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शीरा - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Sheera recipes in Hindi)
શીરો / બરફી / હલવો - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Sheera recipes in Gujarati)

80 Sheera Recipes, Sheera Recipes from different parts of India 

80 Sheera Recipes, Sheera Recipes from different parts of India. 

What Is Sheera?  Sheera is a fudgy Indian mithai, which lies somewhere between halwa and kheer. It is thick and fudge-like, but not as rich as halwa. As a result, it is also easier and quicker to make.  The most common sheera is made out of semolina. It is popular all over India.

In the South, it is known by names like Sojji, Kesari and Kesari Bath, because it is traditionally flavoured with saffron, which gives it a pleasant yellow hue. The Semolina Sheera or Rava Sheera requires minimal ingredients, and can be made in a jiffy. So, it is made as prasad for most pujas.

Rava Sheera, Sooji Ka Halwa, How To Make Sooji HalwaRava Sheera, Sooji Ka Halwa, How To Make Sooji Halwa

Next most common is the Atta ka Sheera, a jewel from the Gujarati repertoire, which has become popular all over India. The secret to making excellent Atta Sheera is to roast the flour well, till the raw smell goes

Similar sheeras can be made of other flours like gram flour as well (Besan Sheera). You can also make awesome Singhada Sheera on fasting days. Take your pick of healthy flours to make equally tasty sheeras like the Ragi Sheera.

Singhada Sheera, Farali Singhara Halwa, Vrat RecipeSinghada Sheera, Farali Singhara Halwa, Vrat Recipe

Richer sheeras like Walnut Sheera and Badam Sheera are obviously for special days. Moong Dal Sheera is also generally made occasionally only, not because it is rich, but because it takes a little time to prepare. It is best cooked slowly, to get the irresistible aroma and rich flavour.

Badam ka SheeraBadam ka Sheera

Kaju Kopra Sheera and fruit-tinged sheeras like the Oats Banana SheeraPineapple Sheera and Mango Sheera are all-time favourites with kids, so you can surprise them with a cupful in the evening when they return from school!  Sheeras are awesomely versatile and there is a huge variety to pick from.

Kaju Kopra SheeraKaju Kopra Sheera

Sheera, Barfi and Halwa are traditional Indian mithais that no one can ever refuse. With their intense flavours and rich textures, mithais like Badam ka Sheera, Lapsi and Doodhi Halwa have become timeless treasures!

Rava sheera and varieties

Pineapple-SheeraPineapple Sheera

One of the most popular Indian sweets, the Rava Sheera is very easy to prepare. You just have to roast semolina, cook in a milk-water mixture and add sugar. To enhance the taste you can add dry fruits, cardamom powder and cook. While the classic version might take a long time, this will be ready in around 15 minutes if you use a microwave.

You can make it quickly to surprise a sudden guest or to offer to God after puja. Apart from the normal sooji sheera, you can make endless varieties by adding different flavoring agents and essences.

1. Kesari Bhaat is a South Indian counterpart of the sheera made with the addition of saffron

2. Chocolate Sheera is a unique sheera made using cocoa powder and chopped dark chocolate

3. Mango Sheera made using fresh mango pulp

Dry fruit sheera

Walnut-SheeraWalnut Sheera

Dry fruit slivers are not only used as a garnish for Indian desserts but, they can form the base ingredient in cooking up an array of delightful sheera recipes. They give a rich texture and mouth-fell and are heavy on the stomach.

1. Badam ka Sheera is my most favorite sheera recipe made using blanched almonds

2. Akhrot Kaju Sheera combining a rich graininess from coarsely crushed walnuts and cashewnuts

3. Kaju Kopra Sheera can be packed and carried in the tiffin.

4. Almond Sheera

You can even layer these sheeras to make a lip-smacking Layered Sheera which is a treat for the palette. It will surely garner you many praises from the guests if served at a party or get together.

Collection of sheera recipes

Atta-Ka-Sheera
Atta Ka Sheera

Apart from semolina and mixed nuts, you can even make sheera using varieties of flours or a combination of flour and fruits and even dals. Here are some of my favorite variations.

  1. Jowar Apple Sheera
  2. Jowar Banana Sheera
  3. Besan Sheera
  4. Ragi Sheera

Enoy our 80 Sheera Recipes, Sheera Recipes from different parts of India and other Indian dessert recipe articles below. 



