Quick Sheera or Halwa
Halwa or Sheera in less than 15 minutes. Ingredients: Cream of Wheat, Soji or Rava - 2 cups Sugar about 1 cup Ghee or melted butter 3/4th cup 1 teaspoon cardamom powder 2 ripe bananas mashed up Half a cup resins 1/3 cup cut cashews 1/3 cup cut almonds Pinch of salt 2 cups of milk and one cup of water or half water and half milk is ok too. Keep the 2 cups of milk and water combination in a microwave safe measuring bowl or pot and boil for about 5 minutes or until it comes to boil. You can do that on the gas as well. On Medium to high heat roast cream of wheat with 3/4th cup of butter or ghee for 4 to 5 minutes Add cardamom powder and nuts to it as well midway through roasting since the roasted nuts and cardamom smells and tastes really good. After the cream of wheat gets pinkish and start smelling really good. Now add the boiling hot milk and water to this hot cream of wheat. Be careful, it may look like there is too much liquid in the pot but in a minute this mixture will become dry as the cream of wheat will become fluffy and soft. Reduce the heat to medium At this point you cover it for a minute but this is already cooked with so much heat of boiling milk and water and hot cream of wheat. Now add the remaining ingredients - mashed bananas, resins, 3/4th cup of sugar and pinch of salt. Mix well and put a cover for another two minutes at this point, reduce the heat more and make sure it is not sticking to the bottom. Now taste the Halwa or Sheera if you need more sugar add the remaining sugar. You might not need it because bananas are also so sweet. Enjoy this Halwa or Sheera is very quick to make and really yummy!