Sheera Recipe

Sheera Recipe

This is my favorite sheera and is made especially during satyanarayan pujas. The star ingredient in this recipe is banana. It adds so much flavor to the recipe. I made this sheera as a Prasad for Janmasthami pooja.This was the first time of me celebrating Janmasthami at home. The feeling was so good and peaceful.
Sheera recipe

Now a bit about Janmasthami.  Janmashtami or Sri Krishna Jayanthi commemorates the celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna, Lord Vishnu’s eighth incarnation. Many devotees also fast on this day, eating only after midnight. The icon of  Sree Krishna is bathed in milk, yogurt, ghee, honey, sugar and water. A traditional prasad or benediction is given to all the devotees – the Panchajiri, made of five ingredients, in North Indian temples while South Indian temples favor puffed rice, a great favorite of Krishna.

Sheera recipe
Dahi Handi is one of the main traditions of Janmaashtami celebrations in North India, which is the exuberant enactment of Lord Krishna’s childhood endeavors to steal butter.
Sheera Recipe

1/2 cup rawa /semolina
1/4 cup ghee
2 1/2 cup hot milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 riped banana diced
Assorted nuts
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
Kesar strips diluted in milk

Melt 1/4 cup Ghee and add rawa in that.

Toast rawa very well on a low to medium high heat for 15 to 20 minutes until sooji gets deep
golden color.

Heat up one tbsp ghee in separate pan, to that add all nuts of your choice and roast until it gets little browning around its edges.

Peel banana and cut in to thin slices

Now add banana slices in to roasted nuts and cook banana and nuts together for one minute or until banana slices start to caramelize.

After sooji gets roasted, lower down the heat and add hot milk in to that.

Let milk gets absorbed in sooji. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes so that sooji will turn soft.

Add sugar and mix well.

Also add banana mixture, cardamom powder,kesar, mix well, cover and cook over medium heat for 4 to 5 mts.

Serve hot!

Sheera recipe