Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wheat Flour Sheera ( कणकेचा शीरा )

WHEAT FLOUR SHEERA ( कणकेचा शीरा)
Sheera is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet, usually served as ‘Prasad’ for Satyanarayan puja. Although sheera is known to be made of Semolina (Sooji/Rava) you may try this variation. Both have a unique differentiating taste. Its difficult to say which is better because both are delicious.
Ingredients : (serves 4)
1 cup wheat flour , 3 tbspn Ghee ( Clarified butter) ,
1 cup Sugar , a pinch of salt , 1/2 tspn cardamon powder ,
3/4th cup water , 3/4th cup milk. 10-12 cashews
Procedure :
Heat ghee in a nonstick pan till it melts. Add the cashews till they change color and fish them out. Add the wheat flour to the same pan which still has ghee. Roast on medium heat for about 15 minutes or till the wheat flour turns golden brown. Make sure you stir at regular intervals to avoid browning in patches. It has to be evenly roasted through out. After about 15 minutes the aroma of the roasted flour will indicate that its ready.
Heat oil + water together to a boil and add it to the roasted flour. Stir quickly to avoid formation of lumps. Immediately add sugar and a pinch of salt and stir well . The sugar releases moisture and eases stirring. It now gets a dough like consistency. Add the cardamon powder and roasted cashews. Sheera is ready to serve.


Srini Sistla said...

This is a very famous dish in Andhra also. Its called as 'Ravi Kesari'. However for us, Satyanarayan Puja Prasad comes in 2 flavours... 1. made with dry sooji (fried) and mix of sugar and cachew nuts, ghee and 2. the one you mentioned in the blog.

I congratulate your effort in putting these making of these dishes here. All the very best. From now on I would be a frequent visitor :-)

willson said...
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Swati said...

Thankyou Wilson for the interest and apreciation.

Srini- The information is useful .Dint know the other name...

Thanks again .Keep visiting.

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