SOOJI

Serves: 8 /  Cooking time: 20 minutes

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Ingredients

2 big onions, sliced thin

1/2 cup resins (hikimeybiskadhuru)

3/4 cup semolina

1 can +  1/3 cup condensed milk

1/2 cup ghee

4 and 1/2 cup water

3/4 cup Jasmin water ( maafen )  or 5 tbsp. rose water

4 piece pandan leaf

2 inch cinnamon

5 cardamom pods ( ends cut off )

1/3 cup sea almond ( kanamadu ), sliced

Instructions:

1_ Heat half of gee in a pan. Add onion and fry until slightly brown. Take the onion onto a plate.

2_Into the same pan add resins and fry until puffed, take out on to a plate.

3_Into the same pan add sea almonds and fry slightly just until sea almonds change color. Take on to the same plate and set aside.

4_ Into the same pan add rest of the gee and semolina, fry semolina stirring constantly until color of semolina changes little bit to golden.

5_ Add water , pandan leaf, cardamom, cinnamon and fried onion, resin and sea almond, start cooking when the mixture starts to boil, add condensed milk and jasmine water or rose water. Give a stir and take out from heat. Serve soojee hot or cold.

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