March 25, 2023

Semovita is made by coarsely grinding durum wheat endosperm (the starchy portion). 

During the milling process, the endosperm is separated from the bran and germ and ground into a coarse, granular texture. 

This yields semolina, which is used in the production of pasta, couscous, and other cuisines.

Procedure

The process of producing semovita begins with the cleaning and milling of durum wheat. The wheat is first cleaned to remove impurities such as dirt, stones, and other debris.

Next, the wheat is passed through a series of rollers or sieves to separate the endosperm from the bran and germ.

The endosperm is then ground into a coarse, granular texture through a process called granulation. This can be done using a durum wheat semolina mill, which typically consists of a series of steel rollers that are adjusted to produce the desired granularity. The semovita is then sieved and separated from the bran.

After the semovita is produced, it can be used to make a variety of foods, such as pasta, couscous, and other semolina-based products. The semolina may be further processed, such as by being enriched with vitamins and minerals, or by being blended with other ingredients like eggs to make pasta dough.

It is also worth noting that semolina is also produced from other grains like corn, but it is less common than durum wheat semovita.

Let’s look at another type

This is often the one we produce at home. It is a combination of corn and cassava.


Ingredients

Corn or guinea corn
Cassava

Material

Knife, Wash basin, dry maize/guinea corn, grinding engine

Procedure

Peel the back of the cassava and throw away. Put the peeled cassava tuber  into a basin containing water

When the  the basin is full wash immediately especially for those cassava harvested in red soil.

Slice the cassava into smaller chunks and dry them under the sun or dry them using dryer

When it is dry take it to where it can be ground and grind it.

In another container, add dry maize/ guinea corn and also grind it. You can also use mortar and pestle to pound, if it is not much or you have the time.

The measurement of  ground cassava to maize/guinea corn should be 1:1.5 i.e if cassava is 1cup, the maize should be 1 and half cup.

Mix as much as can contain this ratio . Use a Spatula to stir to mix properly.

Turn into a container and store in a cool dry place.

How to prepare Semovita for eating with soup

Simply heat water in a small pot
When it starts boiling, gradually add the semovita flour into the boiling water with one hand and stir continuously with the other hand using kitchen spatula.

When you have finished adding the flour to the  boiling water, use one  hand to hold the handle of the pot while you stir continuously with the other hand  until it is smooth and good for eating. Drop it down.

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