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.
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.
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…
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 –
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.
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…