How to make healthy and nutritious Savory Semolina Muffin

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    Savory Semolina Muffin
    Savory Semolina Muffin

    Healthy Savory Semolina Muffin

    How do you make your child eat vegetables? Wheat Semolina is healthy, but does your child eat Porridge? What can you do with Semolina flour?

    Have you been contesting in making your child eat healthy? If yes, then the Savory Semolina Muffin will delight you. This recipe, in addition to the spicy savoury semolina cake, will make a fussy eater eat vegetables and healthy semolina together.

    Ingredients for savory semolina muffins

    In this recipe of savory semolina muffin, I have used Roasted Semolina with Wheat Bran from FoodThink. You can buy this Semolina directly from Amazon. Let us look at the benefits of special semolina.

    Health benefits of Wheat Bran

    Wheat bran is a source of dietary fiber. As a result, it helps in preventing colon diseases like stomach cancer, breast cancer, gallbladder disease, and hernia. It is also used for treating constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.

    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. Consequently 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 that 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 India semolina recipes where you can use replace your regular semolina/wheat flour with 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 with wheat bran.

    Ingredients

    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

    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, peas, grated carrot, and finely chopped capsicum and prepare a smooth batter. You can add vegetable of your choice as well. 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 or add more semolina. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes. During this time semolina will soak the moisture and 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 degree Celsius. Stir the batter. Add salt, chilli flakes, Pizza seasoning and baking powder to the batter. Mix everything well. Batter should be of pouring consistency.

    Batter after resting

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

    savory semolina muffins before baking

    Once baked, take out the muffins from oven and let them cool completely before serving. Savoury semolina muffins 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 degree Celsius.
    6. Stir the batter. Add salt, chilli flakes, Pizza seasoning and baking powder 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 degree Celsius 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.