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*Semolina(Sooji/Rava) Sheera

Semolina(Sooji/Rava) Sheera

Semolina sheera is a favorite in our Indian households,mostly prepared during festivals and puja. But for those who love it,they don't need to wait for either of these to eat it...... :) Such is the case in my house,my hubby likes this sheera very much. So Rava sheera is made more often compared to any other sweet.

It is basically made from semolina and milk. Its a bit heavy because of the added ghee,but sometimes you should just forget about your weight and enjoy such delicacies...hehehe!!! So what are we waiting for,lets get to work.

Ingredients :

  • Semolina (Sooji/Rava) - 2 cups
    Ghee - 3 tbsp
    Sugar - 2 cups
    Milk - 2 cups
  • Water- 1 cup
    Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
    Cashewnuts -1 tbsp

Method:

  • Take Ghee in a non stick pan and add Semolina to it. Roast until semolina turns golden brown. (Take care not to burn semolina).

  • Continue for 2-3 minutes on a low flame.

  • Remove the roasted semolina in a plate.
  • In the same pan roast the cashewnuts and keep them aside.

    Now take milk and sugar in a pan and bring to a boil.Add cardamom powder and keep it on a low flame.

    Slowly add semolina to the above milk mixture, stir the mixture well with a spatula and avoid any lump formation.

    Add the cashews to this mixture and cook it till the ghee separates from the semolina.

    Serve in a bowl.You can decorate it as per your liking.

Serves: 4

This recipe is making its way to 4 events:

Yummy Festival Feasts - Diwali hosted by Pallavi of All Thingz Yummy .

JFI - Festival Treats hosted by Srivalli of Cooking 4 All Seasons.

The Saas, Bahu Aur Sensex Contest hosted by Nags of Edible Garden.You can check the movie website here.

Satisfy your sweet tooth event hosted by Sudeshna of Here I cook blog.

27 comments:

Laavanya said...

Yummy, Simple & Pretty too :)

Uma said...

ooh, looks so delicious. Beautiful presentation.

srikars kitchen said...

LOoks delicious... nice click....

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

mmm yummy..we call it kesari.

LG said...

Sheera looks yumm ..and pretty arrangement of fruits :)

Priti said...

Looks yummy...pic is very nice..gud one dear

Sireesha said...

Happy Dusshera to You and Your Family Hetal!!!!

Sheera looks yummy and pretty...

Pallavi said...

Looks so pretty... !! I made this just last night !! We call it Sira :)
Thanks for the lovely entry

ANJALI J. said...

looks attractive.. will def try it today..btw happy dassera to u and ur family.

Sangeeth said...

beautiful pic hetal! luved ur recipe

Madhavi said...

Yummmmm sheera!!!

Bhawana said...

very tempting pic Hetal.. looking very decious.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

This is very simple my Mom makes Kheer with sooji pretty much the same... Your looks really awesome...

Usha said...

Oh I just posted a version of this on my blog,yours looks wonderful and so pretty :-)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow this looks awesome and delicious. Nice entry to the events. A sweet suprise waiting for you in my blog. Please take time to check out.http://kitchenflavours.blogspot.com/2008/10/spicy-potato-chunks.html

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

hey where in LA r u? i live in santa monica..

Suma Rajesh said...

this looks great and yummy...thanks for sharing..

Sagari said...

deious sheera

Sudeshna said...

Hi Isha,
That is a nice recipe, looks so yummy. I hope you'll send it for my event , check this link for more details
http://bengalicuisine.wordpress.com/2008/10/13/event-of-the-month-satisfy-your-sweet-tooth/

Sudeshna said...

added u to my blog roll

Indranee said...

Yummy recipe Hetal...looks very nice!

nzrants said...

We call it halwa and even in our household we don't need a reason to make it ! But I have never tried it your way by adding rawa to the milk/water ( I do it the other way around)..will try it your way soon.

Ramya Bala said...

Hey looks yummy...Actually long back one of my hubbys colleague(American)loved this one and she got the recipe...Just a flashback..

Srivalli said...

Thanks for the lovely entry

Sudeshna said...

Hi Isha,
There is an award waiting for you , so check the link below and collect it. Happy Diwali in advance.
http://bengalicuisine.wordpress.com/awards/

meeso said...

You have decorated it so nicely, looks tasty!

Sireesha said...

Wishing you and your family a happy diwali Hetal!