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

Recipe Type :Dessert
Cuisine: Indian 

Ingredients
Quantity
Dry Apricot
5 nos
Banana
1 no
Roasted semolina
1 cup
Mango
¾ cup
Sugar
½ cup
Food color(yellow)
Pinch
Cardamom powder
¼ tsp
Ghee
¼ cup
Cashews & Raisins 
1 tbsp each    

To garnish (optional)
Almonds grated
2 tbsp
Pistachios
2 tbsp

RECIPE VIDEO 


Method
1. Soak apricot in hot water for 30 mins to 1 hour and chop mango and banana pieces. Dry roast the rava in a kadai and keep aside.


2. In the same pan, throw some cashews and raisins.





3. Now add chopped apricots, banana, mangoes and saute for few minutes.


4. Always reduce the sugar amount when you add sweet fruits.


5. Stir for some time. Add  2 1/4 cups of water, yellow food color, cardamom powder, cashew nuts mix well. 





6.Now add the roasted rava to the prepared sugar water.


7. Add the remaining 2 tbsp. ghee and cook until it leaves the sides of the pan, or for about 2 to 3 minutes.


Garnish with cashews, almonds and pistacios. (optional).

Notes
  •  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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