MATRIMONY SWEET (SEMOLINA AND COCONUT SWEET)

MATRIMONY SWEET (SEMOLINA AND COCONUT SWEET)

This sweet was prepared in the olden days by the Bride’s Mother on the eve of her wedding and all the members of the extended family would feed the bride bits of this sweet and wish her a long and happy married life. The sweet signified all the good things in life. This custom has since gone out of vogue and hardly anyone remembers the recipe for this sweet nor its significance. This is my own recipe for the Matrimony Sweet

 

Serves 6    Preparation and Cooking time 45 minutes
Ingredients
2 cups grated coconut
1 cup roasted fine Semolina  
3 cups sugar
1 cup full cream milk
1cup condensed milk
2 teaspoons ghee
½ teaspoon almond essence

 

Melt the sugar with the milk and condensed milk in a thick bottomed vessel. Add the grated coconut and mix well. Cook till the coconut is soft. Add the semolina, almond essence and ghee and mix well. Simmer on low heat till the mixture becomes thick and leaves the sides of the vessel. Pour on to a greased plate and cut into squares.

 

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