To start this section of my blog, I am posting a sweet dish, ravyacha Sheera aka sooji ka halwa …so on and so forth in our sweet Indian languages. No meal is complete without a sweet dish, as sweet is one of the five basic tastes and is regarded very pleasurable universally. I can’t resist the rich,pleasurable taste that is sweet….I mean have a higher threshold for sugar.
So here’s to my sheera recipe…
Rava(Semolina) 1 cups
Sugar 3/4 cups
Clarified butter 3 tablespoons
Water/ milk approx. 1 cups(I like making my sheera in milk)
Dry fruits like sliced almonds, cashew nuts halved and raisins(add as little or more you like)
Saffron a pinch.
Cardomom powder a pinch.
1.Roast the rava with the clarified butter in a heated pan till it releases a lovely aroma and is lightly gold in colour.
2. Heat the milk/ water in the microwave/stove.
3.Pour it in the roasted semolina and add crushed saffron, cardamom powder as well. Let it cook with a cover on the pan.
4.Lower the heat. Stir in the sugar and cover it with lid for a couple of minutes. This time will give it the right consistency.
5. Add the dry fruits, mix well and cover. Sheera is ready to serve.
Tip: Mash up a banana and stir it in while it is hot.