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Sheera- Semolina Dessert

Sheera is another house fav and being born and bought up in Mumbai it was a weekly affair to have this wonderful dish. We used to have it as a snack, sometimes breakfast and as a dessert.
When there is nothing sweet and you want to have something, well Sheera comes to the rescue and mom used to make variations to it with different combinations depending on which fruit is in season.
Its super easy, healthy for kids, and tasty. Lets see how its done.


  • Rava/ Sooji/Semolina - 1 cup
  • Milk or water - 2 cups (I use 1 cup milk, 1 cup water)
  • Ghee - 3- 4 Tbsp 
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup or less as per taste
  • Roasted Nuts- Handful for Garnish 

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a kadai/pan
  2. Add Rava/ Semolina to it and saute' till it is lightly roasted and you get a nice aroma. Make sure its doesn't burn. Keep on low flame. 
  3. Then add in the sugar and give it a nice stir and mix well
  4. Add Milk and water or whatever you are using (See Notes) and keep stirring well until everything is combined and and free of lumps. It takes about 4- 5 mins only. Make sure to do all this on low flame to avoid burning
  5. Add rest of the ghee and garnish with nuts (See Notes) and keep on simmer with lid on for 5 mins
  6. Serve warm!
  • I usually use 1 cup water and 1 cup milk. To make it more richer you can use 2 cups milk and avoid the water. The ratio is 1 : 2 . So double the liquid always as per the semolina you take. make sure to use the same measuring cup
  • You can use any nuts you like. I usually use raisins and cashews which I roast in ghee until golden. You can do this step before putting in semolina in the pan
  • Use more ghee if you please as per your liking and taste
  • Feel free to use more or less sugar as per taste. I usually add more sugar only if I plan to make it as a dessert or Prasad. For snack and breakfast time, less sugar is preferred.
  • You can also make banana, mango sheera in the same way. for mango just make puree of mango and add 1 cup of puree instead of water. Bananas can be sliced and added directly and it just melts in. 
Hope you will try this and share with me your feedback on comments. Do comment or mail me regarding any query you have. 

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