Monday, January 25, 2010

Sheera - Sweet Comforts: Sugar High Friday #61

Sheera (Sweet Semolina) is generally the desert made at lot of Indian homes for occasions, be it a special one like Satyanarayanchi Pooja or dinner of Sheera Puri which is a must for Simantpujan ( the rituals that take place on eve of wedding).
It is a simple sweet dish which is easy to make and the ingredients that are required are generally ones which are easily available in most Indian homes.

Though I don't have a sweet tooth, Sheera remains one of the few deserts that I at times venture eating. Especially the sheera which is given as prasad during Satyanarayan Puja is sometime that I find hard to resist.

For Sheera prepared for Satyanarayan Pooja, all the ingredients listed below are to be taken in equal measure of 1 and 1/4 cups. Banana is also added to the sheera and few strands of saffron can be added to give it royal look.

Here's how I made Sheera at our home -

Ingredients -

  • Rava /Semolina / Sooji - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup ( more or less as per individual taste and preference)
  • Ghee - 1/2 cup
  • Cloves / Lavang / Laung- 2/3
  • Mixture of Water and milk - 1 and 1/2 cups
  • Nutmeg / Jaiphal powder - 1/4 teaspoon

For garnishing -

  • Cashews - 4/5
  • Almonds - 4/5

Method -

  1. Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan / kadhai .Add cloves/ lavang for flavour.
  2. Then, add rava and roast the rava/Semolina / Sooji till it turns brown and your kitchen is filled with its lovely aroma.
  3. Heat the mixture of water and milk till the mixture is warm (do not boil).
  4. After the rava/Semolina / Sooji is finely roasted in ghee, add warm water and milk mixture.
  5. Stir the mixture well and cover it with lid for couple of minutes.
  6. When the mixture is properly cooked, add sugar and stir the mixture continuously.
  7. Cover with a lid and let it cook for some minutes.
  8. Switch off the gas and add nutmeg powder for fragrance.
  9. Garnish with cashews and almonds.
  10. Sheera is ready to be served.

This lovely sheera goes to Sugar High Friday #61 : Sweet Comforts hosted at A Merrier World

Sugar High Friday (SHF) was created by Jennifer, the Domestic Goddess and is a monthly desserts extravaganza.

32 comments:

ruchikacooks said...

Sweet! Kesari(sheera) is easy sweet nah?

Rujuta said...

@ Ruchika cooks : Hi! yeah.... easy and yet deliciously yummy....

Ms.Chitchat said...

Ever hit sheera. Lovely recipes and a nice photo to go alongwith it.

Chitchat

Sheetal Kiran said...

Sheera with lavang ... that's so new to me! Im going to try that the next time :D looks beautiful, Rujuta!

sayantani said...

Sheera is my alltime quick fix for my major sweet cravings. isnt it great to have something delicious in a jiffy. looks perfect!

kitchen queen said...

lovely sheera with a nice click.You have a nice blog.you can visit my blog and give ur comments.

Rujuta said...

@ Ms.Chitchat : Thanks... Its all time favourite

@ Sheetal Kiran : do try with lavang... gives amazing flavour

@Sayantani : Thanks:)

@ Kitchen Queen: Welcome to my blog.. Hope to see you in future too

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving encouraging comments. I was having some issues with my comment box(it has been fixed now) . Lovely Sheera with a nice click. Hope to see u more Rujuta .
Happy republic day
Deepa

Jagruti said...

hey rujuta

delectabe and mouthwatering sheera..looks very colourful..:))

cheers

Joy Of Cooking

Vinaya said...

you are so right rujuta..nothing can beat satyanarayan puja sheera!!Yours looks so rich and delicious :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats one of my fav sweet dish,looks yummy rujuta..

Rujuta said...

@ deepa and tanu from hamaree rasoi, Jagruti, Vinaya and Sushma :

Thanks guys so much.... really appreciate your lovely feedback

Kate said...

This looks rich and comforting!
Thanks for entering Sugar High Friday :-)

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! Sheera looks so yummy..you have a lovely space..am following you Dear..Do drop in at my blog too :-)

(Nithubala-recipes.blogspot.com)

Rujuta said...

@ Nithu Bala : Welcome to my blog.. Thanks for your lovely words... Will definately visit your blog...

Nithu Bala said...

Thank you Dear for the lovely comments and for joining my blog..I love all your recipes..

Preety said...

i have a big sweet tooth so this is my all time fav but i never added milk in mine , will try this next time when making

Usha said...

This is one of my favorites, looks yum and inviting !

Priya said...

Delicious sheera, thanks for ur encouraging words Rujuta..

Parita said...

Yummy and delicious looking Sheera!

shanthi said...

This is quick and yummy. Do visit my blog when time permits.http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow....simple and delectable...

Asha said...

Lovely looking sweet, love it.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

First time here..You have a lovely space....Sheera looks amazing..absolutely mouthwatering...visit us whenever time permits..

indosungod said...

Of course they do make make an occasion special. I like the texture of the sheera you have here.

Padhu said...

We prepare Rava Kesari in a similar way with slight changes.New here .
Do drop by http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/
when time permits.

Malar Gandhi said...

Sheera looks absolutely mouthwatering, yummmilious:)

Rujuta said...

@ Kate : Thanks for hosting the event. I enjoyed participating :)

Rujuta said...

Thanks everyone for your kind words..... motivates me to blog better.......

Ramya Manja said...

Bumped in here through foodie blog,I must say u have an amazing space here,new n interesting recipes...Sheera is my fav dessert currently,love the richness with ghee and milk...

Great Entry...
Keep Rocking...

Rujuta said...

@ Ramya : Welcome to my blog... Glad you liked it

james said...

sweet post. nice info thank for sharing.

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