|Alternative names||Sheera, sooji halwa|
|Type||Indian desserts, Breakfast|
|Place of origin||India|
|Region or state||Indian subcontinent|
|Main ingredients||semolina, sugar, ghee, milk|
Sajjige is a semolina based Indian sweet that originated in India. Several variants of this dish are available under other names in various parts of India. For instance, in Maharashtra, it is called sheera and in North India it is called sooji (suji) halwa. It is also served in Europe and United States as semolina pudding.
Sajjige is a Cuisine of India and a kesar/saffron flavoured variation of this is the Kesari sheera. Sajjige is served as a breakfast or a dessert item. The normal variety though is unflavoured and prepared with just semolina, sugar, ghee, and milk.
As it is easy to prepare, it is often favoured as a breakfast item, especially with pooris, in other parts of India. This dish is known to have several health benefits.
It is also offered as a prasad during Hindu puja rituals, such as in the Satyanarayana Puja. Sajjige occasionally includes fruits such as bananas and pineapple.
In Medieval Arab cuisine, semolina was cooked with water, honey, camphor, saffron, and sesame oil.
In 14th century Spain, semolina was cooked with almond milk, oil and optionally saffron for coloring.
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