Sooji and Rawa are Hindi words for Semolina. Semolina is not only used as a battering ingredient in many Indian dishes, it is also used as the main ingredient in numerous foods, both sweet and savory, like Upma and Rawa Laddoo. For batters a fine version of Sooji is used whereas when it is the main ingredient, it is used in coarser form.
Semolina is the coarse, purified wheat middlings of durum wheat used in making pasta, breakfast cereals, puddings, and couscous. The term semolina is also used to designate coarse middlings from other varieties of wheat, and from other grains, such as rice and maize.