

Sooji Halwa is a very popular sweet dish all over India and is made on religious occasions, as parsad (offering to God). After prayer Halwa is served to devotees as a blessing.

Upma Sooji (Cream of Wheat)

Upma Sooji is a great dish for breakfast or brunch.

Why do I use Sooji (samolina flour)?

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Many of you ask why I like to use sooji. For many of my recipes I add sooji to add crispness or to give flour a coarse texture. When I use sooji with all purpose flour (plain flour or maida), it adds crispness and flakiness to dishes like samosa, kachori etc. I also like to […]