Fragrant Coconut Sheera with Candied Lemon Peel

I have tried quite a few variations of the Sheera and am enjoying incorporating western flavours into this classic Indian dessert. Today I am presenting Coconut Sheera with Candied Lemon Peel.

Coconut Sheera With Candied Lemon Peel
Coconut Sheera With Candied Lemon Peel

Lemon and Coconut is one of those match-made-in-heaven flavour combinations, and I have been wanting to use it in an Indian dessert for a while now. So when Fusion Fiesta was selected as the theme of the 116th Foodie Monday Blog Hop, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try this Coconut Sheera with Candied Lemon Peel.

I am glad I finally tried this recipe because it was just delicious and so very fragrant. It is quite a surprise for people who try it. My father loved it and I have saved some to surprise my colleagues at work. 🙂

Do try my recipes for Rava Kesari, Mango Sheera, Pineapple Sheera, Sapata (Banana Sheera), and Apple-Cinnamon Sheera!

How to Make Coconut Sheera with Candied Lemon Peel

Coconut Sheera with Candied Lemon Peel
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Coconut Sheera with Candied Lemon Peel
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

In this recipe for Coconut Sheera with Candied Lemon Peel, I have tried to incorporate the classic pairing of lemon and coconut into the traditional Indian semolina pudding called Sheera. I loved it and hope you do too! 🙂

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Fusion, Indian
Servings: 4 People
Author: Aruna
Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup Rava, Semolina
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Coconut
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Candied Lemon Peel
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar Use more, if neede
  • 1 tsp Lemon Essence
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 2 tsp Ghee
Instructions
  1. Over medium flame, heat the ghee in a pan.

  2. Add the rava and roast till it just starts to change colour.

  3. Add the coconut and stir-fry for a minute.

  4. Add the sugar and mix well.

  5. Add the coconut milk and mix well.

  6. Add the water, candied lemon peel, and lemon essence.

  7. Mix well and let the Sheera cook till all the liquid is absorbed and the sheera comes together as a ball when mixed.

  8. Cover and let it rest for 10 minutes.

  9. Serve Coconut Sheera with Candied Lemon Peel warm or at room temperature.

 

Indian Semolina Pudding with Coconut and Candied Lemon Peel
Coconut Sheera with Candied Lemon Peel

Step-by-Step Recipe for Coconut Sheera with Candied Lemon Peel

  1. Over medium heat, in a kadhai or a pan, melt the ghee.
  2. After the ghee has melted, add the rava and stir-fry roast till the rava starts to change colour. Do not let the rava turn brown; just a touch pink.
  3. Next, to the roasted rava, add the grated coconut and mix well.
  4. Now add the sugar and mix well.
  5. Turn the flame to low and pour the coconut milk.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Now add the water, candied lemon peel, and lemon essence.
  8. Mix well and turn the flame up to medium.
  9. Let the Sheera cook till all the liquid is absorbed. Mix at regular intervals. The sheera is done when it comes together when mixed.
  10. Cover the Coconut Sheera With Candied Lemon Peel and let it rest for 10 minutes. This helps the flavours meld.
  11. Serve the sheera warm or at room temperature.
Indian Semolina Pudding with Coconut Milk and Candied Lemon Peel
Indian Semolina Pudding with Coconut Milk and Candied Lemon Peel

Do see what my fellow bloggers have made for the 116th Foodie Monday Blog Hop using Fusion Fiesta as the theme:

14 thoughts on “Fragrant Coconut Sheera with Candied Lemon Peel

  1. Sheera is an eternal fav be it a sweet dish or neivedyam for religious ocassions. I love the fact that you have used the candied peel to provide it a tangy kick. Must have tasted super amazing. I have once tried it with preserved mango & it came out well .. however, this is a must try now for me!
  2. You're so right Arunachal. lemon and coconut combination is just heavenly. Love your fusion dish and hoping to try it out soon. I've never ventured out to make different flavored sheera.
  3. I'm a big fan of the pineapple kesari that is commonly available across Bangalore. I loved the mango sheera that I prepared last summer. This is something very new to me - I'm sure I'm going to love this. Bookmarking the recipe to try out soon.

Hey! I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Do leave me a comment.