These cute little squares of rava are so inviting isn’t it? The roasted cashews and other nuts are making me more hungry for this sweet thing right now. Some one there please pass them on. I occasionally crave for something sweet and then what comes to my mind is rava sheera. Because making sheera is all easy and hardly needs any pre-planning. But now a days, SUGAR is considered as culprit of major diseases. And I try to minimize sugar in my cooking. So today jaggery rava sheera, where I substituted jaggery for sugar in normal rava sheera recipe. Let me be honest, this dessert tasted way too delicious.
My daughter is a big fan of rava sheera and I remember her demanding this dessert alone for lunch when she was in 2nd standard. But being a health concerned mother I didn’t let her eat sheera alone instead, tried to convince her how bad sugar is.
In this recipe I have tried to compensate sugar by organic palm jaggery and it was quite successful I must say. The preparation is more or less similar to it’s sugar based counterpart. But instead of adding jaggery in dry form, I cooked it in water. When jaggery dissolves in water and boils, roasted rava gets in to cook deliciously delicious. The darker the jaggery you use, the more pleasant rava sheera would look in texture. So if you are like me who minimizes sugar use in everyday cooking, then this jaggery rava sheera is for you.