Today's recipe is called Gulacha Sheera and is popular in Maharashtra. Apart from loving the taste of this dessert, I like the fact that we use jaggery to make it. Jaggery gives the dish adequate sweetness and is a more healthy option than using sugar which is normally used to make sheeras.
Over the last few years, I have consciously tried to use jaggery instead of sugar. This article in The Times of India details the benefits of jaggery over sugar in our diets.
Elsewhere in this blog, you will find other dishes in which we use jaggery such as:-
- Rava/ Semolina, 3/4 cup
- Jaggery, grated, 1/2 cup, or to taste
- Warm Water, 1 and 1/2 cups
- Ghee, 2 and 1/2 tbsp
- Cashewnuts, broken into pieces, 1 tbsp
- Raisins, 1 tbsp
- Cardamoms 2-3, made into a powder