Semolina Recipes

Semolina/ Sooji/ Rawa is a versatile ingredient and easy to cook with. It is not only used as a battering ingredient in many Indian dishes, it is also used as the main ingredient in numerous foods, both sweet and savory, like Upma and Rawa Laddoo. For batters, a fine version of Sooji is used whereas when it is the main ingredient, it is used in a coarser form. Here is a collection of recipes for delicious dishes you can make with it...

  • 01 of 07


    Upma breakfast dish

    The Spruce

    No matter where you go in India, Upma is a hot favorite breakfast food! Originally from South India, this tasty dish can be eaten for breakfast, brunch or as a snack and is so wholesome you can even make a meal of it!

  • 02 of 07

    Prawns Rawa Fry

    By Avinashvh1n1 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

    Serve these delicious, golden, crispy fried prawns with Mint-Coriander Chutney.

  • 03 of 07


    By Randhir [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

    Mathris or Mathis are the perfect anywhere, anytime snack. These crisp crackers taste really nice dipped in any Indian pickle...

  • 04 of 07


    Spicy Indian Lentils

    The Spruce 

    This almost staple dish from the cuisine of Rajasthan in western India is simple and nutritious. It is even served on special occasions!

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  • 05 of 07

    Paani Puri

    By Sruthi612 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

    This snack is not just delicious, it is also fun to make and eat. Call friends over and make a whole heap!

  • 06 of 07

    Sooji Ka Halwa

    Indian Semolina (Sooji Ka Halwa)

     The Spruce

    Easy to make and so delicious, Sooji Ka Halwa is a personal family favorite! This is my Father's recipe... nobody makes Sooji Halwa like my Dad!

  • 07 of 07

    Rava Laddoo

    By Sreelakshmi Menon (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

    Though quick and easy to cook, this Indian dessert is very tasty and also hugely popular. It's perfect to make when time is short but you still want a special dessert.