Saturday, 2 June 2007

Sooji jo Seero / Seera - Nutty Semolina Halva with Saffron

This my entry for Nurpur's One Hot Stoves: A-Z of Indian Vegetables

S is for Seero, Seera Sooji, Saffron and Sultanas.

1 cup semolina
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup water
3 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup pistachious
1 tblespns sultana raisons
1/2 tspn saffron
1/4 tspn roughly ground cardomom


Method
Slice the almonds and pistachious, put them aside
Melt the butter, fry the semolina and the wheat flour on very low heat until brown, you should be able to smell a delicious nutty aroma
Add water and Milk
Add the sugar, nuts, (reserve some nuts for garnish) raisons, saffron and cardomom -
Cook for 10 minutes .
Place on a serving dish, garnish with the reserved nuts
Enjoy

8 comments:

sana said...
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sana said...

I make this quite often - it is in fact my husband's favorite dessert when he suddenly craves sweets:). But he, being a maharashtrian calls it rava. He calls the sheera with bananas as sheera :)
Edited to add : Also, I make a sort of sugar syrup - it gives me the texture we like

Nupur said...

It looks rich and delicious!

Sharmi said...

hey sorry to ask, when and where to add the wheat flour?

Saju said...

sorry Sharmi
add the wheat flour at the same time as the semolina
My bad!

Nawaz Mirza said...

Now you have triggered my taste buds and they want this for breakfast.

Zahra said...

Should I use 2% milk or whole milk? Thank you:)

Saju said...

2% is fine

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