I have fond memories of my Grandmum, mum and Aunts making Sheera for Satyanarayan Poojas in the growing up years. They would make really large quantities of Sheera where about 2 kgs of Semolina would be roasted in home made ghee (sajook toop) until it was golden beige a colour and the fragrant aroma would permeate through the whole house.
Us kids couldn't wait till the veneration finished to eat the Sheera. Of-course nothing beats Mother's and Grandmother's love which makes every dish they make for their children extra special.
I dedicate today's post to my Mom who is my strength, my rock and my backbone. As I embraced motherhood this year she was there with me at each step of the way and supporting me throughout.
I believe you do not need a day specifically to thank your Mum so make each moment spent with your Mum special. Cherish the sweetness of each moment with Sheera or Suji Halwa.
I am super excited to spend my first Mother's day with my baby boy who recently turned a month old....
The Ingredients needed are:
- Semolina - 1 cup
- Milk- 2.5 cup
- Sugar- 1 cup
- Ghee- 1 cup
- Almonds and Raisins - 2 tablespoons
- Cardamon powder- 1 teaspoon
- Saffron strands - few strands
Step 1 - Take a non stick wok and add the ghee and let it melt on low flame.
Step 2- Next add the semolina and roast until it turns to a golden- beige colour.
Step 3- In the meanwhile take a pot and add the milk to it and let it get to a boil. Once the semolina is roasted add the boiling milk a little at a time and keep mixing it well with the semolina. Then once all the milk is incorporated cover with a lid and let it cook on a low flame for 5- 10 minutes.
Step 4- Now add the sugar which should melt and the semolina will cook further with the melted sugar. Once the sugar is incorporated add saffron strands which you can mix with a few drops of warm milk before adding. Next add the cardamom powder and lastly add the chopped almonds and raisins.
Do leave me your feedback in the comments below. Have a Happy Mother's Day and enjoy each moment with your Mother.