This is the easiest dessert you will ever make – and it's absolutely delicious too! Sheera (or kesari) are dense, sweet, pudding-like cakes that are popular in India. This particular sheera are infused with mango and you can make them in a few minutes – so what are you waiting for?

Microwave Mango Kesari/Sheera: Coarse Semolina Pudding [Vegan]

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  • 1/2 cup semolina
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup mango purée
  • 1 drop mango essence (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • A pinch of saffron strands
  • Nuts for garnish


  1. In a safe microwave plate, spread the semolina and microwave it for 30 seconds.
  2. After 30 seconds, mix it well so that the semolina doesn’t form into lumps.
  3. Then in a microwave safe bowl, add the 3/4 cup of water and microwave it for 1 minute.
  4. Carefully remove it from the microwave after a minute, and mix it once. Then add the cardamom powder, saffron, mango essence, and the mango purée.
  5. Mix them all together and microwave them for 30 seconds.
  6. After 30 seconds, carefully remove it and mix it once.
  7. Then, slowly add the semolina. Make sure you are stirring constantly while adding the semolina.
  8. Microwave this semolina mix for 45 seconds.
  9. Remove it from the microwave and stir it vigorously so that no lumps are formed.
  10. Finally, add the two tablespoons of sugar and stir it again.
  11. Microwave this mixture for 30 seconds.

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