Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sheera / Kesari bath - My 100th Post

Yes friends, you read it right, this is my 100th post! It's took me almost 3 years long journey to reach this number, which I think is too long. But inspite of a big break for a whole year of 2010  finally I achieved this milestone. Last year after I almost quit blogging, lot of remarkable changes happened in this blogging world. After resuming my blog I found myself far behind in this race and then I had to put lot of extra efforts to catch up with all. Moreover its all your continuous support my dear friends that inspired me with your wonderful and motivational comments. I truly appreciate my friends cooperation that made me stand here. Now 100 posts later, I still take lots of fun and enthusiasm in cooking for my blog, capturing those moments and writing posts expressing my thought in front of you. I even got lot of friends through my blog; who are very close to me  now. I will keep on blogging and experiments on my kitchen will continue to be posted. I want to celebrate this moment with a very sweet post with "kesari bath", which I named as "Kuchh meetha ho jaye".
Kesari bath is a very popular dessert that is included in all types of South Indian meal you order in almost all the restaurants in Bangalore. It is popular in northern India also as Sheera and Sooji halwa but that actually is the simpler form using little ghee and wihout using kesar or any other color. When I had it for the first time here I was simply amazed by finding that simple sooji halwa can be made delectable by adding ghee and saffron. The recipe is known to most of  us and so my post is for those who always take pain to go to restaurant to specially have this dessert . They can prepare it easily and enjoy having it at home.

Ingredients:

Semolina (Rawa/sooji)  
200 gms
Milk
1 cup
Ghee
3 tbsp
Bayleaves
2
Cardamom powder
1 tsp
Raisins
10 gms
Cashewnuts
10 gms
Sugar
1 cup
Saffron
2 pinch soaked in 3 tbsp. of warm milk (Or you can use orange food color)


Method:
  1. Take a large nonstick pan and add ghee.Add bay leaves and then add sooji/Rawa and fry them 6 to 8 minutes till it turns yellowish white and we get a nice aroma of roasted sooji.

  2. Add 1 cup of warm milk and 1 and 1/2 cup of boiling water. Now add sugar. Stir continously in reduced flame for about 5 minutes so that sooji absorbe water and If required add some more water so as to get a smooth consistency. add sfron milk or food color. Stir well.

  3. Switch off the  flame a and add Cardamom powder  and dry fruits (cashew and raisins). Stirr well.
Now add 1tbsp of ghee and  cover it with a lid.

Your Kesari bath is now ready to serve. Enjoy!!

56 comments:

Mélange said...

Congrats on your century Sunanda..That's a superb recipe to mark the milestone..Nice preparation and presentation !! Keep going!..

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sunanda
Congrats and will be waiting for your double century soon.
Very nice recipe , will try it out.
Have a nice day

Priti said...

Congrats ...wish you many more ....kesari looks yum

cook from doha said...

congrats on your milestone nd a superb recipe to mark it..........

Deeksha said...

Congrats on your 100th post. Keep rocking>
Kesari bath looks so delicious. Lovely clicks as well.

Shanthi said...

Congrats on ur 100th post and wish u many more to come.

Sunanda said...

Thanks a lot friends for such quick and wonderful comments..
@ Usnish uncle,I think you dont know I am a silent follower and a big fan of your blog..I really feel gr8 when u put your inspiring words in my blog..

Pushpa said...

Congratulations Sunanda.Kesari looks delicious.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Congrats Sunanda! Kesari looks so delicious..

sowmya's creative saga said...

congrats..wishing you many more..and lovely sheera..adding bay leaves is new to me..looks yumm..

Reva said...

Congrats on your achievement.. best wishes for more happy years of blogging..
Reva

Priya said...

Congrats Sunanda for reaching this wonderful milestone,wish u many more like this,delicious kesari makes me drool..

Ola said...

Congratulations! I'm waiting for next 100 post, and then next 100, and next... :) have a nice day!

Sadhana Valentina said...

Hearty Congratulations Sunanda dear!!! And this Kesari bath is an apt one to celebrate the 100th post. Keep rocking....Wishes!!!

Sarah said...

