What are semolina squares?
Semolina squares are a fancy name given to Sooji cutlets it is a kids’ tiffin recipe. And the whole idea is to tempt them. Suji cutlets are delicious cutlets with contrast of textures that is crunchy exterior and very soft and Mental Math interior they are flavoured with Ginger green chillies Chilli flakes coriander chat masala extra.
Let’s talk about the ingredients for sooji cutlets
Sooji cutlets call for semolina i.e. sooji. I have used finer sooji. If you don’t have fine sooji you can just pulse your sooji in the grinder once. Apart from that we need some basic ingredients such as ginger paste, green chillies, coriander and some basic spices. Also to provide it some texture we are using boiled potato. And to give it a good binding we’re using rice flour.
Other tempting cutlet recipe on the blog is poha cutlets.
Ingredients for sooji culets
- ½ cup Semolina (sooji)
- 1 and ½ cup water
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 large boiled potato
- 1 tsp ginger paste
- 1 green chilli, chopped
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp chaat masala
- 1 tsp red chilli flakes
- 2 tbsp rice flour
- Handful of chopped coriander
- Salt to taste
- Oil for shallow frying
How to make sooji cutlets
- Dry roast sooji
Dry roast ½ cup sooji for 4-5 minutes, without changing its colour, till it is aromatic.
- Add water and oil
1 and ½ cup water. Keep stirring. Get rid of the lumps. Add 1 tbsp oil. Cook for 2 minutes or till sooji absorbs all the moisture.
- Cook and let it cool
Cover the pan and cook on low flame for 2-3 minutes. Once cooked, sooji will leave the sides and will come together as dough. Thereafter transfer to a plate. Let it cool down.
- Mix ingredients
In a mixing bowl add 1 large boiled potato, 1 tsp ginger paste, 1 chopped green chili, 1 tsp chilli flakes, 1 tsp chaat masala, ½ tsp turmeric powder and handful of chopped coriander. Add 2 tbsp rice flour and salt to taste. Add semolina mixture and mix everything.
- Set, refrigerate and cut into shapes
Once it is properly mixed, set the mixture in a greased tin or plate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Thereafter cut into squares.
- Fry sooji cutlets
Heat enough oil in a pan, 3-4 tbsp. Put the squares and fry on low flame till golden brown from both the sides. Thereafter take out on an absorbent paper.
- Bon appétit
Let the semolina squares come to the room temperature. Pack for your kids’ tiffin along with some ketch up.
- You may also add some cumin or carom seeds or black pepper powder for flavoring.
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