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Sheera Recipe

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Explore this Sheera Recipe and I bet it will melt in your mouth. Sheera, also known as Sooji ka halva, is officially the most popular breakfast recipe in our household. I make it about once a week, sometimes even twice. It is loaded with ghee. Add fruits and nuts to make it more delicious. 

The most important tip to ensure the perfect Sheera taste is to saute the semolina on a low flame until light brown. A typical aroma can be sensed once the semolina is ready. With regard to saffron threads, soak them in warm milk or warm water  for few minutes before you add the same. This helps in giving a better aroma and taste of saffron to the recipe. 

The most popular fruit options are bananas, pineapples, apples, and mangoes. Have it for breakfast, dessert or as an afternoon snack. You can even pack it is as a snack tiffin for little ones. I make a much richer version of the recipe as an offering during Satyanarayan pooja. 

Do explore my Mango Sheera variant. It is as delicious as eating real mangoes and is a all time kids favorite.  

Sheera recipe
Sheera recipe


Semolina fried in ghee with bananas, nuts, raisins and saffron
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 365 kcal



  • Melt ghee in a pan.
  • Stir in some rava or semolina and saute until it is slightly brown on medium low.
  • Add nuts and raisins.
  • Add sliced banana and stir.
  • Add a pinch of salt and cardamom powder.
  • Finally add hot water and keep stirring.
  • Add a few saffron strands and stir on medium low until the sheera thickens.


Substitute equal quantity of chopped pineapple to make pineapple sheera. 


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Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 18mg1%
Potassium 231mg7%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 11mg1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Vitamin A 19IU0%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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By FoodLifeAndMoney in May, 2019

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2 thoughts on “Sheera Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    I tried making the Sheera using the tips mentioned in your recipe. It really came out to be one of my best Sheeras from the tons of them I made in past. Hat’s off the tips offered!

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