Healthy Savory Semolina Muffin | Vegetarian Savoury Muffins

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    Savory Semolina Muffin
    Savory Semolina Muffin

    How do you make your child eat vegetables? I found my answer with Savory Semolina Muffin and spicy semolina cake. Do you have some other alternates?

    Being a mom of 10 years who now is in 6th grade, I am connected with many other moms. I am also a part of a few dozen mom groups. In the open forum like chat groups, we all have been discussing our challenges.

    Within those conversations, I found that every mother finds it challenging to make their child eat vegetables. Potato is their kid’s friend and rest other vegetables, their enemy. Many mom’s even confessed that kids are mostly surviving on Maggi Noodles.

    Fortunately, as a child I never had these options. The only option I had was “roti and sabji” (and trust me not just potatoes).

    I was observing my child for quite sometime and realised that he has become too picky in his choice of vegetables. He has started removing peas from his vegetable and same is the case with carrots. I completely understand the importance of both of these vegetables, however kids don’t. And that is why they are kids. I needed a viable solution.

    I am also aware of my child inclination towards muffins. Be it any muffin, he would simply grab one and eat it at different intervals. This was a lot of sweet intake and I was contemplating of replacing sweet muffins with savory muffins. I decided to kill two birds with one stone. This gave birth to the idea of savory vegetable muffins recipe. I just needed to decide on the base cereal for this vegetable savoury muffins. There also I made a healthy choice of picking semolina and crafted savoury semolina muffins.

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    Vegetarian Savory Semolina Muffin

    Inclusion of eggs in baked goodies makes the baked item perish faster. More than often, I keep my recipes egg free. Similarly, this time also, I made eggless savoury muffins. So I was ready to make healthy, eggless, vegetable savory semolina muffin (read benefits of semolina a little later in the recipe). Sounds awesome, isn’t it? Could I make it healthier than this. And yes, I did.

    For this recipe of savoury eggless muffins, I used used Roasted Semolina with Wheat Bran. You can buy this Semolina from Amazon.

    Ingredients for savory semolina muffins

     

    Health benefits of Wheat Bran

    Wheat bran is a source of dietary fiber. It helps in preventing diseases like stomach and breast cancer, and gallbladder disease. It is also beneficial in treating constipation, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.

    Health benefits of Semolina

    Wheat Semolina is typically a hard variety of Semolina. Digestion process of a human body takes time to break wheat semolina. Therefore, it keeps the hunger away for a long time and hence helps in weight loss.

    Semolina is a good source of selenium and iron. Selenium acts as an antioxidant and prevents oxidation of your cell membranes. As a result, the cell membranes stays healthy. Selenium also improves the immune system of your body. Iron, on the other side, helps increase in red blood cells. Furthermore, Iron in your diet helps circulation of oxygen in your bloodstream. Institute of Medicine recommends a daily intake of 150 mg iron and 60 microgram of selenium.

    Roasted Semolina by FoodThink

    Few other reasons to prefer healthy Semolina in your diet:

    • Cooks Fast.
    • Fiber rich diet.
    • Potassium in Semolina improves hearth health.
    • Helps in lowering cholesterol.
    • Good source of Vitamin B and Vitamin E.
    • Zinc, Calcium and Magnesium in semolina helps the nerves and reproductive system.
    • Low glycemic index and recommended for diabetic people.
    • Improves metabolism.

    Other Indian semolina recipes where you can use this healthy semolina are:

    • Fresh Pizza dough
    • Semolina Pudding
    • Semolina cookies
    • Pasta
    • Soufflé
    • Rava Dosa

    Finally, let us get down to recipe of Indian savory semolina muffin made of roasted semolina.

    Ingredients

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    Items Quantity
    Grated carrot ½ cup
    Peas ¼ cup
    Chopped capsicum ¼ cup
    Roasted semolina with wheat bran 1 cup (100 gm)
    Fresh curd/ Yogurt ½ cup (120 ml)
    Water ½ cup (120 ml)
    Salt 2 tsp
    Chili flakes 1 tsp
    Baking soda 1 tsp
    Pizza seasoning 1 tsp
    Grated cheese Optional
    Oil 2 tbs

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    Calories Count

    Total Calories 432.65 calories
    Total Servings 9 muffins
    Calories per Serving 48 calories per muffin

    Instructions

    In a large mixing bowl, add water, fresh yogurt/curd and whisk it well. Use only fresh curd as sour curd can make muffins taste sour.

    Curd and water mixture

    Add roasted semolina, oil, all the vegetables and prepare a smooth batter. You can add vegetable of your choice as well. Actually, this is a wonderful way to make a fussy eater eat all the vegetables. Different colour of vegetables will enhance the colour of final outcome as well.

    Vegetables and semolina mixture

    Initially, the batter will be runny. Do not make any adjustments into the liquid amount. Also, do not add more. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes. In the meantime, semolina will soak the moisture and will become soft. This will help to rise the muffins and will keep the muffins moist from inside after baking.

    Batter before resting

    Meanwhile, keep the oven for preheating at 180 °C. Stir the batter. Add salt, chilli flakes, Pizza seasoning and baking soda to the batter. Mix everything well. Batter for savory semolina muffin should be of pouring consistency.

    Batter after resting

    Arrange muffin liners in a tray and fill each upto 2/3. Finally, sprinkle some grated cheese on top. Bakes these muffins in a preheated oven at 180 °C for 25 minutes or until they pass the toothpick test.

    If you want to make these muffins in Microwave convection or without oven, check the notes in the recipe card.

    savory semolina muffins before baking

    Once baked, take out the muffins from oven and let them cool completely before serving. Savory Semolina Muffin are ready.

    Savory semolina muffins after baking

    How to make healthy and nutritious Savory Semolina Muffin
    Print Recipe
    Servings Prep Time
    9 muffins 10 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    20 minutes 10 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    9 muffins 10 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    20 minutes 10 minutes
    How to make healthy and nutritious Savory Semolina Muffin
    Print Recipe
    Servings Prep Time
    9 muffins 10 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    20 minutes 10 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    9 muffins 10 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    20 minutes 10 minutes
    Ingredients
    Servings: muffins
    Instructions
    1. In a mixing bowl, add water, yogurt/curd and whisk it well.
    2. Add semolina, Oil and all the chopped vegetables.
    3. Prepare a smooth batter.
    4. Batter will be runny. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes. During this time semolina will soak the moisture and become soft.
    5. Meanwhile keep the oven for preheating at 180 °C.
    6. Stir the batter. Add salt, chilli flakes, Pizza seasoning and baking soda to the batter. Mix everything well.
    7. If you feel the batter is too thick, you can add 2 tablespoons of milk.
    8. Arrange muffin liners in a tray and fill each upto 2/3.
    9. Sprinkle some grated cheese on top.
    10. Bakes these muffins in a preheated oven at 180 °C for 25 minutes.
    11. Once baked, take out the muffins from oven and let them cool completely before serving.
    12. Savoury semolina muffins are ready.
    Recipe Notes

    Choice of vegetables can be yours. If you are adding spinach or mushroom then first saute these vegetables.

    To make these muffins spicier, add chopped green chilli.

    You can bake these muffins on Microwave convection mode at 160 degree Celsius for 20 minutes.

    You can bake these muffins on gas stove as well using pressure cooker. For procedure please check my recipe Eggless vanilla cake.

    If after resting the batter for 10 minutes, you feel batter is too thick then add 2 tablespoon of milk to it.

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