Monday, April 28, 2014

Shir Sewain - Uttar Pradesh Special

Uttar Pradesh known as UP is a state in North India with Lucknow as capital and Kanpur as the commercial capital. This states shares it border with Rajasthan,Haryana,Delhi, Uttarakhand,Bihar and Jharkhand.Uttar Pradesh cuisine is famous for it royal dishes. While Nawabs ruling this regions, the royal slow cooking generally used for rice and meat cooking with sealed containers for retaining flavors and juices calle Dum pukht got introduced in this Cuisine.A typical vegetarian meal of Uttar Pradesh consists of roti,rice,dal,sabji, raita and papad. On festive occations, usually tava,the flat pans for making roti is considered as not auspicious and they eat friedfoods. A typical festive thali goes for Puri,Kachauri,Sabji,pulav,papad,raita and desserts.The cuisine of Uttar Pradesh is just as diverse as its geography. Ranging from simple every day fare to rich, elaborate banquets, the cuisine of Uttar Pradesh has absorbed and adapted a variety of cuisines to create  wonderful dishes..  Each city offers a different but equally inviting cuisine for the gourmet.Awadhi and Mughlai cuisine are the two prominent cuisine of this state.

Delectable delicacies like chaat, samosa and pakora, that top the most popular street food charts in all of India, are native to this state.Awadhi cuisine spread consists of elaborate dishes like kebabs, kormas, biryani, kaliya, nahari-kulchas, zarda, sheermal, roomali rotis, and warqi parathas. The richness of Awadh cuisine lies not only in the variety of cuisine but also in the ingredients used like mutton, paneer, and rich spices including cardamom and saffron.While Mughalai is strongly influenced by Persian cuisine of Iran and also have strong similarities with Kashmiri and Punjabi cuisine.ew famous dishes from this cuisiner are Bedvin this Indian flat bread known to have originated in Uttar Pradesh definitely satify your tastebuds. Paired with potato curry or chana (chole) its makes for a happy combination. Crisp and fluffy, the puris are made with whole wheat flour and urad dal while Keema dum ,kheema kebabs,mutton kofta comes from this cuisine, a prefect feast for non vegetarians. Arhar ki dal, a everyday simple classic food with dal a comforting food served with rice. Every household have their own version of this dal.Shir sewain belongs to this rich cuisine which goes for roasted vermicelli, this shir sewain is nothing but a delicious vermicelli kheer tastes fabulous as dessert after having heavy foods.

Recipe Source: Surf India
1cup Vermicelli
4cups Milk
1cup Sugar
3tbsp Ghee
1/2cup Crumbled Khoya
Few Raisins
Few Almonds & pistachios
Few Cashnew nuts
1/2tsp Saffron strands (soaked in 1tbsp of water)

Fry the vermicelli in ghee for few minutes (you can roast it well until they change the colour, since my family dont like dark colour vermicelli i just roasted them for few minutes)

Add the milk and cook in simmer for few minutes.

Now add the sugar, cook until the sugar gets dissloves and the vermicelli gets cooked.

Finally add the crumbled khoya,saffron strands,raisins,nuts, give a stir,cook for few seconds.

Put off the stove. Serve warm topped with dry fruits and nuts.


Catherine said... Reply To This Comment

What a wonderful and healthy dish.
I love learning of new foods. Blessings dear. Catherine

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

That surely looks so sinful Priya..good choice

great-secret-of-life said... Reply To This Comment

wow! so creamy and tasty

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely and delicious looking sewain. Wonderfully prepared.

Fullscoops said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so inviting!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

so similar to the semiya payasam, but I do not add khoya!! looks heavenly..

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

A little bit like the payasam, right? I think khoya gives a richer taste.

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

Rich creamy and delicious looking dessert...addition of khoya will make it really rich and yummy

Shobha Kamath said... Reply To This Comment

Looks gr8! Adding of khoya will give it the richness. Nice one.

Jayanthy Kumaran said... Reply To This Comment

yummmy n inviting
Tasty Appetite

Nammi said... Reply To This Comment

yumm, I would love to try a bowl of that

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Love that click..and the dish!..the khoya must be making it really rich,looks divine!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy yummy and yummy... This is what came to mind when i saw the sevai and read the recipe.. Too good and perfectly made.. :)

Sundari Nathan said... Reply To This Comment

yummy recipe!! Love your energy :)

Varada's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Khoya, milk and sugar - rich and delicious. Nice pick.

Gloria Fernandes said... Reply To This Comment

rich & delish..looks so yummy..i feel like having that bowl right away.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Looks sinful with the addition of khoya! Lovely.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

What a rich and delicious dish.

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!!!!such a delightful dessert,looks super tempting and delicious..

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious dessert.Must try it with khoya.It will surely lend richness right/...

jayanthi said... Reply To This Comment

the khoa must have really elevated the payasam to the next level.. it does magic in desserts. wonderful dessert

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Very rich and delicious desert ! Love to try it or sure...

MySpicyKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Such a classic dessert.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

An classic UP dessert looks irresistible aks :) they are making me drool here , my fav sweet ..Love the way how you sum up all the dishes from the state in your intro :)

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

ive got some khoya in the fridge and oh this sounds so wonderful to use it for

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious my favourite! I love the use of khoya. In fact this is the first time II am hearing about it. Thanks

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Simple yet yummy dish. This must be a popular one in the Muslim cuisine.