Shital's-Kitchen: Sheero

Saturday, April 27, 2013


Sheero or halwa made from semolina/sooji is prepared during Poojas and offered to God. This is also one of the favorite Prashads of most of the people. Of various sweets I make on Fridays for Goddess Laxmi, this one is my husband's favorite.

It is really quick to make and these measurements will make around a cup of Sheero, enough Prashad for two :) You could surely make more and enjoy warm sheero for dessert.

Heat 4-5 tbsps. Ghee/clarified butter in a pan/kadhai.

Measure 1/3 cup of semolina/sooji/suji/rawa

Add sooji/rawa to hot ghee and fry on low heat till it turns light brown. (around 5-7 minutes)

 Add few nuts of your choice. Save some to garnish.

I add few chopped nuts so that they fry well in ghee.

Add 1/2 cup milk and stir well to avoid lumps.

Allow sooji/rawa to cook and absorb the milk. Eventually it will dry out.
You could add more milk if you like the sheero to be soft and mushy.

Add 1/3 cup of sugar and mix well. You will notice the consistency changing. Cook for another 3-4 minutes till the sugar melts well.

Add few cardamom seeds and cardamom powder for flavor. 

We never taste the food that is made to be offered to God. But, believe me eventually it becomes the yummiest sweet/dessert of the day!  

Serve and garnish with chopped nuts.
While serving hot sheero in a silver container, remember metal conducts heat and will retain heat for a longer time. Use kitchen towel or mittens to hold the container.
Add a basil leaf before offering it to God!

May Goddess Laxmi shower her blessings on All!!

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