Sweet Semolina Balls

By PaisleyJade - Monday, September 13, 2010

If you look through my list of recipes you might just notice that I have a bit of a sweet tooth (a 'bit' being a major understatement).   For some very strange reason, lately I have been craving Semolina balls - the kind that our Indian neighbour sometimes used to pop over to our house with (hi Ramiza!). They're not too sweet - and very tasty.

Do you think I could find a recipe on-line that I had the ingredients for?  Nope - so I wrote my own recipe. 

I even put on my paisley shawl from Israel to get into the "Indian recipe" mood. 

Presenting: "Kristy's super simple European version of Indian Sweet Semolina Balls". 

2 cups semolina (finely ground)
1 cup shredded coconut 
1 cup icing sugar
2-3 tablespoons powdered milk
70 grams sliced almonds (traditionally cashews are used)
175mls melted butter 
Vanilla essence

To a large bowl, add the dry ingredients, making sure to sift the icing sugar.  To the dry ingredients add the melted butter and a few drops of vanilla essence.

Mix together well, then using a tablespoonful of mixture, roll the mixture into firm balls with your hands (you might need to really squeeze the mixture together) and place on a plate or tray in the refrigerator to cool.  Makes approximately 30 balls.  Store in refrigerator in air tight container.

I love these - although some of you may not (they aren't as sweet as chocolate truffles or coconut ice).  You can get creative by adding additional ingredients to 'liven' them up a bit. 


p.s. whenever I photograph my baking, there is often a little someone quietly waiting to the side for a sample. Cute!

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  1. Anonymous2:12 pm

    These look oh so yummy, but will not fit in with the "diet" plan right now!!!
    I will have to return to these another day
    Love the pic of the little one to the side...so true eh?
    and so loven' that GORGEOUS scarf...amazing!

    love and light

  2. Maybe I can make these after I've lost 5 pounds. They look divine!

  3. ha ha you crack me up.

  4. Mmm, they look really good!!

  5. Those look super yummy. Do you think they could be made without the milk powder? Or could I use something in place of it? (avoid dairy whenever possible..)

  6. YUMYUM they look DELISH! Might just have to try that recipe me thinks! Great meeting you the other day by the way. Haha it's weird coz it feels like we've already met :-)

  7. Anonymous7:48 pm

    These don't really seem like my thing, but I did want to tell you I regularly make your "best ever" chocolate cake for my husband to take to work, and all the hungry men at the sawmills love it!

  8. ha , very cute

    they look yum

  9. These look so yummy and also easy to make. I have such a sweet tooth too - so addicted to sugar! I need to check out some of your other recipes from the list.

    Have a lovely day,

  10. YUM!! I think these might even be gluten free???
    Might have to get me some semolina...

  11. Wow! VERY clever--might need to give it a go! Love your pics (and that little someone waiting in the background) super cute! :)

  12. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm now a follower of yours and I'll be back! :)

  13. Anonymous4:24 pm

    Thank you for your comment on my blog...waiting for the pics of ur granny stripes blanket :)

  14. Wow. Yum. I saw your comment on skinnedknees and thought I would check out your blog. Amazing posts! Do you take the pictures yourself? They are beautiful...I can almost taste the treats :)


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