Wheat and Mango Sheera |A Seasonal Delicacy|Easy Recipe

Wheat and Mango Sheera is my twist to the traditional Wheat Sheera or Halwa.

Wheat – Health Benefits

Wheat is believed to be one of the most wholesome food items and ensures a nutritious diet. It is a good source of carbohydrates and some vitamins and minerals.

Carbohydrates in Wheat provide energy and help in weight management and digestion.

Minerals in wheat help regulate maintain the pH balance, build bones and regulate enzymes.

Wheat contains antioxidants which help prevent cell damage. Wheat is also rich in fiber which helps control blood sugar levels and improves bowel movements.

Summer Season and Mangoes

Summer season brings a lot of happiness just because it brings with it the King of Fruits – Mangoes! The sweetness and tanginess of this juicy fruit gives a reason to live through the scorching heat.

Mango originated in India. They have an edible pit inside their skin. Their unripe form has a tart, lime-like taste. Ripe fruits have a more floral, sweet flavor with a hint of pine. Many varieties have vibrantly colored skins. Their flesh is rich and juicy, and many are multicolored. 

Mangoes contain impressive amounts of vitamins and minerals. A cup of mango contains about a quarter of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A, which is essential for healthy immune function. Vitamin A is needed for the production and activity of white blood cells, which fight infections. 

Mangoes contain vitamin C, which supports the immune system and protects the skin against diseases.

Furthermore, mangoes reduce bad cholesterol and may help prevent a range of cancers. The fibre content in mangoes also promotes healthy skin and helps prevent signs of aging. They also help remove dead skin cells and improve the health of the digestive system. Mangoes are low in calories and rich in nutrients. So, you can enjoy mangoes anytime you want.

The benefits of mangoes are endless and for me any dish, that has Mango as an ingredient, is a must eat.

Wheat and Mango Sheera

With the health benefits of the main ingredients known, trying this interesting fusion recipe was fun.

The nutty flavors of wheat flour roasted in ghee along with sweet and tangy taste of Mango is a must try combination.

Wheat and Mango Sheera

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Healthy food, Healthy food for kids, Healthy recipe, Healthy recipes, Mango Sheera, Wheat Mango Sheera, Wheat Sheera
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 People
Author Anuya

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Wheat flour
  • 3/4 Cup Ghee
  • Pulp of one mango I have used Alphonso mango. You can use any other variety.
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar or Jaggery Adjust depending on the sweetness of the Mango
  • 2 Tbsp Dry fruit powder You can use chopped dry fruits too
  • 1 Tsp Cardamom powder Optional. You can use Mango essence or vanilla essence depending on your taste.
  • 2 Tbsp Raisins

Instructions

  • Place the mango in a bowl of water for 8-10 mins and then remove its pulp. You can even chop and then blend it. 
    Note – Keeping the mango in water for some time is known to reduce the heat in the fruit. 
  • Heat Ghee in a pan. Add the Wheat flour to it and roast till you get an aroma.
  • Add the Mango pulp. 
  • Cook for 3-4 mins till the mixture becomes thick. 
  • Add sugar and mix well. Cook till the sugar dissolves and is absorbed completely. 
  • Now add the dry fruits powder, raisins and cardamom powder and mix well. 
  • Cover and cook for a minute or two. 
  • Serve the Sheera hot, topped with your favorite dry fruits, for a heavenly experience.

Notes

  1. Remember to use a thick bottom pan to avoid burning.
  2. You can try mixing the mango pulp with milk kept at room temperature to increase the nutritional value.

More Sheera/Halwa Recipes to try:

  1. Wheat Sheera
  2. Rava Sheera
  3. Gajar Halwa

Some other Mango recipes you may want to try:

  1. Mango Shake
  2. Fried Mango Modak

All health content on flavorsfromindia.com is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your doctor. If you have any concerns about your health, you should contact your local healthcare provider.

This recipe was updated on 28th May 2022.