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A friendly and family oriented person with a zest for life and passion for writing and cooking.

Mango sheera, Mango kesari, summer treats

It’s the season of mangoes, time to indulge and try recipes with it. Sheera or rawa kesari is often made in all homes. Do give a try with mango, it’s tasty. Mango Sheera is soft and smooth pudding like sweet delicacy made with mango pulp and semolina.

One can also make it using pineapple and banana.

This is vegan recipe.

mango sheera
mango sheera

My other mango recipes are here


mango and coconut burfi, virgin mango mojito, mango parfait

Instant mango pickle recipe was a big hit last time.

Let’s get to the recipe of Mango Sheera


  • 1 cup semolina (bombay rawa)
  • 1 cup mango pulp (2 medium mangoes)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • a few strands saffron
  • 4 cardamom powdered


  1. Extract the pulp of mango and whisk it.
  2. Take a spoon of ghee and roast the semolina along with dry fruits. It should be light brown in colour and give a good aroma. Remove the roasted semolina and put it aside.
  3. Put water along with sugar and saffron strands and put it to boil. Once the water boils, put the mango pulp and give a stir.
  4. Now, add the roasted semolina slowly. Keep stirring in between, lest lumps are formed.
  5. Let cook for sometime. The consistency should be thick.
  6. Finally, add cardamom powder to it.
mango sheera
mango sheera
mango sheera
mango sheera
mango sheera

Mango sheera, mango kesari

Mango sheera is a sweet delicacy made of semolina and mango pulp. It is tasty and makes a good choice for breakfast or lunch.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author jayashree


  • 1 cup semolina (bombay rawa)
  • 1 cup mango pulp 2 medium sized mangoes
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 8 cashew broken into pieces
  • 4 cardamom powdered
  • few strands saffron
  • 1 1/2 cup water


  1. Extract the mango pulp and whisk it.

  2. Take a spoon of ghee in a pan, add semolina and cashew pieces to it. Roast it gently for three to four minutes. It should be light brown in colour and give a good aroma. Put it aside.

  3. In the same pan, add water, sugar, ghee and saffron strands. Put it to boil. Once it boils, add mango pulp and give a stir. Now, add the roasted semolina to it. Keep stirring in between, lest lumps are formed.

  4. Let cook for sometime. The consistency should be thick. 

  5. Finally, add cardamom powder and mix it well. Mango sheera is ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

  • You can use other dry fruits.
  • Oil should not be used, it imparts a different flavour and smell.
  • Mangoes should be ripe and non fibrous. 
  • Use fresh mango pulp.

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Fab milkshake summer special

It’s been sometime I have put any milkshake recipe here.  My recent creation is this Fab milkshake, a name which I have given to it. It has figs, banana and almonds in it, F is  for fig,  A for almond and B for banana, hence, the name. Continue reading Fab milkshake summer special

How to make lemon iced tea

Summer and cool, refreshing drinks, go hand in hand. Well, there’s no end to being thirsty these days. Days are getting hotter. Tea is a beverage which we can enjoy as both hot and cold. Lemon iced tea is a good drink for summer. Make it easily  at home in ten minutes. Continue reading How to make lemon iced tea

alasande kalu wade, black eyed beans fritters

Alasande kalu wade (black eyed beans) are one of the tastiest fritters.  It is also known as lobia and karamani. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It’s the season of fresh black-eyed beans. Stir fry and sambar are the usual ones that I make using it. Fritters was on the to do list since a long time. Finally, I made it during the weekend. It was tasty and made a good treat. Continue reading alasande kalu wade, black eyed beans fritters

Summer delights collective post

Everyone dreads summer. The three months looks too long, frequent power cuts, scorching heat, water problem and not to mention, it is vacation time, with kids at home. Cooking seems tedious. I have compiled some of the recipes from the blog here as ” Summer Delights“. I hope you like this effort of mine.

Do have a look below. You can click on the title or the picture for the recipe.

Here are a few tips to beat the heat this summer:

  • Drink plenty of water. The body dehydrates due to excessive heat, sweating and urination.
  • Avoid deep-fried food, especially in the afternoon.
  • Take more fruits and vegetables.
  • Cucumber, one can eat plenty of it. It consists 90% of water.
  • Consume seasonal fruits, they are easier to get and cheaper. Watermelon, grapes, mangoes, oranges are available in plenty.
  • Go easy on banana. It is healthy ad packed with nutrition.
  • Yoghurt, lassi, buttermilk are your friends, keep away from aerated drinks.


One can make a slight variation to their regular meals. Here are few recipes that you can consider as Summer Delights.

summer delights
summer delights

Idli is steamed food. No oil is required . It is ideal breakfast for summer. Here are three kinds of Idli. 1) Ragi Idli or Finger millet Idli 2) Mallige Idli  3) kanchipuram Idli

                                            RAGI IDLI

Ragi or Finger millet is one of the healthiest food in the world.

Ragi Idli
Ragi Idli

                                           MALLIGE IDLI

These idli are soft and supple.  Do give a try, I am sure you will not be disappointed.

chennai idlis
ideal breakfast

                       KANCHIPURAM IDLI

When the usual idli batter remains in the refrigerator, turn it into tasty Kanchipuram Idli.

Kanchipuram idli
Kanchipuram idli

                          COCONUT CUCUMBER COOLER

A refreshing drink to indulge during summer. It is made with tender coocnut water.

coconut cucumber cooler
coconut cucumber cooler

                            MANGO PARFAIT

Learn to play around with mangoes. Isn’t it the season of mangoes?

mango parfait
mango parfait

                               ICED EXPRESSO

Cool !

Iced expresso
Iced expresso

                                       PUNJABI LASSI

All time favourite

punjabi lassi
punjabi lassi

                        CABBAGE SALAD

It’s healthy, do give a try.

cabbage salad
cabbage salad

                                         CRUNCHY SALAD

All time favourite salad.

crunchy salad
crunchy salad


                                  RAJASTHANI KADHI

Yoghurt based dishes are ideal for summer.

Rajasthani Kadhi
Rajasthani Kadhi

                                               RICE PORRIDGE

A dish from South Kanara, it is ideal food for summer.  People of coastal karnataka have this on regular basis during summer.

Rice porridge
Rice porridge

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Review of Philips Hand Blender

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Summer has begun to show its colours. The mercury level seems to be increasing with each passing year.  Thus we need cool soothing food. Ice creams, milkshakes and sorbet are ideal and easy to make.

Continue reading Review of Philips Hand Blender

Bisebelebath, popular karnataka recipe

It’s that time of the year, when the weather is wonderful and our heart calls out to enjoy. It’s the season of fun and frolic. Time to celebrate with colours, yes it’s Holi.  To mark this ocassion I present  to  all of you, a dish very close to my heart, Bisebelebath, a popular recipe from Karnataka. It is a one pot meal which can be relished on many occasions. A rice savoury with lentils and vegetables makes a good meal with some papads. Continue reading Bisebelebath, popular karnataka recipe