Monday, 22 January 2007

Banana-Sooji Sheera

Fridays in my home is usually a day to do Lakshmi Pooja. If I have the time, I usually make a sweet to offer as a prasad. This time, I steered from the usual and added bananas to the otherwise plain Sooji Sheera. The addition of the bananas gave a whole new taste, almost banana bread like...

Here's the recipe and also my contribution to Maheshwari's AFAM event.

Ingredients:
1 cup Semolina, 2 cups Milk,
Sugar to your taste, usually half a cup, 1 large ripe banana- chopped,toasted almonds, pistachios, Cardamom powder, Sultana Raisins and Ghee.

In a pan, heat ghee ( to your liking), add cardamom powder and the semolina. Roast till the semolina is a little brown. Add the milk and stir. Add the bananas, raisins, sugar and the toasted almonds and pistachios. Remove from heat and serve.

Try this sheera with bananas next time....it really brings a new twist to the usual and tastes great.

21 comments:

Lera said...

Nice picture! Trupti,Sheera with Banana tastes great! I keep making this often back home.Happy cooking!

Lakshmiammal said...

Great entry for AFAM! Trupti , your blog looks great with the new template layout!

Nidhi said...

Hey, nice recipe Trupti....I never thought banana could be added with sooji to make a sweet dish. Its a good one :) I also read about the "Little Chef in the Kitchen Event" and trust me, I really liked it. I will definitely put my hubby to work since we don't have kids.
Another thing, I have tagged you for 3 things MEME. Take it up if you like.
Thanks, Nidhi.

Sandeepa said...

The sooji looks divine
And nice idea to add bananas to sooji, will do that next

Roopa said...

Looks amazing! It is very common to add ripe bananas to sheera at my place. In fact, I can't think of when I made sheera last without bananas! The taste that ripe bananas impart to this dish sure gets you hooked! We also make this as an offering to God :)

Seema said...

Trupti,
Addition of banana to the usual sheera is a nice twist buddy.
-
Seema

Asha said...

OH YUM!! It's that good.Excellent entry for AFAM!Delicious T!

Sri said...

Trupti the pic is beautiful and it looks delicious too...i remember back home use to make them as prasad for Satyanarayan pooja's.

Manjula said...

Hi Trupti,

U made me nostalgic...This is called "Sapata" in Kannada and Konkani, a main prasadam for Sri Satya NarayaNa puja in Mangalore.

Wonderful presentation!
Manjula

Coffee said...

I love this one!!! My Sis in law makes it every Poonam and we eat the prasad everytime!!!!! I love the taste of Banana in this!!!!

BTW, I am ready with the recipe for your event :) Will post it soon, probably after the round up :)

Dilip said...

Great prasad ben, adding banana is a good twist...Jyostna made some jaggery sheera yesterday in fact...~smile~...take care ben...

HAREKRISHNAJI said...
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HAREKRISHNAJI said...

We also in Maharashtra, when make prasad for Shri Satya nanarayan Mahapuja we do add banana to Sheera, but in small quantity and you are right about the bananas giving a whole new taste

USHA said...

Nice entry for AFAM event...It looks awesome .Do let me try once ...

mandira said...

The sheera looks delicious Trupti. I've tagged you for a Meme, hope you'll play.

Linda said...

Banana sooji looks absolutely delicious! My kids like them pretty green -- I will have to hide a couple of bananas to try this :)

Vcuisine said...

A Nice twist Trupti. Viji

Sushma said...

Wow !! a sweet idea. I made sooji halwa today, wish I had read your post earlier, would have tried your version. Sometime later...
-Sushma

Pooja said...

Hi Trupti,
Nice twist with Sheera. :) , will try it some time this way. also a good entry for AFAM . I tought a lot to participate in that but couldnt get something nice to make with banana. :( . well, still my mind is running in back for searching somthing to make with banana:)) .
nice presentation too .
thanks for sharing
-Pooja

swapna said...

hi trupti

nice dish..looking yummy..

Anonymous said...

Hey........

Its beautiful..Impressive work.Keep it up.....

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