Koeksister (South Africa) & Semolina Pudding (Turkey) - 2 Desserts

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About Koeksister (South Africa) & Semolina Pudding (Turkey) - 2 Desserts

I have displayed 2 desserts. 'Koeksister' is a South African dessert which is a twisted or a braided shape like a plait and the 'Semolina Pudding' is a Turkish style dessert. I have made a few changes as per our Indian flavours. These are Eggless dessert recipes.
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Recipe Time & More

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Served AsBrunch
Servings - 2


  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour or dough koeksister dessert for dough preparation
  • Sorghum flour - 1 tablespoon, or jowar jowar
  • 1 pinch Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • to Water or dough as required prepare stiff puri dough
  • 1 cup Sugar Syrup or sugar for sugar
  • 2 drops Vanilla Essence
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg Powder
  • to Oil fry
  • 1 tbsp Sugar Syrup or garnishing, or honey for garnishing honey and as required
  • 1 cup Semolina pudding roasted
  • 2 tbsp Vermicelli roasted
  • 2 tbsp Grated Carrot
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Clarified Butter or ghee ghee
  • 2 cup Water
  • Garnishing almonds and grated carrot, or raisins for raisins


  • For Koeksister Dessert - Sift all purpose flour, Jowar flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Now Prepare the dough by adding hot vegetable oil, water. Note that the dough must be stiff by kneading it well.
  • Keep the dough in the refrigerator for 15 minutes by covering it with a thin cloth.
  • Meanwhile, prepare sugar syrup by combining the sugar and water in a saucepan which is over a medium-high heat. Also place a cinnamon stick in this heating mixture. Add a pinch nutmeg powder, vanilla essence to this.
  • Stir it well until it turns into a string consistency. Now, remove from the flame and keep it aside.
  • Make a chapati of thickness 1 inch and cut it carefully into 3 thin strips (but not through the top). The ends on the top must be Pinched together. Now press the cut ends together firmly. Braid it into plaits. Fry them in oil till it turns golden bro
  • Immerse the prepared plaits into the sugar syrup for 2 minutes. Garnish the plaits with honey.
  • Preparation of Semolina Pudding (Another Dessert) - Take a saucepan, pour water, almond milk and boil it.
  • Add vermicelli, semolina and grated carrot and let it cook for sometime.
  • Once it is cooked, add sugar, cardamom powder and clarified butter. Stir well until it is thoroughly cooked.
  • Garnish with ghee roasted raisins, almonds and carrots. Refrigerate for 15 mins & serve chilled.
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  1. First of all I love the presentation..and knowing about the dessert is quite fasinating. Amazed that jowar flour can be used in the dessert.5 stars

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