Pomegranate Sheera - Guest Post 5

Month of May, 2nd week of this month and Monday here. Time to welcome our guest Archana Shenoy.  

Archana is a great cook and I am always in awe of the photos that she takes of her preparations. All her clicks have the power to pull and tempt audience to try the recipes. Lauki dal was one such tasty recipe and I am glad I attempted it after which its prepared often at my place. During my Abudabhi trip that happened in month of March, I was fortunate to meet her in person with her beautiful family. When we met, the feeling was as if we have known each other since long. Lots of chit chat for 2 hrs and we didn't realize the time that passed away. I got super excited when she expressed the dream to come up with her own blog where she would like to share her passion. All the best Archana and hoping that your dream turns into a reality soon, so that we can feast with our eyes. 

Amongst many of her food posts, pomegranate sheera had really caught my attention not just because of the clicks but because I liked the idea of adding pomegranate juice in the recipe, making it nutritious and colouricious. I have prepared sheera but with pineapple, apple, saffron, etc... using pomegranate juice was something new to me. When I messaged her to share her preparation with readers here, she happily agreed. So let's hear from her about this sheera.

Today I would like to share the recipe of a classic Indian sweet Sheera or Rava kesari. One of the easy to do sweet,  I have adapted the recipe from here where pomegranate juice is added to give a nice color to this dish that will make it more attractive and being natural color its all healthy.


1/2 cup roasted semolina/ Rava/ Sooji *

1 and 1/2 cup fresh pomegranate juice 
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1/4 tsp of cardamom powder
1 tsp Ghee +1/2 tsp for greasing the plate


Grease a plate/tray with 1/2 tsp of ghee and keep it aside

De-seed one pomegranate. Add little water to the seeds and blend to a smooth juice. Strain it and use the juice only. Add water as required and bring it to equal the quantity of 1 and 1/2 cup. 

Place a non stick pan and heat it on medium flame. Pour the juice into this pan and bring it to boil. Reduce the flame and as the boiling continues add the roasted semolina and stir it continuously to avoid any lumps formation [lumps if not avoided may remain uncooked in the pan]. As the liquid dries up and mixture starts thickening, it will leave the edges of the pan. Now add sugar and cook it for 2-3 minutes more. Next add cardamom powder, ghee and mix it well. Switch off the flame and immediately transfer the mixture to greased plate, level it with back of spoon or spatula, and allow it to cool. You may even chill it before cutting into desired shapes. 

Cut into desired shapes or use different design cookie cutters to mould the kesari according to your chocie. Here I have used heart shape cookie cutter. Garnish with pomegranate pearls and serve it chilled.


*Semolina can be easily roasted at home itself till it gives a nice aroma and turns golden brown in colour.  I had stock of roasted semolina [store bought] hence used it . You may use ready to use as it will reduce the cooking time.
~ You may add nuts and raisins to the mixture before switching off the flame and later serve into serving bowls. 

Thank you Archana for taking your time and now hoping to see many more visual treats from you at your space soon!

Happy Cooking!


  1. Thanks A lot Dear Aparna for considering my recipe on your prestigious Blog :) I have always been a hardcore fan and follower of your blog. I love the way you present your preparations and your photography skills are amazing. I always had a wish to meet you at least once in person...I was extremly delighted that it came true :) The two hour meeting that we had is an unforgettable and memorable one :) Fortunate to have met a wonderful and a genuine person like you and your loving family :) Yes, and as you said it felt like as if we have been friends for a long long time. Thanks for supporting and encouraging me always. You made my day today...feels very special. Keep clicking and cooking.

    To All the people visiting this Blog ..Please do try out all her recipes....I have done most of them and they all have turned out delicious.

    1. So sweet of u Archana <3.. its all because of support and love from friends including u that this baby blog has grown into toddler. You trying out recipes, giving me feedback has raised my confidence level and your recipes as well as clicks has been inspiration to me on this learning curve,,, happy cooking as well as clicking to u too dear ! Pleasure was mine to have u on this space and share ur colorful healthy yummy preparation :)

  2. Looks yummy and colorful .Will try it sometime.

    1. thnks Sathya priya,,, Waiting for ur feedback !

  3. colourful sheera, Nice and yumm..

  4. Oh.. thats a new option in sheera.. excellent presentation.. will surely try it

    1. thnks Smitha .. Do let me know if u try it

  5. Seriously a delicious sheera, pomegranate addition sounds very interesting..Wonderful guest post there.

  6. @all : thanks everyone, @ Priya: yes me too found the addition of juice an interesting option