Sunday, November 9, 2008

Godi Shira (Wheat flour sweet dish)

The credit for this recipe should also go to my co-sister (and her granny). I had been to her paternal grand mother's place (Tyagali near Sirsi) and had this dish for the first time. Her granny had prepared this dish herself with all her love and care. So, it tasted divine and i wasted no time in asking her the recipe. After coming back home, i tried preparing it once; but couldn't quite impress people. I seeked my co-sister's help and learnt the nitty gritty of this dish.

Here is the secret recipe, especially for you folks:

Wheat Flour 1 cup
Milk 2 cups
Ghee (Clarified Butter) 0.75 cup
Sugar 1.5 cups

  • Take a broad vessel;Add 1 tbsp of ghee
  • When ghee is hot, add cashew nuts and fry till the cashew nuts turn golden brown; Keep aside only the fried cashew nuts
  • Add wheat flour to the same vessel and fry till the raw smell of the wheat flour disappears (it changes its colour slightly, in the process)
  • Allow it to cool.
  • In another broad pan, boil the milk.
  • When the milk starts boiling, simmer the flame and add the wheat flour to it
  • Mix it properly so that no lumps are formed
  • Cook it for a minute and add sugar to it.Keep stirring so as to hold the mixture together
  • When the mixture starts sticking to the pan, add 2 tbsps of ghee with continuous stirring
  • Repeat the above step until the ghee is finished or the mixture doesn't stick to the pan
As you can see, the method is quite similar to the rava (semolina) kesari bath, except for the addition of the ghee, in the end.


  1. looks going to try this sometime..

  2. Nice colour, if whole wheat flour is used, this shira will be healthful as well!



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