Sujir Payesh (Semolina kheer/Pudding)

9:20 AM

Here is a quick post just to keep pace with my fellow blogging marathon runners. Am so unwell today that thought of giving it a miss but their enthusiasm kept me going.

Sujir payesh or loosely translated as Thin Semolina/rava kheer or pudding is a light creamy dessert with little runny consistency. The preparation is very much like Mohonbhog but is little lighter on ghee. The best part of this dish is its very quick to make and tastes equally good warm or cold. In our family we love it on chillier days when we seek comfort in a bowl of warm gooey Suji'r payes. It tastes very good with Luchi as well.

Sujir Payes

Semolina: 5 tbsps
Milk: 21/2 cups (Preferably full fat milk)
Condensed milk: 6 tbsp
Sugar: 3 tbsp or more as per taste
Ghee: 2 tsps
Cashew: 2 tbsp
Raisins: 1 tbsp
Green cardamom: 1

Take the semolina in a skillet or kadhai and dry roast till its golden (approx 5-7 minutes). Keep stirring continuously or it might burn at the bottom.

Take out the semolina and soak it in warm milk. Keep aside for 20 minutes for the semolina to soften. If at the end of time you see it has soaked all the milk then add 1/2 cup of warm water. This might happen depending upon the kind or quality of semolina you are using. The one I used for this recipe was very fine and this amount of milk was good for it to give me an end result of thick creamy payesh. 

Heat the ghee in the pan and add the cashews. Let it turn golden on low flame and then add the raisins and give it a quick mix. add in the soaked semolina and keep mixing it with a heavy spatula. It will thicken within 3-4 minutes. Add the sugar and mix for a minute.Mix the milkmaid with 1/4 cup water and add. Let it cook for 2 more minutes. Finally sprinkle powdered cardamom on top and serve warm or at room temperature.

A Homemaker's Notes:
The consistency will thicken once it turns cold. So if you plan to serve it chilled then you might have to add more milk or water while cooking.

For a creamier rich version you can cook it in thickened milk or half n half.

Sometimes I also add freshly grated coconut just before taking it off the heat. 

You can also add Pista, Almond or any other roasted nut to make it rich. 

Even I love adding a pinch of saffron for the heavenly colour and aroma.

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  1. Simply delicious and comforting payesh. Would go for it a best possible dessert.

  2. hope you feel better! Semolina kheer is a regular in our household

  3. simple and delicious!
    Hope you'll get better soon!

  4. Semolina kheer looks yummy and delicious... Quick to make too Sayantani.. Get well soon dear.. Hugsxx

  5. Hope you are feeling better now. The sujir payesh looks great.

  6. super delicious and very very tempting payesh :)

  7. Lovely!
    This 'sujir payesh' is must in my home, kids just love it.
    Get well soon.

  8. Sujir payesh is just inviting me..Wish i get that bowl rite now.

  9. Looks super delicious,tempting dessert.

  10. Wow, your kheer looks amazing! Kheer is my favorite Indian dessert.

  11. This is such a perfect dessert for those gloomy and cold days. Loved it.

  12. Yummy luking kheer perfect for festivals n the tempting cliks.


  14. Tempting payesh & lovely clicks :)

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