Recipe: Semolina Balls

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Semolina Balls

South indian, Snacks

127 calories/serving
30 mins
Flavorsome ball-shaped dumplings made up of semolina steamed to cook and then tempered to add more flavors therein like coconut, coriander leaves, lemon juice, ginger, green chili, etc.

Recipe by:

Hebbars Kitchen


1. Firstly, dry roast 1 cup rava / sooji / semolina on low flame until it turns aromatic. keep aside.

2. In a large kadai, heat 3 tsp oil, saute 1 finely chopped green chilli and 1 inch finely chopped ginger.

3. Pour in 2.5 cups water.

4. Also, add 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 cup grated coconut. mix well. get the water to a rapid boil.

5. Keeping the flame on low start adding roasted rava slowly, stirring continuously.

6. Cover and cook for 3 minutes or until the rava turns soft and fluffy.

7. Knead the dough for 5 minutes and prepare small balls. steam for 10 minutes.

8. Further, in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and add tempering ingredients namely 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp urad dal / black gram skinned, 1/2 tsp chana dal / bengal gram, 5 cashew nuts broken into half, few curry leaves, 1 dried red chilli.

9. Now add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder and 1/4 tsp salt.

10. Furthermore, add steamed rava balls and mix gently.

11. Also, add 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves and 2 tsp lemon juice. mix well.

12. Finally, enjoy sooji balls / rava balls with spicy chutney.

By Hebbars Kitchen