Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Orange Kesari/Orange Flavored Sheera

I had an orange in hand and was not willing to have it as such. Was over Google to get some ideas. Finally refrained myself from baking as I had one single orange and then thought of preparing a dessert out of it. Recently had got a recipe for Orange Kesari from Vinutha Rao, friend of mine. I was very much eager to try out this dessert. It was simply splendid. I hence decided to share it here. Just the normal sheera is prepared but with added orange juice. It gives a mild tangy orange flavor to the normal sheera. I must say it is a must try dessert which is so simple to prepare. Here goes the recipe.


Ingredients:
 Rava/Semolina- 1/2 cup
Orange juice-1/2 cup (juice from 1 orange)
Sugar-1 cup
Ghee-3-4 tbsp.
Water-1 cup
Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp.
Dry fruits like slivered almonds, raisins-2 tbsp.

Recipe:
  1. In a pan add 2 tbsp. of ghee and when hot sauté the dry fruits till the raisins turn plumpy and the slivered almonds turn mild golden brown.
  2. Add the semolina and sauté till they are well roasted.
  3. Now add water and cook stirring well to avoid any lumps.
  4. Add the orange juice at this stage and cook further.
  5. Now add sugar and mix well.
  6. Keep mixing till the water content almost evaporates.
  7. Now add cardamom powder and remaining ghee and mix well till the mixture leaves the pan.
  8. Transfer in to a bowl and fill the bowl up till the brim and invert it on to the serving plate. Garnish with dry fruits and enjoy.

 

Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)