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Corn sheera

Ingredients2 cups corn kernels, from raw corn off the cob (pureed in a blender)1/4 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder1/2 cup whole milk1 pinch saffron strands2 tablespoons gheeInstructionsOver medium heat in a 3 qt pot, heat ghee and when ghee is hot, add corn and saute for 10-12 minutes, stirring constantly.Add whole milk, saffron and mix, cook covered for another 10 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes. Add sugar, cardamom powder and mix until all sugar has been dissolved. Serve warm!

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Ingredients1 cup semolina3/4 cup ghee3/4 cup sugar2.5 cups whole milkHandful of rains and cashew nuts1/2 teaspoon cardamom powderInstructionsIn a 5 qt sauce pan, over medium heat, add ghee, and when ghee has melted, add nuts and saute for a minute.Then add semolina, saute for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until semolina turns light pink in color and you can smell the fragrance of semolina. This is a process to cook semolina.Add warm milk slowly (heat milk in the microwave for 2 minutes prior to adding), and stir gently yet constantly. Make sure that there are no lumps. Add sugar and cardamom powder and keep stirring until all sugar has been absorbed by semolina.HAVE A LID HANDY BECAUSE SEMOLINA MIXTURE WILL...

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HALWA dessert

Satyanarayan Puja is a house-blessing ceremony that is performed in Indian households (usually Hindus) to maintain the energy balance in the house and invoke positive energies. Food for this ceremony plays an important role, dependent on your budget and cooking abilities, it depends on what you would like to make. I usually cook a lot of food for this ceremony.   Rules: 1) Food must be all vegetarian. 2) Food must be prepared after taking shower/ bath that very same morning, barefeet. 3) Food must not be eaten/ tasted while cooking, you can have any other food but not the food that you are cooking for the ceremony. 4) Food should be served to God first, once the ceremony is...

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