Thursday, February 28, 2013

Banana Sheera ( Banana- Semolina Pudding)

Banana Sheera is a very popular sweet dish in South India. It is commonly offered to the god during Satyanarayana Pooja. We call it as Sapath. I got this recipe from my mother.

I love this sheera very much. The good thing about it is- its very simple and can be made within 15-20 minutes. Its really very hard to go wrong. Do try making this whenever you are in search of a recipe to finish off the ripe banana :-)

  • Semolina/SoojiRava1/2 cup
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Sugar- 1/4 cup
  • Ripe Banana, big sized - 1
  • Cardamom pods- 4
  • Ghee* (clarified butter)- 1/4 to 1/2 cup
*More the ghee, better it tastes. Adjust according to how rich you want it.


Heat the milk on a medium heat.

While the milk is getting heated, peel and chop the banana into bite size pieces.

Now prepare the semolina mixture. Heat ghee in a pan and add the semolina. Fry until you get a nice aroma (don't turn it brown).

Once you get the aroma, pour the hot milk little at a time and mix vigorously (Care should be taken while pouring the milk. Otherwise you will get lot of lumps).

Then add the banana pieces.

Mix well and allow the semolina- banana mixture to cook in the milk. Once the milk evaporates completely, add the sugar.

Mix well and continue heating the mixture until all the sugar is absorbed. Then turn off the heat. Finally add the cardamom powder and mix well. Banana Sheera is ready!

Serve it hot/warm. Above measurement serves 2-3 people.