Sunday, October 17, 2010

Potato Sheera / Kesari & VijayaDashmi Greetings.

On an auspicious day of  Vijayadashami, Wishing all my readers and followers a very Happy Dussehra blessed with Peace, Joy, Prosperity & Good health. Today's festive sweet dish was Potato Sheera. It is easy to prepare and has delicious, rich , mithai like taste.


Ingredients :- 
  • 2 Cups heaped - boiled and  finely mashed Potato.
  • 1 Cup - Sugar
  • 3 Tb.spoon - Butter or Ghee
  • 5-6 Cardamom pods - finely powdered
  • 2 Tb.spoon Golden Raisins
  • 2 Tb.spoon Almonds - coarsely ground
  • 2 Pinches - Saffron

Preparation method for Potato Sheera :- 
  1. Boil  2 medium size potatoes. Remove skin and grate them on cheese grater to get finely mashed fluffy, lump free texture. Measure two heaped  cups of  mashed potato and keep it aside.
  2. Heat heavy bottom pot. (Anodized non-stick works best). Melt 3 tbs butter -  add mashed potatoes and two pinches of saffron. Stir with wooden spoon to combine with butter. Maintain medium heat temperature and roast by  stirring frequently  for about 7-8 minutes.
  3. Now add cardamom powder, coarsely ground almond, raisins - Saute for another 2-3 minutes..at this stage you will notice little excess  glaze of Ghee over potato and as you saute with wooden spoon ...raisins  get fried to  golden yellow color  in  the excess ghee. Keep stirring to avoid raisins from burning.
  4. Add one cup sugar and mix well. Sheera consistency will turn runny. Keep stirring with wooden spoon for about 3-4 minutes or until Sheera consistency sets thicker.
  5. Reduce heat to low and let sheera cook for another 4-5 minutes. Keep stirring..you will notice shiny golden glaze and  nice soft texture. Shut off the heat and let it rest on stove uncovered for 7-8 minutes. Enjoy this sheera warm.
Note :- Next day potato Sheera turns little dry and forms  thick  texture. Add little water and reheat to get soft texture.

4 comments:

Shanthi said...

Looks delicious
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Usha said...

Shanthi .. Welcome here and thanks for your comments.

Sampada said...

looks really yummy

Usha said...

Sampada, Welcome to my blog..thanks for your visit and comments. :)