Thursday, April 28, 2011


The recipe of Sheera given here resembles to Satyanarayan Prasad sheera, however the quantity used in that Sheer  is 1 & 1/4 cup of each ingredient. I have used less quantity of ghee here and also roasted semonlina before cooking it in ghee. Hence the colour is slightly brownish. If you roast sheera directly in ghee, then you get that offwhite colour. 

Further, I have mainly  used almonds, but you may add other dry fruits like Sultanas, cashews, pistachios etc. 

Ingredients :
1 cup semolina
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1/2 cup ghee + 1 tbspn ghee
1/2 cup banana pieces
1/4 cup blanched almonds
1 tspn cardamom powder
5-6 strings saffron (soaked in milk) (I missed this in my preparation)
1 tspn milk masala (This is also optional)

Preparation :
Roast semolina in a  pan and keep aside.
Mix water and milk in a vessel and keep it on flame for heating
Heat ghee in a pan
Add roasted semolina in it
Cook semolina in it for 5-8 minutes
Then add cut almonds or dry fruits of your choice t
Then add boiling water and milk mixture to it
Immediately cover the pan with lid
Allow it to cook for 5 - 7minutes
Remove lid and break lumps if any.
Then add sugar and chopped banana to it
Again cover it with lid
Cook till semolina is soft
Lastly sprinkle cardamom powder over it
Pour 1 tbspn of pure ghee over the cooked sheera  to give nice aroma (Optional)
Garnish it with chopped almonds, or milk masala
Serve hot

Note :
1. Semolina should be roasted till you feel light weight to hands
2. Another test to check whether there is aroma of semolina in the next room.

Stepwise pictures :



  1. I really like sheera very much but adding of banana pieces is really new to me...would give this recipe a sure try.

  2. A classic Indian dessert- easy to whip up n always satisfying!
    US Masala

  3. This turned out so good. Thanks for the recipe. I have seen people in the south add other fruits to the sheera like apple and pineapple. Do you know if this recipe will work even with other fruits?


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