Aflatoon-Southasian Sweet Cake is very famous in southeast countries. The first thing that hits your tongue is a wave of ghee, warm and mellow and swathing. Then the cashews, Then, a gush of mawa. The aflatoon is appropriately named – it is indeed peerless.
Perhaps the most famous Aflatoon in Mumbai is made by Suleman Mithaiwala on Muhammad Ali Road. Their website tells us that “this mouthwatering sweet is made of mawa, eggs, sugar, rawa, mix ghee (normal + pure ghee) and dry fruits”; it’s quite hard to finish a bar of it! Source – FOOD NDTV
Today we are making our own version of Aflatoon at home. It is very easy to make and versatile enough to make it your own.
The ingredients for this Aflatoon-Southasian Sweet Cake is mawa, ghee (clarified butter) sugar, semolina (suji) and nutmeg powder. You decorate it with dry fruits like a raisin, pistachio or cashew. To make things easier we used full cream milk powder instead of mawa.
What is Semolina?
Semolina is the coarse, purified wheat middlings of durum wheat mainly used in making upma, pasta, and couscous. The word semolina can also refer to sweet dessert made from semolina and milk. The term semolina is also used to designate coarse middlings from other varieties of wheat, and from other grains, such as rice and maize.
You will probably be able to find semolina in your regular grocery store, right next to the all-purpose flour.
Health Benefit of Semolina
Semolina is high in protein, with almost 6 grams per serving! It is also rich in B vitamins, including folate and thiamine, which help create energy and support brain function. Semolina flour can be enriched, meaning that food manufacturers re-add nutrients that were lost during the processing of the durum wheat grain. Semolina also benefits weight management, heart health, and digestive system.
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