Congratulations Sunanda. The Kesari bath looks tempting :)

Raksha said...

congrats dear. Hope u have many many more

Treat and Trick said...

Congratulations dear! Great way to celebrate with this yummy dessert!

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Congrats dear for ur 100th post !! keep rocking !! Kesari bath looks wonderful and yummy !!

Mary said...

Congratulations on Post 100. It really is a blogging milestone. I promise to be here for the 100. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

julie said...

congrats on your 100th post n keep rocking..kesari bath looks simply superb!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Yum looking sheera, congrats on 100th post dear. Keep rocking.

Deepthidigvijay said...

hello sunanada,
Congratz on ur 100th post.
great recipe to celebrate with.
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Congrats on your 100th post. and wish u many more to come
Kesari looks superb.
Post ta money hoye khoob taraye likhecho
Deepa

Raji said...

Congrats Sunanda...that's one lovely sweet to mark the celebration.

Suja said...

Congrats dear..perfect way to celebrate ..kesari looks yum.

Chitra said...

congrats on ur 100th post...
1st time to ur blog...u have a gr8 space.


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Saranya said...

Congrats Sunanda..Yummy kesari
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sangee vijay said...

congratz sunanda on your century and wishing you many many more milestone...Kesari bath looks more delicious and a perfect for any special occasion..your recipe sounds interesting will try it out soon...

Sobha Shyam said...

Congrats on 100th post..hope to see many more excellent recipes..kesari bath looks delicious..lovely..

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Congrats on your 100th post. Kesari bath looks divine.

Swathi said...

Congrats on your 100th post looking forward to many more delicious recipe from you. Sheera looks awesome.

Jay said...

congrats dear..wishing you many more success...wat a perfect tasty treat to celeb d occasion..:P

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Now Serving said...

heartiest congrats, Sunanda! Love your blog and hope to see many more milestones from you :) kesari looks fab!

divya said...

Congrats in ur 100th post...Sheera looks awesome,mouthwatering here..

kaveri said...

Congrats on your 100th post...wishing you many more years of happy blogging...Sheer looks delicious

Radhika said...

congrats Sunanda. Sheera looks great. Wish you many more centuries.

Chitra said...

congrats :) love this kesari..crave for some.

Sunanda said...

Thanks a lot my dear friends for your encouragement..I never expected so many wonderful comments.. You really have made my day..Love you all...

Ambreen said...

Congrats Sunanda on your 100th post. What a lovely post to mark this occasion! Looks fabulous!

Sutapa said...

Congrats!
Very delicious and yummy recipe!

Prathima Rao said...

Congrats on ur 100th post!!! And this dish is the perfect one to celebrate this milestone!!
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Raina said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! That is a big achievement that I am still working on.

Your dish looks wonderful. I have never had this but would love to try it. Thank you for sharing it and for your kind comments on my blog:)

Angie's Recipes said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! The semolina cake looks moist and perfect for the celebration.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wonderful looking sheera! Congrats on your 100th post!

Sarah Naveen said...

Congrats dear!!! recipe sounds great and looks yummy!!

Sunanda said...

Than again my dear friends for those wonderful comments...

FoodLovers said...

congrats on ur 100th post ....
wish u may more like this ...
great tempting halwa pics

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Khaugiri said...

Congratulations for your Century dear!!!

Sunanda said...

@ Deepthi Thanks again for bringing me in the news, I have started following you..
@ Khaugiri Thanks for dropping by my space and such a nice comment.

Babli said...

Heartiest congratulations to you for your 100th post.
Wonderful recipe. Kesari bath looks absolutely delicious and tempting.

Hari Chandana said...

Congrats dear.. keep rocking :)
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Vatsala. said...

Congrats dear. Glad to follow you. Show and TEll
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Suman Singh said...

Congrats on ur 100th post dear..wish you many more such milestones ahead..keep blogging..hope to see more delciious recipes from you.
Sheera bath looks awesome and so tempting!

Plateful said...

Don't worry about how long it took, but this is a wonderful achievement -- congratulations! Sweet posts are best for sweet moments like this. Hugs!

Easy said...

Congratulations on the one hundred posts, thats great work. The Kesari looks fantastic as well!

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