How to preserve Sooji (semolina) for long

How to preserve Sooji (semolina) for long

 

 

How to preserve Sooji (semolina) for long | Easy way to preserve semolina for long time | How to store and preserve suji with step by step instructions

 

How to preserve sooji (semolina) for long

 

 

This post is all about how to preserve Sooji (semolina) for long, in a convenient way at home without using a drop of oil.

Did you know how to store sooji/suji/rava/semolina at home for long time?

Sooji also known as suji or semolina, is a common ingredient used in many homes of Indian kitchens.

Be it Upma, Semolina/sooji coconut cakeMango semolina/sooji cake or to make halwa, sooji always comes handy.

So let’s talk about how to preserve it for long time without much of effort with very easy and convenient method.

 

How to preserve Sooji (semolina) for long, an easy way

To save time for the rushed morning hours, i just dry roast sooji in a pan, in advance and then store it in an air tight container for later use.

This method of dry roasting doesn’t need a drop of oil. Moreover it saves a lot of your precious morning time. If you have roasted sooji handy, you can prepare many breakfast dishes from it.

For example to make South Indian delicacy Upma, one has to spend a good amount of time in roasting sooji, which is an essential step.

So here this step of dry roasting the sooji in advance comes really handy.

 

How to dry roast sooji in a pan?

First of all sieve the semolina to get rid of any impurities, bugs or worms.

After that you can dry roast sooji in a pan. Just heat a thick bottom pan and roast the sooji in small batches on slow flame.

Continue to stir sooji in between till it achieves beautiful light brown color all over.

Remember not to over crowd the pan or else sooji might not get roasted properly.

Once roasted properly sooji turns little crisp and of free flowing consistency, transfer this to a plate and let it cool down completely. Likewise, roast another batch of sooji till it gets over.

Store this in an airtight container. It remains fresh for weeks to come.

 

How long this roasted sooji stays good?

The dry roasted sooji can stay good for up to three to four weeks, if stored properly in an air-tight container and it doesn’t come into contact with moisture.

In addition to that, if you don’t use semolina frequently, you can store this in fridge or freezer also.

 

What are the benefits of roasted sooji?

It stays good for weeks, the process of dry roasting extends the shelf life.

The process of roasting keeps bugs and worms at bay.

It comes handy when you want to cook something impromptu so it speeds up the cooking process.

 

How to preserve Sooji (semolina) for long at home with step by step instructions

 

To begin with, place a thick bottom pan/kadai or a non stick pan on the gas stove on low flame.

Once the pan is heated, add small batch of sooji and dry roast it on low flame by continuously stirring it on frequent intervals.

With the help of silicon or wooden spatula stir the sooji. Keep stirring it so that it doens’t get burnt.

 

Collage showing roasting process for semolina (sooji) in a pan

 

 

Once done transfer this on a plate to cool. Continue to roast another batch of sooji until it gets over.

Once cool down completely, store in an airtight container for further use.

Follow this incredibly easy way to dry roast sooji at home and make dishes of your choice as this will save your time and effort.

Happy Cooking!

 

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How to preserve Sooji (semolina) for long

This post is all about how to preserve Sooji (semolina) for long, in a convenient way at home without using a drop of oil.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Cooking tips
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: how to preserve sooji for long, how to store suji at home, semolina
Author: Lata Lala

Ingredients

  • 500 grams Sooji / rava /Semolina
  • A non-stick pan Preferably heavy bottom pan / kadai
  • A wooden or silicon spatula

Instructions

  • To begin with, place a thick bottom pan/kadai or a non stick pan on the gas stove on low flame.
  • Once the pan is heated, add small batch of sooji and dry roast it on low flame by continuously stirring it on frequent intervals.
  • With the help of silicon or wooden spatula stir the sooji. Keep stirring it so that it doens't get burnt.
  • Once done transfer this on a plate to cool. Continue to roast another batch of sooji until it gets over.
  • Once cool down completely, store in an airtight container for further use.
  • Follow this incredibly easy way to dry roast sooji at home and make dishes of your choice as this will save your time and effort.
  • Happy Cooking!

 

 

 

 

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