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Banana Sheera Recipe / Rava Sheera Recipe / Sooji Halwa with Banana with Sprig Gourmet

Banana Sheera Recipe / Rava Sheera Recipe / Sooji Halwa with Banana with Sprig Gourmet

Sheera is a Marathi word for Halwa. Sheera is a must to have dish during festivals in North India. It is a rich dessert that is prepared by cooking sooji and banana along with toasted nuts and ghee / clarified butter. Banana sheera can be prepared by using both milk or water.

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Banana Sheera Recipe / Rava Sheera Recipe / Sooji Halwa with Banana

I have infused coconut palm sugar instead of sugar, which gives more flavor and being a best natural sweetener. I have used Coconut Palm Sugar (mingles with A Quartet of Brown spices) from sprig, CLICK HERE for the product. Coconut Palm Sugar from sprig gives good flavor with beautiful color to the dish and delicious taste.

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Banana Sheera Recipe / Rava Sheera Recipe / Sooji Halwa with Banana

Also, I have infused more banana for the perfect halwa texture and taste of banana. You can use variant of banana, but use only the ripen once. Let me share the recipe…

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Ingredients:

  • Banana – 3 nos
  • Rava / Sooji / Semolina – 1 cup (1 cup=160 ml)
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Coconut palm sugar – ½ cup
  • Cardamom – 3 nos
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 5 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 10 nos
  • Almonds / Badam – 10 nos
  • Saffron – few strands

Preparation:

  • Thinly slice cashew nuts and almonds/badam, keep it aside.
  • Peel the banana’s and mash them well as no lumps are left.
  • Heat ½ tsp of ghee/clarified butter in a kadai, add rava/semolina and toast it until it turns turn golden brown in color.
  • Transfer it to plate, spread it well and let it rest until it reaches room temperature.
  • Pour 1 ½ tbsp of ghee/clarified butter in a kadai, add thinly sliced cashew nuts and almonds, roast it until it turns golden brown in color.
  • Pour 3 cups of water in a kadai/long bottomed vessel, wait until it boils.
  • Once it starts boiling, add the roasted rava/sooji little by little and stir it well, make sure no lumps are formed.
  • Wait until gets cooked well, add the mashed banana mix it well.
  • Pour a tbsp of ghee/clairifed butter, mix it well.
  • Cook in low flame for almost 10 mins, pour in the leftover ghee/clarified butter along with the roasted nuts.
  • Mix it well and stir it, until it reaches rolling consistency and remove it from fire, once the ghee/clarified butter starts oozing out.
  • Sprinkle saffron strands, give a mix and transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot.

Maida Cake Recipe / Maida Biscuit Recipe

Maida Cake Recipe / Maida Biscuit Recipe

Maida Cake or Maida Biscuit is one of the sweet snack found in all Tamil Nadu Bakeries. A very easy and simple deep fried snack which can be prepared in bulk and stored in an air-tight container for 2 weeks. It is most commonly prepared around Deepavali / Diwali in all south Indian families. Let me share the recipe…

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #140 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

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Maida Cake / Maida Biscuits

Maida Cake / Maida Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • Maida / All-purpose flour – 1 cup (1 cup = 200 ml)
  • Melted Butter – 2 ½ tbsp
  • Sugar – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Milk – 3 tbsp
  • Cooking soda – a pinch
  • Cardamom powder – a pinch
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Oil for deep frying.

Making of Maida Cake / Maida Biscuits –

Preparation:

  • Take maida/all-purpose flour, melted butter, sugar, milk, cooking soda, cardamom powder, and salt in a bowl.
  • Mix them well with your hands, sprinkle little water and knead it to dough.
  • Let the dough rest for 5 to 10 mins, so that the sugar would get melted.
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a kadai. Take a small portion of the rolled out dough and roll it in between your palms (lengthwise).
  • Chop them into small pieces and deep fry them in oil.
  • Cook only in medium flame, so that it would be cooked well else it would be burnt and remain uncooked in the center.
  • Drain the oil and remove them from fire.
  • Bring it room temperature and store them in an air-tight container for 2 weeks.

Note: Measurement is very important in this recipe, if the butter gets increased it would be flaky and if it gets reduced it would be hard. Also if the sugar gets increased it would be burnt immediately, so take care of the measurements. Make sure only to sprinkle water when you knead the dough.

Fruit Samosa

Fruit Samosa

Here comes a yummilicious, healthy and quick snack perfect for my #afterschoolsnack collection. Just like that thought why we don’t stuff something with fruit in samosa, as my whole family likes custard to the core, induced fruits to the custard and later stuffed it to the samosa.

I was little scary for the outcome, because my kids would kick me off if I play with the custard as they love to have it as such. But the outcome was fantastic, wonderful, beautiful, yummilicious and … Give a try, a very simple and easy snack when you have samosa patty ready and the custard ready at your refrigerator.

As I have started uploading my YOUTUBE videos in that excitement, I got to focus more on video and totally forget about clicking step by step pictures. But don’t worry I would say that my video would more helpful for everyone. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Apple – 1 no
  • Banana – 1 no
  • Custard – 1 cup
  • Cinnamon powder – ¼ tsp
  • Samosa patty – 8 nos
  • Oil for deep frying

Click on the below picture for video recipe:

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the apples and banana. Keep them aside.
  • Take a bowl, add in the chopped apple, banana, custard and cinnamon powder, mix all these together.
  • Heat oil in a kadai.
  • Take the samosa patty, roll it gently and spoon in the fruit custard mixture to the samosa patty, continue rolling and rub with maida/all-purpose flour paste. Gently give a mild press.
  • Carefully drop the rolled samosa patty to the oil, deep fry them on both sides.
  • Drain the oil, remove from fire and transfer to a plate.

Serve them with Rabri.