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Sanwei Makhin / Burmese Semolina Cake Recipe

Course Cakes, Desserts
Cuisine Burma
Servings 10 Persons


  • Semolina / Rawa - 1/2 cup
  • Brown Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Coconut Milk - 1 cup
  • Vanilla Essence-1 tsp
  • Egg - 2
  • Coconut Oil - 2 tbs
  • Ghee - 2 tbs
  • Golden Raisins - 1/3 cup
  • Sesame Seeds for topping


  • In a sauce pan add 1 tbs of ghee and semolina and roast it until golden and aromatic.
  • Remove from stove and set it aside.
  • Add brown sugar, coconut milk and vanilla essence to the semolina and mix well.
  • Add two eggs to the batter and whisk well so that the eggs are combined thoroughly.
  • Cover and set it aside for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 170°C.
  • Add remaining ghee and heat the semolina mixture and cook on medium flame until it becomes thick and the consistency is like a dough.
  • It shouldn't stick to the sides of the pan.
  • Pour coconut oil in a small loaf tin or a 5" square tin and transfer the dough like mixture to it.
  • Flatten the top and sprinkle sesame seeds uniformly.
  • Bake this in a preheated oven for 40 - 45 minutes.
  • Allow it to cool a bit.
  • Slice it up and serve it warm.