Today is Ganesha Festival, which is celebrated in Maharashtra, a state in the west of India. We have grown up celebrating this joyous 10 day festival. So I feel compelled today to make something special to offer to Lord Ganesha,the elephant-headed God, who is loved by all.
I have made a vegan sweet dish made from semolina which is traditionally made on auspicious occasions like today. It is called ‘sheera’.
Preparation time- 5 minutes
Cooking time- 10 minutes
Serves 4 people
1 cup roasted semolina/ sooji/rava
3 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon cardamom powder
2 tablespoons raisins/cranberries
3 tablespoons sugar (to taste)
1 tablespoon pistachios crushed
1 tablespoon slivered almonds
2 drops vanilla extract
1) Take a heated non stick skillet and add the semolina. Roast it for 3 minutes as you stir it to prevent it from sticking.
2) Add the milk slowly as it will start bubbling when you add it. Lower the heat and keep stirring.
3) Add the cardamom powder, raisins or cranberries or both and the sugar.
4) Let it cook for 5 minutes till all the milk is absorbed.
5) Add the vanilla extract.
6) Garnish with the almonds and pistachio.
To know more about Lord Ganesha you can go on to this website: