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Semolina Pudding Syrian Mamouniyeh

Mamouniyeh - Syrian Semolina Pudding

  • Author: Samara K.
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Mamouniyeh is a delicious, sweet semolina pudding that's warm and velvety. This Syrian dish makes the perfect comfort breakfast or traditional dessert. 


Units Scale

Semolina Pudding

  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1/4 cup ghee (or butter)
  • 4-5 cups water (and/or milk)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange blossom water

For the Topping (Your Choice Of):

  • 1/2 cup nuts of choice (pistachio, almonds, and/or pine nuts)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • string cheese


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon of ghee/butter in a pan and toast the nuts until golden brown. Transfer to a bowl or plate and set aside for the topping.
  2. In a medium-sized pot, add the sugar, water, and orange blossom water and dissolve the sugar in medium-high heat. Once the sugar dissolves and starts bubbling, immediately lower the heat. Let it sit while you toast the semolina.
  3. In the same pan you used to toast the nuts, melt the remaining 1/4 cup of ghee/butter. Once it's melted, add the semolina and stir continuously until golden brown. It should take on a caramel color. 
  4. Once your semolina takes on a nice color, add it to the pot where your sugar-water mixture is sitting and turn the heat back up to medium-high. You'll want to stir constantly as to not get any lumps. This should take around 7-8 minutes.
  5. As soon as your pudding thickens, pour immediately into a big bowl or into smaller individual bowls.
  6. Garnish with nuts, cream, or cheese.


  • Serve warm.
  • As it cools, the pudding will thicken and take the shape of anything you put it in.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 368
  • Sugar: 33.9 g
  • Sodium: 77 mg
  • Fat: 14.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8.6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 56.5 g
  • Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 22 mg

Keywords: mamouniyeh, syrian cuisine, syrian breakfast, semolina pudding, middle eastern cuisine, middle eastern recipes, middle eastern breakfast, middle eastern dessert, semolina recipe

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