• Shaira Sakhrani

Simple & Easy Semolina Fingers Recipe: Perfect for Breakfast or Snack

This is a great recipe for children and adults alike. It is so easy to make and nutritious at the same time.

I used to make it so much for my children when they were younger. I just made it the other day again after such a long time when my son came back from university. It brought back so many memories. Food is so much more than just a recipe. It ties in so much love, comfort, impressions, associations ...... This used to be one of his favourites. As a mom, I am happy to cook all his favourite meals before he goes back to university.

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Semolina, Suji and Cream of wheat are all the same thing. It is a course flour made from durum wheat.

If you are new to semolina, try a small amount, as with all new foods, to see if it suits your body. Semolina is glutinous which means it contains gluten.

So just to clarify that this is not a gluten free or a dairy free recipe in case you are intolerant or allergic to either.

Now on to the health benefits of semolina, it is high in protein, B vitamins, rich in iron and has antioxidants & selenium (trace minerals).

I have substituted cheese in this recipe with nutritional yeast to make it more nutritious. (Not familiar with nutritional yeast? Find out here.)

Here goes the recipe:

Easy & Simple Semolina Fingers


1 1/2 cup full fat milk

1/2 cup semolina

2 Tbsp grated cheddar cheese or 1 1/2 Tbsp nutritional yeast

1 heaped Tbsp onion

1/2 tsp chopped garlic

1 tsp chopped big chilli (optional)

2 Tbsp chopped cilantro

1/2 tsp cumin powder


salt to taste


  1. Spread some breadcrumbs on the bottom of a dish. Covering the full base.

  2. Take a saucepan and add milk, garlic, chilli, onion, cumin powder & set the pan on a slow fire.

  3. When the milk starts to get warm, add cheese or nutritional yeast, cilantro & salt.

  4. As the milk is heating, add semolina little by little stirring it continuously until it forms a sticky ball in the pan, leaving the sides easily.

  5. Turn off the gas and scoop it out onto your dish which is laid with breadcrumbs.

  6. Use a spoon to pat it evenly onto dish.

  7. Pour some breadcrumbs on top.

  8. Leave it to cool for around 45 minutes or more depending on weather conditions.

  9. Use a knife and cut it into your desired shape.

  10. Pan fry with a little ghee before serving.

Voilà... here is a yummalious dish for the family.

I have not shared the quantity made, as it depends on how you cut the semolina into desired pieces nor the time needed to make this recipe as it will vary depending on your dish size & thickness of the fingers. In general, this recipe serves 4.

(I normally drink dairy free milk - that's because regular milk doesn't suit me- but always keep this full cream milk as a back up at home which was called for in this recipe but any brand of full cream milk will do.)

You can always adjust the quantity made by tweaking the ratio of 1.5 milk to 0.5 semolina to make more or less. The pictures that I have shared are made with 1 cup milk to 0.25 cup semolina and 5 fingers resulted with me eating one before I took the picture.

Do share pictures of your dish or any comments below. I would love to hear how yours turned out to be.

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