Saturday, 28 April 2018

Ambyacha Sheera ~ Mango Sheera

Sheera is a traditional and popular Maharashtrian sweet dish. Maharashtrians. Mango adds its own flavour to the sheera and makes it very special and tasty. 

  • Barik Rava / Fine Semolina- 1 cup
  • Milk- 1 cup
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Fresh Mango puree- 1 cup (Read in detail, plz see below in notes.) 
  • Sugar- ¾  cup
  • Pure ghee-  ½ cup
  • Green cardamom powder- ¾  tsp
  • Salt- very very little, less than ¼ tsp
  • Saffron strands- a pinch (optional)
  • Cashew nuts, Almonds and Pistachios, chopped- ½ cup (optional)

  • Roast rava in a heavy bottom or non-stick pan on a low to medium heat.
  • At the same time, on other side, keep milk+water to boil on low-med heat. Add saffron strands into the milk.
  • Add all ghee in between, roast rava for 15 to 20 minutes or until sooji gets golden brown colour, it releases a lovely appetizing aroma.
  • In between, add nuts so they will also roast along with rava.
  • Meanwhile, the milk will have started boiling.
  • Pour the milk in rava mixture carefully and give a nice stir.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and let rava cook for 3-4 minutes on low heat.
  • After rava mixture gets thicker, add sugar, mango puree, cardamom powder and salt. Give a nice stir and again cover with the lid for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve hot.


  • Do not roast rava/semolina on high heat hence, it changed colour from outside. It remains raw inner side.
  • Choose the ripe mango. Wash them and cut into pieces. Scoop the pulp with a spoon. Blend it until it makes a smooth consistency. 
  • You can use finely chopped or mashed mango instead of mango puree if you like chunks in your sheera.
  • Usually we measure ingredients using vati or katori in our kitchens. I have changed the quantities here to cups, since it is easy to understand for everyone.
आंब्याचा शिरा 

Friday, 13 April 2018

Cheese Chilli Toast

Cheese chilli toasts are very easy to make and tastes very tempting. 

  • Bread slices- 6
  • Processed or cheddar cheese, grated- ½ cup to 1 cup
  • Mozzarella Cheese, grated- ½ cup (optional)
  • Onion, chopped- ½ cup
  • Green Chillies, finely chopped- 2 to 3
  • Green capsicum/bell pepper, deseeded & chopped- ½ cup 
  • Yellow and Red capsicum/bell pepper, deseeded & chopped- ½ cup 
  • Chilli flakes- ½ tsp (optional)
  • Salt & Pepper- to taste
  • Butter- as required

  • Toast bread slices slightly toast in oven or toaster or tava. 
  • Combine cheese, onion, green chillies, capsicum, salt, pepper in a bowl and mix well.
  • Spread butter on both sides of toasted bread slices and then spread a cheese-chilli mixture on one side.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 175 C for 5 minutes.
  • Once cooked and cheese melts, remove from oven, cut into triangles.
  • Serve hot with ketchup.

  • You can use only green capsicum.
  • You can omit either green chillis or chilli flakes.
  • You can decide the quantity of cheese.
  • You can add some chopped coriander.
  • You can add boiled corn kernels.