Friday, February 02, 2007

Bulgur Sheera

My craving and my eternal love affair with sweets is one thing that M frowns upon! He just cannot understand the longing I feel for a sweet after every meal... or at least after dinner, or for that matter even as an evening snack...
For most evenings I pop a small, and I do mean a small bit of chocolate in my mouth and chew surreptitiously so that it can go unnoticed. Feels kinda school girlish.... but hey! I get away with it!

Using Bulgur(coarse cracked wheat) to make sheera, was something I was totally unaware of until about 5 years ago. But now I have incorporated it in my diet for its obvious nutritional value and also for the fact that it fills the tummy easily!

To make this sheera (I guess one can call it stove-top pudding):

1 cup Bulgur
2 tsp . Ghee
2 1/2 cups Water
1 cup Jaggery
Mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, raisins, pistachios)
Cardamom Powder

Heat ghee in a wok, fry the nuts , remove and keep aside. Now,add the Bulgur and roast it.
Add water, mix well.
Cover and cook till the Bulgur is soft.
Mix in the jaggery, again cover and cook.
For the not-so-calorie-conscious, add a small dollop of ghee round the sides , cover and cook.
Once fully cooked, add cardamom powder and nuts .
Serve hot.
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  1. Hi Manasi,

    Ohhh..this is one of my fav. quick desserts to make! and i can totally understand your cravings for sweet things...K always gives me big grin as I relish something sweet too!

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Hi Mansi,
    I lurk here a lot ;-)
    Nice recipe.. will try it out soon. I have the same design for my plates too.. & I had the same table-mat that you showed in one of your earlier recipes !Same pinch:-)

  3. Manasi,
    I can help you to change the look of ur blog. Let me know if you need any help.

  4. Looks great Manasi!! I am little like your husband I guess,not into sweets that much!:))Occasionally,I will cook something sweet for us.
    Enjoy the Super Bowl!:)

  5. Hi Manasi

    Yes, truly this is a great sweet. I mostly substitute rice with cracked wheat even for daily meals thanks to the health benefits of wheat.

  6. Hi Trupti... ooh u likey too! Thanx dear!

    Hi Anon.... Thanx and Ouch!! but seriously.. same to same! WOW! keep visiting, maybe we hv a lot of things in common!

    Hi Swapna... OH GR8... I will hv LOADS of questions! get ready ....
    Thanx for offering to help!

    Hi Asha! Thanx a lot !

    hi Lakshmi, u said it buddy! health benefits!! :)

  7. The ultimate favoirite!!!!! We call it lapsi also :)

    Nice presentation manasi. :)

  8. Manasi,
    I was looking for ur mail ID on ur blog..Neways, mail me at can chat online..

  9. Bulgar try it...thanks for sharing....take care

  10. Bulgar sheera...thats something new... well, i dont have sweet tooth like u and my hubby:) will add it in my must try list for my hubby:)

  11. What a great idea to use bulgur. I'm sure it tastes nutty and wonderful!

  12. Hi Manasi.... hope alls fine... havent seen you around in a while???!!! :)

  13. What u have made here is a Rajasthani sweet recipe. We also make "Laapsi". Mostly on various auspicious occasions.


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