65 Barfi Recipes
139 Basic Desserts Recipes
417 Fruit Based Desserts Recipes
243 Desserts Dry Fruit Flavours Recipes
111 Halwa Recipes
138 Ice-Cream Recipes
111 Kheer Recipes
60 Mousse Recipes
107 Peda Laddoo Recipes
137 Puddings Recipes
496 Traditional Indian Mithai Recipes

Happy Cooking!



Kopra Pak ( Gujarati Recipe) recipe
Although very delicately-flavoured, this coconut sweet gets a rich feel thanks to the tinges of saffron and cardamom that are added. I would suggest the use of traditional coconut grater in order to attain the perfect texture of this sweet. Another key ingredient is the mava, which helps to bind the ....
Rava Sheera, Sooji Ka Halwa, How To Make Sooji Halwa recipe
rava sheera recipe | suji ka halwa | sooji halwa | with 13 amazing images A wonderful quick Indian dessert, rava ....
Moong Dal Sheera ( Gujarati Recipe) recipe
This recipe is ambrosia for all sweet lovers, especially those fond of sheera. This coarse-textured, hot sweet takes a long time to cook—as slow cooking with continuous stirring is a must for this recipe—but is definitely a rewarding effort! soak the saffron in warm milk for at least 20 minutes as i ....
Healthy Sheera recipe
Satisfy your sweet tooth occasionally without compromising your health with this low fat version of an all time favourite Indian dessert. Walnuts and almonds contain MUFA and antioxidants that protect our heart from free radical damage and help to lower LDL.
Kopra Pak recipe
With its rich flavour and irresistible texture, this traditional sweet tends to be a bit addictive because our taste buds are sure to yearn for more of the magical experience. Full-fat milk and coconut cooked together give this sweet an intense flavour and amazing, coarse texture, while cardamom cas ....
Mango Sheera recipe
Everyone wants to make the most of the mango season because it is the undisputed king of fruits and everybody’s favourite too! Here is another smart way to use this awesome fruit. Add it to the traditional sheera, to make it more interesting and unique. Like any
Moong Dal Sheera, Quick Moong Dal Sheera recipe
This recipe is ambrosia for all sweet lovers, especially those fond of sheera . This recipe is divine. It is coarse and sweet. It generally takes a long time to cook, but this recipe is made in just 20 minutes.
Lapsi, Fada ni Lapsi, Gujarati Broken Wheat Dessert Recipe recipe
lapsi recipe | fada ni lapsi | dalia sheera | Gujarati broken wheat sweet | with 20 amazing images. One of the most well-known of Gujarati ....
Badam ka Sheera recipe
How many times have you dismissed the thought of making your favourite Indian desserts at home because they take too long to prepare? Well, where there is a will, there is a way. Next time you feel like relishing some delicious Badam ka Sheera, try this quick and easy recipe, which enables you to ma ....
Oats Banana Sheera ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes ) recipe
Oats and banana sheera, calcium and choline from milk helps the transmission of impulses to the brain and enhances its function, whereas banana provides instant energy. Cereals like wheat, oats, ragi etc. , are storehouses of iron and copper, which aids in the production of chemicals required to tra ....
Atta Ka Sheera recipe
Mouth-watering Atta Sheera, with a fabulous colour, texture and flavour, ready in just five minutes! If you are wondering how that magic is possible, well, just trust your microwave to do it for you. Flavoured with cardamom and garnished with slivers of almond, this is one irresistible dessert that ....
Kesari Bhaat recipe
Kesari Bhaat, the South Indian counter-part of the sheera, is an ever-popular sweet treat for young and old alike! Perhaps due to this reason, you will find the Kesari Bhaat is a part of most breakfast or lunch combos at South Indian restaurants. It ....
Chocolate Sheera recipe
Let’s give the classic North Indian sweet a chocolaty touch! The Chocolate Sheera is an awesome creation that combines the rich flavour and texture of sheera with the intensely captivating taste of dark chocolate. This luxuriant melt-in-the-mouth t ....
Ragi Sheera recipe
This sheera truly overflows with calcium, and that too at a low calorie count. Indeed, what a wonderful way to satiate your sweet tooth. Nutritious ragi flour together with a single tablespoon of ghee makes five servings of this delicious cardamom flavoured dessert. However, since the Ragi Sheera ma ....
Besan Sheera (  Desi Khana) recipe
Since gram flour is generally known for its thickening properties, besan sheera is very easy and quick to make. You can easily prepare it for functions, party or for sudden but special guests. Just ensure you roast the gram flour well to avoid a raw smell. Also, take care to serve hot.
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