Today is Sunday and Mahavir Jayanti (Birthday of 24th Tirthankar God as according to Jain religion). Remember told that Jain festival- Paryusan is going on. On the eve of Mahavir Jayanti, sweet toh banta hai. So at home prepared Wheat Sheera- again one of my favourite sweet.
This sheera when served hot tastes delicious and easily goes down from your throat to tummy. J
What goes in it:
Wheat flour- 1 cup
Water- 2 ½ cup
Jaggery- 1 cup
Ghee- ½ cup
Raisins (kismis)- ¼ cup
Fennel seeds (Variyali)- ¼ cup
To make it look yummy:
Cashew nuts (Kaju), sliced- 2-3 pieces
Almond (Badam), sliced- 2-3 pieces
How did I make it:
Boil water and jaggery in a cooking pot. Once jaggery is melted, keep it aside.
Take a cooking pot, put ghee and wheat flour in it. Roast the flour in ghee till it turns dark brown. Cook it by continuously stirring it.
[Foodies Note: Keep on stirring properly to avoid formation of lumps and to keep it soft.]
|Initial step when you heat ghee and wheat flour|
|As you heat, wheat flour will turn dark brown|
Once the wheat flour is roasted, add melted jaggery, fennel seeds and kismis to it. And stir it continuously for about 10-15 minutes as the mixture thickens up. Turn off the stove then.
Transfer the warm sheera in a bowl or plate and garnish with sliced badam and kajju.
Serve delicious sheera hot.