Kesari/sooji halwa/sheera is the simplest and most delicious among all the Indian desserts. You can make so many variations of this sweet by adding different colours,or different fruits, nuts, pineapple and whatever you could probably think of. You can even check out my two versions where I have used a mixture of fruits in one and just pineapple in the other.
One of my friends makes this for her kids and carries it with her for outings or during picnics. It sometimes makes a filling meal for kids if they don’t eat anything else. Since then I have been doing that for my kid too. So I try out different versions everytime so that its interesting for the kid too.
I had seen the chocolate version in Maahima’s blog where she has used bournvita instead of cocoa powder. I loved the idea and made it during one of our picnics. It was delicious and everyone loved it. Thanks for the idea Maahima.
- Cashews and almonds (broken)- few(optional)( I did not add as I was in a hurry)
Boil the milk along with water.
Heat ghee in a pan. Add the semolina. Roast it for 5 minutes till it gives away a nice aroma.
Add the sugar and mix well. (You can also add cardamom powder if you want)
Add the bournvita and mix well.
Now pour the boiled milk over the mixture stirring it simulataneously. Take care no lumps are formed.
Keep stirring to form a thick mass.
Roast the nuts in some ghee till brown and add it to the kesari and mix well.
Add the remaining ghee and mix well.
- You can have as it is.
I usually spread it on a plate and cut them into pieces. Its easy to carry when you are going out and even more easier to feed your kids this way.