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.
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.
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
- Rava Dosa
Finally, let us get down to recipe of Indian savory semolina muffin made of roasted semolina with wheat bran.
|Grated carrot||½ 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)|
|Chili flakes||1 tsp|
|Baking soda||1 tsp|
|Pizza seasoning||1 tsp|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once baked, take out the muffins from oven and let them cool completely before serving. Savoury semolina muffins are ready.