Saturday, January 30, 2010
Semolina/rava/sooji : 1 cup
Sugar : ¾ cup
Ghee (clarified butter) : 1/2 Cup
Milk : 3 cups (You can add 2cups milk + 1 cup water)
Raisins : ¼ cup
Almonds : ¼ cup sliced
Cashew pieces : ¼ cup
2-3 cardamom pods
In a pan on medium high, heat 1 tsp ghee and roast the dry fruits and keep aside.
Now in the same pan add the remaining ghee and once it melts add the semolina.
Keep stirring continuously the rava so as not to burn until the semolina turns light brown in color and a nice fragrance starts to emit. Turn off the heat and keep aside.
Simultaneously in another saucepan on medium heat, bring the milk to boil.
Once the milk starts to boil, reduce the heat and add the roasted semolina to the milk stirring continuosly so that lumps are not formed.
Stir well till all the milk is gone.
Make the cardamaom powder by adding little sugar, it will powder fast with sugar.
Now add sugar and cardamom powder to the seera and stir well. Lastly decorate with dry fruits.
Enjoy hot Sheera! Many times we prepare Seera as Prasad for Poojas.