Sheera or Halwa (for prashad)
The standard measurement for the recipe of prashad is 1 1/4 be it in cups, grams or kilos.
1 1/4 cup sooji or rava, (not very fine),
1 1/4 cup hot milk,
1 1/4 cup sugar,
1 1/4 cup ghee,
1 1/4 banana,
1/4 tsp elaichi (green cardamom) powder,
Dry fruits as per taste,
1 tbsp kishmish (raisins),
1 tbsp charoli (chironji),
Few strands of kesar.
Melt half ghee into a pan and roast the sooji on low flame, stirring occasionally, until it becomes fragrant and very light brown in color. Dissolve kesar with little hot milk and keep aside. Then add hot milk and mix properly. Do not add water. Cook for 2 minutes and then add remaining ghee and kesar to it. Give it a nice stir and then again cook for 2 minutes. Now add sugar and keep mixing till the sugar dissolves. Add elaichi powder, raisins, chironji, dry fruits and chopped banana, mix, cover with a lid and cook for 2-3 minutes. Uncover stir and again cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. Prashad is ready.
Do not add water in this recipe.