Oundé Gréo – Semolina Balls

Oundé Gréo - Semolina Balls
Oundé Gréo – Semolina Balls

Ingredients for about 20 semolina balls:

  • 200 g of semolina
  • 125 g of sugar
  • 35 g of dry raisins
  • 10 g of chopped almonds
  • 5 cardamom buds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom powder
  • 25 g of ghee
  • 550 ml of water
  • 50 g of coconut powder


Grill the semolina in a pan over low heat while stirring, be careful because it burns quickly. Reserve.

In a deep saucepan, put the ghee to heat. Crush the cardamom seeds lightly without exploding them too much. Add the cardamom seeds, cinnamon, dry raisins and stir for 5 minutes. Add water and sugar and bring to a boil. Boil over medium heat for 5 minutes. 

Remove the cardamom seeds and the cinnamon stick. Pour the semolina, the cardamom powder and the almonds and cook over low heat while stirring. As soon as the semolina has absorbed all the water, stop stirring and cook for another 3 minutes it's ready. 

Let cool a little before making small balls. In a deep plate put the coconut powder and pass the semolina balls in the coconut. Taste immediately with tea or keep them in an airtight box so that the oundé keep their freshness for 2-3 days.

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