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Ma’amoneyah, semolina pudding

Ma’amoneyah, semolina Pudding Recipe or semolina porridge is a delicious breakfast or dessert garnished with nuts, cinnamon or dried fruits.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Syrian
Diet: Halal
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Amira


  • 1 cup semolina flour
  • 3 Tablespoons butter , unsalted.
  • 1 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.


  • 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.
  • The original recipe uses 2 cups of sugar which I've found too sweet for our liking, so I cut back on it to only 1 cup.
  • You can use vegan butter or oil for a vegan version.
  • Some people use half water and half milk for more richness.


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg