Varicha Tandalacha Sheera/ Bhagar Sheera#SundayFunday

Sharvan has began in Maharashtra, in this season many fast. There are many who do not eat onion and garlic too during this period. This is a pefect recipe to make it's tasty & easy upvas sheera also know as Varicha Sheera.
Sheera is mainly made with rava/semolina but this is made for fasting, hence used samo/varicha tandul. This sweet dish is made from Samo rice, which is a gluten free millet known by different names like, Moraiyo in Gujarati, Kuthiraivali in South, Bhagar/ Vari Che Tandul in Maharashtra and Barnyard millet in English. This millet mostly consumed during fasts. I have made gluten free puris , pulao, dosa with this.
1½ Cups Milk
¼ Cup Desi Ghee
½ Cup Samo Rice - washed and drained
¼ Teaspoon Kesar/Saffron Strands
7 - 8 Almonds - chopped
7 - 8 Cashewnuts
2 Teaspoon Raisins -
¼ to 1/3 Cup Sugar - according to the sweetness you want
¼ tsp Cardamom Powder 

In a sauce pan heat milk on medium flame. 
In another pan heat ghee on medium low flame, fry all the cashewnuts,  almonds, raisins, remove and keep aside.
In the same pan add the samo rice/variche tandul  and fry till it releases an aroma, do not change the color of the rice. 
Add the hot milk, stir well, bring it to a boil, add kesar and cover and cook till rice is nearly done and all the milk is nearly absorbed.
Then add the dry fruits and sugar, cook till sugar melts and all the milk is absorbed. Stir at regular intervals. 
When done add cardamoms powder and the fried raisins and almonds, mix well, sheera is ready.
Serve & Enjoy!! 
Labels: Sweets & Desserts, Vrat, Indian, Millets, Gluten free,
Kuthiraivali, Barnyard Millet, Festival Sweets, Sunday Funday, Breakfast
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. This looks like a delicious way to start the day.

  2. Such an interesting story to go with this dish!

  3. Bhagar sheera looks so inviting, I make it occasionally for Ekadashi or Navratri fasting. Love it.

  4. Very informative post and interesting recipe! Thanks for sharing!