Sooji Balls Recipe


For sooji balls:

1 cup rava / suji / semolina, coarse

3 tsp oil

1 chilli, finely chopped

1 inch ginger, finely chopped

2½ cup water

½ tsp salt

¼ cup coconut, grated

For tempering:

3 tsp oil

1 tsp mustard

½ tsp cumin / jeera

½ tsp urad dal

½ tsp chana dal

5 cashew / kaju, halves

few curry leaves

1 dried red chilli

¼ tsp turmeric

¼ tsp kahmiri red chilli powder

¼ tsp salt

2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

2 tsp lemon juice


1.Firstly, in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and saute 1 chilli and 1 inch ginger.pour in 2½ cup water.Also, add ½ tsp salt and ¼ cup coconut. mix well.Get the water to a rapid boil.

2.Keeping the flame on low start adding roasted rava slowly, stirring continuously.Cover and cook for 3 minutes or until the rava turns soft and fluffy.Knead the dough for 5 minutes and prepare small balls.Steam for 10 minutes.

3.Further in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and add tempering ingredients.Now add ¼ tsp turmeric, ¼ tsp chilli powder and ¼ tsp salt.

4.Furthermore, add steamed rava balls and mix gently.Also, add 2 tbsp coriander and 2 tsp lemon juice. mix well.Finally, enjoy suji balls / rava balls with spicy chutney.