Sheera (sweet dish): Week 4 October 2019

Updated: Nov 6, 2019


Prep Time: 30 mins   Total Time: 30 mins   Serves: 8 servings

Ingredients:   Resource from Roy Den


2 cups fine semolina (sooji) 

1.5 cups sugar 

6 cups water 

10 pods green cardamom peeled and crushed 

Few strands of saffron (optional) 

Pan fried cashews (optional) 

Raisins/currants (optional) 

Slivered almonds for garnish (optional)

½ cup oil 


Step 1: Mix sugar in water and bring to a boil on slow heat in a sauce pan (about 20 minutes). Add saffron when water boils (optional) 

Step 2: Dry roast semolina in a pan for about 20 minutes continuously stirring to avoid burning. 

Step 3: Add oil to semolina and mix well for about a minute. 

Step 4: Turn heat low, add sugar water, ground cardamom and pan fried cashews (optional) and raisins, currants (optional) to semolina and cover immediately. Mix once after about 3 minutes and leave covered on very low heat for 10 minutes till water is fully absorbed. 

Step 5: Stir well and serve hot, garnished with slivered almonds. 

This dessert can also be eaten with Puris. Fold the puri like a mini taco and fill in some sheera. It is called Sheera Puri or Halwa Puri.

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