Mango Semolina Pudding


Semolina pudding (sooji payesh) is a very special Indian (Bengali) dessert. My mum makes the most delicious semolina pudding- this dessert reminds me of my childhood! It is my hubby’s favourite Bengali dessert and it always brings a smile on his face. I thought I should try a variation of the traditional sweet dish- added some mango to it. I am very happy with the twist ‘mango sooji payesh’ and wanted to share the recipe!

  • Cuisine: Indian (Bengali)
  • Serves: 6
  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes


Whole milk 2 cups

Granulated sugar 1/4 cup

Mango pulp 2/3 cup

Semolina 2 tablespoons

Cardamom powder 4-5

Cashews 7-8

Raisins 1 tablespoon


1. Pour 2 cups of milk in a pan and bring it to a boil. Reduce the flame and keep stirring constantly until it thickens (almost reduced to half.

2. Add 2 tablespoons of semolina in a separate pan and saute’ until slightly reddish in colour.

3. Add the semolina to the milk and bring it to a boil.

4. Add the sugar and stir it well.

5. Add the mango pulp, cashews, raisins and cardamom powder. Mix it properly and switch off the gas. Let it cool down and then put it in a bowl in the fridge.

6. Extremely tasty mango semolina pudding is ready to be served.

Hope you all enjoy it! Please share and leave a comment if you like this recipe.


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