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Ma’amoneyah, semolina pudding

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Syrian
Servings: 5 people
Author: Amira


  • 1 cup semolina flour.
  • 3 Tablespoons butter , unsalted.
  • 2 cups granulated sugar.
  • 4 cups water.
  • Ground pistachios , almonds, cinnamon for garnishing.


  • In a pot over low heat, melt butter, add semolina and keep stirring to roast semolina until it is lightly golden. Will approximately take from 10-13 minutes.
  • Meanwhile in another pot over medium heat, pour water and sugar, stir to combine and bring to a boil. Let it simmer until the semolina is done.
  • Carefully add the sugar syrup to the semolina, stir constantly until mixture thicken to a pudding consistency. Turn off heat .
  • Pour into a single platter or into small single serving plates. Garnish with nuts and cinnamon.
  • Serve and enjoy!!


This dish is usually served hot as a breakfast accompanied by some cheese. I’ve served mine with a dollop of sour cream to cut back on its sweetness a notch. Also I serve this dish as a dessert and not in breakfast.