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Almonds Cashewnuts

Cream of Wheat Pudding
(Rava Sheera)

Cashewnuts Almonds

A creamy pudding made with cream of wheat (also called rava or sooji in India), milk, sugar and nuts.

Microwave Cooking - Indian Vegetarian Recipes

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Serves: 4 
Cooking time (approx.):  minutes
Style: South Indian Vegetarian

  cup(s) milk
½  tablespoons sugar
2  cups water
4  tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  cup(s) cream of wheat (or semolina)
2  tablespoon(s) raisins
2  tablespoon(s) chopped nuts almonds and cahewnuts.
  teaspoon(s) cardamom (elaichi) powder
  teaspoon(s) saffron strands soaked in a little hot milk.

  1. Mix the milk, sugar and water in a microwave-safe large deep bowl and microwave uncovered on high (100%) power for about 6  minutes. stirring mid-way. Keep aside.
  2. Pour the melted clarified butter (ghee) in a microwave-safe large deep bowl. Mix in the semolina and microwave uncovered on high (100%) power for about 4  minutes stirring after every minute (taking care it does not burn) till the semolina is lightly roasted and aromatic.
  3. Now add the milk mixture and the rest of the ingredients. Stir well. Microwave uncovered on high (100%) power for about 2  minutes, stirring well after every 30 seconds, till the mixture is dry.


  • Almond and cashewnuts can be fried in ghee before they are used in the last step.
  • The quantity of sugar can be increased or decreased as per taste.
  • Ghee may be readily available off the shelf in Indian stores. However, it is important that it be fresh stock.
  • When the microwave cooking time for a step exceeds 2 minutes, it is highly recommended the contents be checked and stirred at regular intervals to avoid burning of food.
  • Standing time is a very important step as it completes the microwave cooking process of a dish. Ideally, allow the dish to stand for about 5 minutes before serving.

Serve hot garnished with: fried almonds and cashewnuts.

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