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Semolina Porridge (Mannaya Kasha)

December 17th, 2011 in Main Dishes, No-meat by
Total cooking time: 20min
Semolina Porridge (Mannaya Kasha)

Mannaya Kasha is one of foods associated for russian people with their childhood. When I was little I was always told it is rich on nutrients and required for healthy kid growth – every kid knew that to grow strong and healthy they need to finish up their plate with semolina porridge.

Just as a note: while researching for proper translation for this recipe, I stumbled on information that semolina porridge isn’t recommended for kids younger than 3 years (which was new to me) as it contains high amount of gluten and also phytin. But because it also has a lot of proteins and high content of vitamins E and B1 it is very good for kids after 3 year old who have no gluten intolerance.

While cooking it is important to stir mannaya kasha all the time (I use whisk for this and it helps a lot), or you will get clots and no kid likes them in their mannaya kasha.

Ingredients:


How to prepare, step-by-step:

  1. Prepare ingredients:
    Semolina Porridge (Mannaya Kasha) Recipe: Step 1
    Semolina Porridge (Mannaya Kasha) Recipe: Step 1
  2. Pour milk into small cooking pot, add sugar:
    Semolina Porridge (Mannaya Kasha) Recipe: Step 2
    Semolina Porridge (Mannaya Kasha) Recipe: Step 2
  3. And butter:
    Semolina Porridge (Mannaya Kasha) Recipe: Step 3
    Semolina Porridge (Mannaya Kasha) Recipe: Step 3
  4. Put on moderate burner and bring to boil, stir from time to time:
    Semolina Porridge (Mannaya Kasha) Recipe: Step 4
    Semolina Porridge (Mannaya Kasha) Recipe: Step 4
  5. Remove cooking pot from burner and gradually stir all semolina flour in using a whisk:
    Semolina Porridge (Mannaya Kasha) Recipe: Step 5
    Semolina Porridge (Mannaya Kasha) Recipe: Step 5
  6. Put cooking pot back on burner, continuously stirring with a whisk bring it back to boil, and remove again, continue to stir until kasha gains desired thickness:
    Semolina Porridge (Mannaya Kasha) Recipe: Step 6
    Semolina Porridge (Mannaya Kasha) Recipe: Step 6
  7. Pour to bowls:
    Semolina Porridge (Mannaya Kasha) Recipe: Step 7
    Semolina Porridge (Mannaya Kasha) Recipe: Step 7
  8. If desired pour some seedless berry jam over (warm it up in microwave to make it liquid if needed), it will adds berry taste to semolina porridge:
    Semolina Porridge (Mannaya Kasha)
    Semolina Porridge (Mannaya Kasha)
Enjoy!

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Diana N

My 4 yo daughter loves mannaia kasha,, she eats it every day, she is sooo picky ,, so I was trying to look up if semolina porridge is healthy,, thank God , bcz evrth else she eats is not very healthy, she s been eating manka since 2 years of age when she was weaned from the breast..

Pooja S

very nice recipe

Nonna

I also was born in the US. My mum gave us mannaya kasha for breakfast a lot. I’ve changed her recipe a bit though. I add brown sugar, maple syrup (real stuff, not flavoured), pinches of cardamom & nutmeg. My kids love it & they’re teenagers now & still eat it.

gin

Instead of sugar, i use tablespoon of maple syrup or honey. Once milk is warm enough (never boiling), I add semolina and keep it on low heat stirring constantly. I also add dry fruit and berries instead of jam, to cut down on sugar.

Lou

IT’S ALSO A MAURITIAN DISH.WHY DO YOU REMOVE THE POT FROM HEAT BEFORE ADDING SEMOLINA? TO AVOID GETTING LUMPS?