Dumroot is a traditional home-made sweet dish popular among Tanjore Muslims. It used to be baked in an oven heated over a bed of sand. Nowadays it is baked in a convection oven. My grandmother used to bake this on our visits.
What you need
Butter – 250 gm
Condensed milk – 150 ml
Semolina (Sooji) – 350 gm
Sugar – 450 gm
Eggs - 6
Cashews and raisins - 1 cup
Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed vessel until it becomes frothy and changes to a light golden colour.
Fry cashews and raisins in 1 tbsp of ghee.
In a bowl mix together eggs, sugar, condensed milk, sooji, melted butter, cashews and raisin with a spatula.
Pour the mixture in a 10-inch cake tin.
Place in the oven and bake at 220 degree for an hour.
Cool and serve.
(Nazrin Basheer is a homemaker who enjoys painting, photography and baking.)