I decided to start the day with a sweet prasadam.Sheera or sooji halwa is one of the easiest prasadams you can make in a jiffy.I do have my trusted recipe here,but since today is Wednesday,the day we blog-hop I picked the recipe from Shireen's blog Ruchik Randhap.Shireen is a Manglorean and I identify so much with her style of cooking though the methods are a bit different.
Sooji rava/semolina - 1 cup
Water - 1 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Salt - a pinch
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cashewnuts - 10
Raisins - 6
Saffron - a few strands soaked in milk
In a sauce pan,boil together milk and water,mix in salt and sugar and switch off the flame.Keep it warm.
In a thick bottomed pan,melt ghee and roast the cashewnuts till golden brown and raisins till they puff up.Drain and keep aside.
Roast the rava in the same pan till it slightly starts turning golden brown.
Mix in the milk-water-sugar mixture and the saffron and keep stirring.When everything gets mixed and the rava starts forming lumps,close with a lid and let it cook for a minute or so.
Open the pan and add a tsp of ghee(optional)and mix it well.Mix in the roasted cashews and raisins.