Sheera is a quick and easy dessert which is made with semolina roasted in ghee and flavoured with Cardamom. You can add fresh fruit of your choice or essence too to enhance the taste. Here I have used fresh Pineapple since the family is partial to it.
- 250 gms rava/ cream of wheat
- 200 gms pineapple
- 250 gms sugar
- 100 gms ghee/ clarified butter
- Kesar/ saffron
- Elaichi/ cardamom
- Kishmish/ raisins
- 600 ml water
Chop the pineapple into tiny pieces and puree the centre portion. Boil both the pieces and the pulp in 600 ml of water. Roast the cashews and Kishmish in a tbsp of ghee till they change colour.
Roast the Rava in 4 tbsps of ghee till it changes colour and gives an aroma. Soak the kesar in a little water and crush it. Add the boiled pineapple along with the water and cook the sheera till it is done. Add the sugar and keep stirring till it forms a mass. Add the remaining ghee, elaichi powder and half of the the cashews and Kishmish. Tip the sheera into a mould greased with ghee and allow to cool. Invert and garnish with the remaining cashews and Kishmish. Alternatively it can be emptied into a greased plate and cut into pieces.
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