Sep 21, 2012

Besan ka Seera

 Besan ka Seera
Besan ka Seera
A dessert which is a home remedy for cold and dry throat! This besan ka seera or sheera, is really delicious, very easy to make and is especially beneficial for any throat related issue or severe cold. It’s made with Besan (Gram flour) and Ghee (clarified butter), so it sooths the dry throat and makes for a great dessert as well. It’s always served hot, so often made during winters. You can add nuts such as almonds, cashews and raisins to it, and it’s very healthy and nutritious for growing kids. Try the recipe at home and let me know how it went..I hope you try it for taste first and not when someone’s down with cold.

Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 30 Mins
Besan (Gram Flour) 1 ½ cups
Sugar 3/4 Cup
Ghee (Clarified butter) 1 tbsp or ½ cup
Water 3 cups
Crushed nuts and raisins : 1 cup [optional – Do not add nuts when serving for cold/cough as nuts make the throat dry]

Besan Seera with milk
  • Heat ghee in a nonstick pan.
  • On the other stove, bring the water to a boil and dissolve the sugar in it. Keep aside.
  • To the ghee, add besan. Keep the flame on lowest as the besan burns quickly.
  • Keep stirring every 10 seconds so the besan doesn’t burn.
  • After 10-12 mins, you’ll notice a smell of besan like laddoos or a very distinct smell of roasted gram flour. Cook till the ghee starts separating.
  • At this time, add nuts and keep stirring for 1-2 mins more till the besan gets light brown in color.
  • Then slowly add the sugar water and keep stirring so lumps don’t form.
  • Turn off the stove, and serve hot garnished with chopped almonds.

Chef tip: You can also add a little milk in the water, i.e. 2 cups water 1 cup milk , to dissolve the sugar. For cold though, do not add milk as milk tends to increase chest congestion.


  1. wow...Loved the Recipe will try..

  2. Stumbled upon this recipe. Tried and came out great. And the smell is just beautiful



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