Wish you all a very happy new year! Let’s start the year on a sweet note. Posting aayi’s (Disha & Dhruv’s maternal grandmom) shira (satyanarayana prasada) recipe.

Ingredients: Makes one big bowl

  1. Chiroti Rava – Chiroti Sooji – 1 Cup
  2. Cream Milk – Kene Bharitha Haalu – 1 Cup
  3. Water – 3 Cups
  4. Ghee – 1 Cup
  5. Fully Ripe Banana – Chopped – 1 Cup
  6. Cashews –  Broken to small pieces – 1 Tbsp
  7. Raisins – 1 Tbsp
  8. Sugar – 2 Cups
  9. Cardamom Powdered – Elaichi Pudi – 2 Tsp


  1. Roast sooji/rava and cashews in 1 Cup ghee.
  2. In lowest flame or remove the pan from fire, add water.
  3. Add raisins.Put the pan back on fire on simmer.
  4. It turns into a semi-solid consistency, let water evaporate.
  5. Add bananas and mix.
  6. Add cream milk.
  7. After water evaporates and turns into upma like consistency, add sugar.
  8. After water from sugar evaporates, it turns into a soft halwa like mixture.
  9. Finish by adding cardamom powder.

To Serve:

  1. Serve hot or cold on a plantain leaf / donne.

Culinary Secrets:

  1. Use freshly pound cardamom powder, gives great flavour.
  2. Follow the recipe and you will never go wrong.
Published in: on January 1, 2013 at 2:50 PM  Leave a Comment  

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