Soji or Sooji/Suji is a stir fried semolina dessert in Goa, India. Semolina wheat is known as Rawa, so the term Rawa Soji is more common. Some places in India call this a Halwa.
I am always looking for quick tasty recipes. Life around us is always a buzz, time is scares, precious and we try to do the maximum in a day. There are so many things I want to do and there is so much to learn in life.
I have often the feeling I am missing out on many things in life, that’s why I don’t like to waste time. So logical solutions are always welcome to improve and manage my life.
Actually by now I should have unlearned the hassle in live, for I am living in one of the most unpredictable places in the world. If the next minutes and hours are difficult to foresee, then how can one follow the straight clear organized path?
India is a place where u have to know how to handle hurdles and how to accept that sometimes you just have to wait. You have to be prepared too for unexpected situations, because anything is possible.The best way to experience that is when sitting in a taxi the first time in India.
A french man, who was traveling with an Enfield through India, told me once that you have to flow like a fish in a river and be sharp like an eagle.
I totally understand what he means, cause if you try to follow the western rules on the road in India, I guarantee that you ll have an accident.
There are many things on the roads dogs, cows, chicken, pigs, goats and some careless fools. So you understand, here it is all about using your senses, the “remembering rules like in Europe” way doesn’t work.
In the western worlds life is organized, easy to manage but also full of regulations. We give our freedom in exchange of security and a smooth running life.
All my life in Europe I did experience only once a power shut down, and then too only for 2 minutes. In Goa its happening everyday, any time and while I am writing, it just happened again ( I am serious!).
(Da** the electricity is gone again!)
Soji – A quick semolina dessert Recipe below:
- 100 grams Semolina
- 60grams Ghee (clarified Butter)
- 200 milliliter Milk
- 30 grams Sugar
- 4 drops Vanilla Essence
- Take out your non stick frying pan and heat it on low fire up. Add the Semolina into the pan and stir fry till you see a light color change towards golden brown. Don't burn it!
- Now mix in the ghee and continuously stir fry till it gets all together thicker. Continue by adding in the milk (first half the amount), the sugar and the vanilla essence. Don't forget to keep on stirring while it is all cooking and add in the rest of the milk once it is all getting thicker. The Semolina dish should be sticky and a bit dry.
- Serve it warm, that's when it tastes the best. The semolina hardens fast, if kept standing for longer, and the experience might be not the same.
More Soji flavor ideas! 🥣
- Chocolate Powder
- fresh mix of tropical fruits
- apple & cinnamon
- Chikoo fruit (Sapote) & caramel
More tasty desserts! 🍡
- Alebele – Goan Coconut Pancakes
- 5 Minute Shrikhand
- Kaiserschmarren – scratch Pancakes
- Easy Vanilla Flan with Caramel
- Apricot Dumplings
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