Tuesday, December 9, 2008

sheera ( sooji ka halwa)

This dessert is simply delicious and can be done in no time. You just need a reason to make this dish call it festival or vrath or sweet yearnings or simply time pass. This dish goes well with pooris and good as an evening snack.

semolina - 1 cup
sugar - 3/4 cup
water - 2 - 2 1/2 cups
yellow colour - 1/2 tsp
ghee - 2 tbsp
cardamom powder - 1tsp
cashews and raisins toasted in ghee for garnishing

Heat ghee in a wide bottom pan add semolina and roast on low flame till nice aroma fills the kitchen. keep stirring to avoid burning.
Meanwhile heat water to a boil. If you are opting for a burfi type sheera then 2 cups of water is enough. If u prefer halwa type then add 2 1/2 cups of water.
Mix yellow colour to the water and add the boiling water to the roasted semolina and mix well till the semolina is cooked well. now add sugar and mix further. sugar melts and makes the halwa watery. keep stirring well at this point. Add cardamom powder, cover and cook for another minute and put off the flame.
Spread over a greased thali and cut into burfis or just serve as it is like halwa garnish with toasted cashews and raisins.
If u see the picture i have not used the garnishing since both my hubby and sakshi hate cashews and raisins in desserts nor biriyanis;(

1 comment:

Vidhya said...

I gave this recipe a shot today... wanted a mid afternoon snack fix for myself and some leftover sooji came to the rescue. Really liked it. This is gonna be a regular eening snack for us now :).