Sheera aka Rava Kesari aka Sooji Halwa is a widely prepared sweet dish all through the states of India during various festivals. The name may differ from state to state. But method of preparation is almost the same (minute variations may be seen).
Sooji or semolina is manufactured from wheat. Sheera is generally prepared by roasting semolina and then adding sugar and dry fruits of your choice. You may choose to add milk as per your choice.
Read on to know how I prepare it.
- Sooji or semolina or Bombay Rava – 1 cup
- Ghee – 2 tbsp
- Sugar – 1/2 cup (as per taste)
- Dry fruits of your choice
- Water – 2 cups
- Saffron – 2-3 strands
- Milk – 1 tsp
Method of Preparation:
- Soak the saffron strands in 1 tsp of warm milk.
- Heat pan and add ghee to it.
- Roast the dry fruits and once they become little brown, take those out on a plate.
- To the same ghee add semolina.
- Roast continuously on medium heat. Take care to not burn those.
- Roast till the semolina grains become very light brown and a nice aroma comes.
- Add sugar to it and stir in order to mix semolina and sugar granules.
- Then add two cups of boiling hot water to it with gradually with continuous stirring so that no lumps are formed.
- Be very much careful while adding the hot water.
- Add the saffron milk and little more hot water if required.
- Now cover it and let it simmer for 10-15 mins.
- Take out the lid, add 1 tsp of ghee and the roasted dry fruits.
- Mix everything gently. Switch off the flame.
- Now sweet sheera is ready to be served.