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mango halwa or mango sheera

mango halwa or mango sheera
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
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mango halwa – sweet and smooth pudding with mango flavors.
  • 1 cup fine sooji or rava or semolina
  • 1 medium sized or large alphonso mango or any other variety, chopped and pureed
  • ½ cup sugar or as required
  • 2 tbsp ghee or oil
  • 1 cup milk – 250 ml
  • 11/2 cup water
  • dry fruits – cashews, raisins, charoli/chironji as required
  • a pinch of saffron and 3-4 green cardamoms
  • a few pomegranate arils for garnish
  1. powder the cardamom and discard the husks.
  2. heat ghee or oil in a thick bottomed pan.
  3. add the sooji or rava and fry till they change color and you get a lovely aroma.
  4. add dry fruits and continue to fry for a few minutes.
  5. heat 1.5 cups of water separately.
  6. add this hot water to the sooji and dry fruits mixture.
  7. stir well.
  8. add milk and sugar.
  9. continue to stir.
  10. the semolina absorbs both water and milk and will swell.
  11. you have to stir continuously so that the mixture does not stick at the bottom of the pan.
  12. after 1 or 2 minutes, add mango pulp.
  13. stir again well and ensure that the mango pulp is mixed well.
  14. add cardamom powder and saffron.
  15. stir till the moisture reduces.
  16. cover with a lid and cook for 1 or 2 mins more.
  17. garnish mango halwa with extra cashews or pomergranate arils.
  18. serve the mango halwa hot, warm or even cold.
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