Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sheera/Semolina Sweet

Usually Sheera done during puja and offering to god is made with banana.

For lighter version you can replace milk with half water and half milk.
1/2 cup Rawa/Sooji/Semolina
1/4 cup Ghee
1 1/4 cup cup Whole fat Milk
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup Sugar
Assorted nuts
1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
few strands saffron (optional)
Banana (optional)

English Version 

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Konkani Version








Method:
  1. Heat the ghee in a saucepan and saute the sooji/semolina till it is toasty and fragrant. This should be done on a low flame to avoid burning.
  2. Meanwhile, mix water and whole fat milk together till it is simmering. Add the saffron strands, if using.
  3. Add the nuts and raisins and saute for a minute more.
  4. Add the sugar to the toasted sooji/semolinaand stir together after putting off the flame.
  5. Take sooji/semolina on gas stove and pour in the hot water/milk, take care as it will boil and start spluttering and stir constantly for several minutes till the sooji/Semolina is separated from each other.
  6. Cover and cook for another 3-4 minutes until all liquid evoparates and it is fluffy.
  7. Put off the gas stove and Stir in the cardamom.
  8. Serve warm, topped with ripe banana slices, if desired.


If you have constipation then add more milk or water to get porridge consistency. Add black raisins, 2 tbsp of fresh ginger juice or 1 tsp of soonth/dry ginger powder.
If you have cough and cold then replace milk with water. Do not add dry fruits.
Add Add black raisins, 2 tbsp of fresh ginger juice or 1 tsp of soonth/dry ginger powder.
When adding cardmom powder add 1 tsp of licorice/jethi madh powder.

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