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Prasadacha Sheera (Banana Sheera / Sooji Halwa with Banana)

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Prasadacha Sheera is very popular sweet dish which is almost prepared everywhere on the auspicious occasion and most commonly on the day of Satya Narayan Pooja. This sheera is offered in small cups as a prasad to guests. Very tasty and healthy too!
For roasting the semolina
  Semolina 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Fine variety of Rawa / Sooji)
  Melted ghee 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Hot milk 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tulsi 6 Small (5 - 6 tulsi leaves used) (Optional)
  Cardamom powder 1⁄3 Teaspoon
For the banana and nuts mixture
  Ghee 1 Tablespoon
  Assorted nuts 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (Cashew nuts, almonds and golden raisins used as needed)
  Ripe banana 1 Medium, sliced

1. In a heated sauce pan, mix the melted ghee and semolina. Continue stirring over medium-high heat until golden in color.
2. Heat a skillet over medium heat with ghee, to this add cashew nuts and chopped almonds. Roast them slightly until light golden in color.
3. Add some raisins, roast for a minute until puffed.
4. Add the banana slices, stir until banana slices are caramelized. Once done, turn off the heat.
5. Once the semolina is roasted well, lower down the heat and gradually add hot milk. Stir, cover and let cook for about 3 minutes.
6. After about 3 minutes, uncover and add the sugar.
7. Stir to dissolve in the sugar well. Then, add the prepared banana mixture.
8. Add tulsi leaves (if using), mix to combine well.
9. Add a little cardamom powder, mix well. Cover and continue to cook for about 4 - 5 minutes.

10. Serve hot as a dessert or as a breakfast meal.

For added flavor, you may add nutmeg powder while cooking the banana pieces.
For added richness, add 1/4 cup more ghee while roasting the semolina / sooji.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Stir Fried
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 473 Calories from Fat 227

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g39.2%

Saturated Fat 13.3 g66.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 56.9 mg19%

Sodium 89 mg3.7%

Total Carbohydrates 55 g18.4%

Dietary Fiber 2.2 g8.9%

Sugars 35.8 g

Protein 9 g18.9%

Vitamin A 4.8% Vitamin C 4.2%

Calcium 18.1% Iron 2.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Prasadacha Sheera (Banana Sheera / Sooji Halwa With Banana) Recipe Video