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Semolina Pudding in Instant pot

Saffron flavored rich semolina pudding
Course Dessert
Cuisine South Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories

Ingredients

  • Semolina 1 cup
  • Sugar 2 cups
  • Water 3 cups
  • Ghee 3/4 th cup
  • Saffron 1 pinch dissolved in luke warm water.
  • Cashew nut 1 handful whole nuts
  • Rasins 1 tbsp
  • Cardamom 4 -5 pods powdered

Instructions

  • In 1/3 cup of lukewarm water add the pinch of saffron strands stir and allow it to dissolve
  • * In the instant pot PRESS SAUTE MODE (LESS HEAT MODE)
    Heat half the ghee when it warms up fry the cashew nuts first ,to light brown color then remove then add raisins when it puffs up well remove and keep aside.
  • In the same ghee add the semolina and saute until it releases a nice roasted aroma. The ghee should be HOT this is crucial. The semolina gets a little popcorn effect which adds flavo but reduce heat so semolina is not burnt. Add water only after the semolina is kind of fried. Make sure it does not change color.We are looking for wet sand consistency.
    Now add the three cups of water stir well. No lumps should be there.
    * SWITCH OFF SAUTE MODE then PUT THE INSTANT POT LID
  • * PRESS MANUAL MODE PRESS 4 MINUTES ---> TURN NOZZLE TO SEALING MODE.
    (NOTE : The pressure may not build inside and the float valve may not rise). 
    * AFTER 5 MINUTES SWITCH OFF THE INSTANT POT AND OPEN LID. If at all there is pressure do a quick release.
  • Stir the contents well then immediately add the 2 cups of sugar. The residual heat will melt the sugar instantly. stir well.
    * SWITCH ON INSTANT POT--> PRESSING SAUTE MODE (LESS HEAT MODE)
  • When sugar begins to thicken stir well so it does not scorch at the bottom. Add the saffron soaked (strands and water both) continue stirring
  • Add a tsp or two more of ghee if the semolina pudding is sticking to the bottom.
  • Add cardamom powder, fried cashew nut and raisins. Stir this well for another 2 minutes.
    * SWITCH OFF HEAT IN THE INSTANT POT
  • This semolina pudding can be served immediately. Warm semolina pudding tastes heavenly. Or it can be served in room temperature by molding into any mold or simply scooped.

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Notes

Note :
If semolina changes color it will taste different. 
As the pudding cools down it will become thick and can be cut into square shape if kept in a leveled container.