Turkish Semolina Pudding | Sutlu Irmik Tatlisi

Turkish Semolina Pudding is a soft and delicious pudding made with just a few basic ingredients. The sugar coated walnuts as a garnish is a perfect compliment to the pudding. 

Turkish Semolina Pudding | Sutlu Irmik Tatlisi

Pudding is one of the kind of recipes that I have not worked with much before. I see pudding more as Payasam / Kheer and or the Indian kesari and just satisfy myself with that. I am paired with Mireille for this month’s Recipe Swap Challenge. We have known each other for about 8 years now and had a pleasure of staying in the same state until I moved to Oklahoma. Her blog – The Schizo Chef is filled with many different recipes from all over the world. She adapts to any cuisine as if its her own and her immense research into every cuisine and recipe is marvelous. 

I was at loss to what to choose from Mir’s blog. I was taking my time going through her different categories and that is when this Turkish Semolina Pudding | Sutlu Irmik Tatlisi caught my eyes. We are a big fan of Turkish food and thought why not add one more to my collection. Also since I have not made many puddings before, this recipe sounded very simple for a beginner. 

Turkish Semolina Pudding

What is special about this pudding – 

This Turkish Semolina Pudding is made with just a handful of basic ingredients. I used the Indian fine rava to make this recipe. I am assuming the coarse rava might work as well but it could take a little longer to cook. Since I used fine semolina, it cooked very quickly. I did not change much from Mir’s recipe and followed it almost exactly. I decided to use some sugar coated walnuts instead of plain ones as a garnish and that worked so well. 

To make the walnut garnish, I just toasted some walnuts and sprinkled it with granulated sugar. It melts and coats the walnuts in the heat and it almost becomes like candies nuts but not as sweet as the candy. Just a little sugar went a long way. I would highly recommend using walnuts (with or without the sugar) as a garnish as it compliments the soft texture of the pudding adding a crunch to it. 

Turkish Semolina Pudding

Preparation time – 5 minutes
Cooking time – 15 minutes
Difficulty level – Easy
Recipe adapted from – The Schizo Chef

Ingredients to make Turkish Semolina Pudding – serves 4

  • Semolina – 5 TBSP
  • Sugar – 8 TBSP
  • Butter – 4 TBSP
  • Milk – 2 Cups
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

To make Walnut Garnish – 

  • Walnuts – 10 large piece
  • Granulated sugar – 2 tsp

Turkish Semolina Pudding | Sutlu Irmik Tatlisi

Procedure to make Turkish Semolina Pudding – 

  • In a sauce pan, melt the butter.
  • Add the milk and sugar and mix. Let the milk mixture come to a gentle boil in low to medium flame. 
  • Now slowly add the measured semolina. Reduce the heat and keep stirring the mixture until it thickens. 
  • This takes about 3 to 5 minutes. When the pudding is almost thick, turn off the flame and stir in the vanilla.
  • Carefully pour the pudding into individual serving dish (if using) or a casserole.

How to make Turkish Semolina Pudding

  • Chill it for at least 30 minutes or until the pudding sets. 
  • To make the Walnut Garnish – In the meantime, slightly roast the walnuts in a pan. Sprinkle the suagr evenly over the walnuts and shake it to coat. The sugar will dissolve in the heat and will coat the walnuts. Now turn off the flame and let the walnuts cool in the same pan. It will become crunchy when cool. Evenly chop the walnuts and use it as garnish.

Walnut garnish for semolina pudding

  • To serve – Once the pudding has set, you could invert it on a serving plate and garnish with sugared walnut. If not just serve as is in the individual bowls. 

How to make Turkish Semolina Pudding

How to make Turkish Semolina Pudding
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Turkish Semolina Pudding

Turkish Semolina Pudding is a soft and delicious pudding made with just a few basic ingredients. The sugar coated walnuts as a garnish is a perfect compliment to the pudding. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine Turkish
Keyword How to make Turkish Dessert, How to make Turkish Pudding, How to make Turkish Semolina pudding, Quick and easy pudding, Semolina Pudding
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author Sandhya Ramakrishnan

Ingredients

  • Semolina – 5 TBSP
  • Sugar – 8 TBSP
  • Butter – 4 TBSP
  • Milk – 2 Cups
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

To make Walnut Garnish –

  • Walnuts – 10 large piece
  • Granulated sugar – 2 tsp

Instructions

  1. In a sauce pan, melt the butter.
  2. Add the milk and sugar and mix. Let the milk mixture come to a gentle boil in low to medium flame.
  3. Now slowly add the measured semolina. Reduce the heat and keep stirring the mixture until it thickens.
  4. This takes about 3 to 5 minutes. When the pudding is almost thick, turn off the flame and stir in the vanilla.
  5. Carefully pour the pudding into individual serving dish (if using) or a casserole.

  6. Chill it for at least 30 minutes or until the pudding sets.
  7. To make the Walnut Garnish – In the meantime, slightly roast the walnuts in a pan. Sprinkle the suagr evenly over the walnuts and shake it to coat. The sugar will dissolve in the heat and will coat the walnuts. Now turn off the flame and let the walnuts cool in the same pan. It will become crunchy when cool. Evenly chop the walnuts and use it as garnish.
  8. To serve – Once the pudding has set, you could invert it on a serving plate and garnish with sugared walnut. If not just serve as is in the individual bowls.

15 thoughts on “Turkish Semolina Pudding | Sutlu Irmik Tatlisi

  1. Pudding set so well. It looks like sooji sheera and preparation is almost similar to it. Using only milk must have tasted more like a pudding.

  2. 5 stars
    Pudding can never be boring. And when it’s rich and decadent looking like this semolina pudding, who can resist! I love how delicious the pudding has turned out.

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe sounds so interesting. I think I never tried semolina before. But now I definitely would love to give it a try. I’m saving this recipe.

  4. Wow !!! Love these turkish semolina pudding sandhya ….. Look so delicious and melt in mouth kind of dessert…. with just few ingredients this is really one dish anyine must try

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