Semolina is the coarse, purified wheat middlings of durum wheat used in making pasta, breakfast cereals, puddings, and couscous. Semolina flour is pale-yellow in colour, high in gluten and used traditionally to make pasta, pizza, bread and biscuit doughs etc. It is also very commonly used it to make the Indian Savoury breakfast staple called Sooji and also the North Indian speciality, sweetened halwa or Sheera.
Cottage cheese in spinach gravy, Heera Palak Paneer is the easy way to enjoy this Indian favourite. The creamy dairy taste of the paneer (hard Indian cheese) is offset by the mushy textured taste of the palak (spinach). Simply heat on the hob or in a microwave and serve hot.
This delicious dish comes from Punjab region of Northern India. This dish does not have turmeric. To give it it's authentic dark colour, you can add a tsp. tea leaves tied in muslin while boiling. This dish goes well with puri, roti, naan or rice.