Monday, March 17, 2014

Holi Special

Besan Sheera

Since gram flour is generally known for its thickening properties, besan sheera is very easy and quick to make. You can easily prepare it for functions, party or for sudden but special guests. Just ensure you roast the gram flour well to avoid a raw smell. Also, take care to serve hot.

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Makes 4 servings


3/4 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
3/4 cup milk
5 tbsp melted ghee
3/4 cup sugar

For The Garnish


  1. Combine the besan, 2 tbsp of milk and 1 tbsp of ghee in a bowl and rub thoroughly and knead like a dough and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Using a grater, grate it very thinly and keep aside.
  3. Heat the remaining ghee in a broad vessel, add the grated dough mixture and cook on a slow flame for approx. 8 to 10 minutes, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the remaining milk and ¾ cup of water in a deep kadhai, add the flour mixture and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the sugar and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  6. Serve hot garnished with cardamom powder and almonds slices.

Recipe Source: Besan Sheera

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