Semolina is a coarse flour made from high protein durum wheat. It has a mild and earthy aroma. It has a very gritty and coarse texture. There are many varieties of suji available in the market. However one of the most commonly known varieties is Bombay Rava or sooji. It is made of whole wheat grain which is granulated and refined. It is generally made of a type of wheat called mottai godumai. Another variety is known as Chamba rava, which is an extract of wheat flour.
Make sure to check for mould growth before buying. Check the pack carefully for its use-by date. There are various varieties of sooji in the market today. The best way to ensure to have the right sooji for your recipe is by buying coarse sooji and using a blender, food processor or a spice grinder to get the consistency you desire
Suji has a high content of gluten. People with gluten sensitivity and celiac disease must not consume suji as it may cause reactive effects like nausea, diarrhea, itching, rashes, dizziness or inflammation of the bowel. (1)
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