Sunday, 7 July 2013

Apricot Fruit Sheera

Apricots and Almonds are most liked dry fruits in the world. The  juicy texture of apricot and fruits form a divine dessert. Apricots are a good source of vitamin C and a great source of vitamin A.It is great for digestion and helps balance the metabolism and maintain a healthy body weight.Appearing as small, golden-orange fruits, they all share the same particular health benefits, so it’s really just a matter of taste as to which type of apricot you would favor.Dried apricots last longer and can be easily packed away as a snack for dieters on the go. In fact, 2-3 apricots will give you nearly 50% of your daily value of Vitamin A. Apricots contain no fat and a small amount of carbs. Apricots can be enjoyed in cakes and pies, with ice cream or sorbets and yogurt, as a jam or jelly, used as a sauce or as a fruit topping for salads, cereal, pancakes, and other foods.

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Prep time: 15 mins   Cook time: 15 mins   Serves: 4
Cuisine: Indian (Dessert)

5 nos
1 no
Roasted semolina
1 cup
¾ cup
½ cup
Food color(yellow)
Cardamom powder
¼ tsp
¼ cup

To garnish
Almonds grated
2 tbsp
2 tbsp

1. Soak apricot for 6 hours in bowl and then boil apricot for 10- 15 mins till it becomes mushy.Chop mango and banana pieces.Heat 2 tsp. ghee in a heavy-based medium size pan and fry the rava on medium heat. 

2. Reduce the sugar amount because the fruits are already sweet.In the same pan, throw some cashews, followed by mangoes, banana and apricot pieces. Stir for some time. Add water, sugar, yellow food color, cardamom powder, cashew nuts mix well.  

3. Add the remaining 2 tbsp. ghee and cook until it leaves the sides of the pan, or for about 2 to 3 minutes. 4. Garnish with cashews, almonds and pistacios.

  •  Nutmeg powder can also be added. Using cardamom powder will do good coz everyone has at home for sure.
  • Almonds and pistachios gives a rich look.
  • Soaking apricot reduces the cooking time. Don’t throw the soaking water. Use it for cooking.

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