Semolina is a deliciously warming, nourishing meal that deeply pacifies the Vata dosha. It makes for a heavenly breakfast or afternoon snack during the peak Vata season of mid-late Autumn and early Winter. Semolina can be part of a Vata-pacifying diet generally, but be mindful if you are Pitta or Kapha inclined, to consume it minimally due to its warming and heavy property. I often make this meal for my two little ones in the evening as their supper in replacement of a warm milk drink. It nourishes an active body, aids in healthy tissue growth and calms little bodies ready for sleep. This bowl of soothing goodness can also be used as an introductory food for babies starting solids, just either mash or finely cut the raisins/sultanas before adding to the recipe. Semolina is a wheat product that can be easily sourced at health food stores and supermarkets. I would highly recommend purchasing a coarsely-ground, organic and unrefined product if possible.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
600 ml whole, unhomogenised organic milk
1/2 -1 tsp cinnamon,
1/2 - 1 tsp cardamom
A small handful raisins or sultanas
4 tbsp semolina
1 tsp of ghee - this is optional, however especially beneficial if being made for children, toddlers and babies.
Use a medium sized saucepan to add the milk, spices, raisins/sultanas and ghee if desired.
Turn the stove to a medium/high heat and commence stirring the milk occasionally, until just below boil.
Add the semolina and stir consistently as the the milk begins to boil.
As the milk boils, the mixture will thicken, similar to a custard.
Once thickened, turn off the heat immediately.
Serve warm and add a drizzle of maple syrup or honey if desired. Delicious!
With love and light,
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