Sheerannam

Well, Sheerannam is the next type of pongal in my set of pongal recipes. This is a anther type of sweet pongal made especially as a Neivedhyam / Prasadam.




Sheerannam is a very traditional recipe in many parts of south India. This is a creamy and rich dessert. The mace flavor make this as a unique dessert.

This is basically a sweet milk pongal. Milk pongal is a savory type of pongal which is also a very traditional type of pongal (Will try to post milk pongal soon). Sugar candy and flavorings are added to milk pongal to make sheerannam.

Normally to any traditional Indian dessert,cardamon is used as a basic flavoring. In sherrannam mace powder and nutmeg powder is added. They taste really good in this sweet. The sugar candy brings in the depth of natural sweetness. Another important flavoring in sheerannam is the saffron strands. Milk, sugar and saffron is the heavenly combination. This also gives a beautiful light lemon yellow color to the dessert.

Ingredients :



Rice - 1/2 cup
Milk - 5 cups
Sugar Candy - 1/2 cup(broken into small pieces)
Nutmeg powder - 1/8 teaspoon
Mace powder - 1/8 teaspoon
Saffron - 1/4 teaspoon(soaked in 2 tablespoon of warm milk)
Ghee - 2 tablespoon
Cashew nuts - few
Pistachio - few
Slivered almonds - few


Procedure :



Cook the rice in milk either on stove top in a heavy bottom pan or in the rice cooker.(I did it in the rice cooker)

After the rice is cooked well, add the sugar candy and stir well till the sugar candy is completed melted. Now add the saffron and milk mixture.

Next add the nutmeg powder and mace powder and stir well. Heat the ghee and fry the cashew nuts and add it to the pongal. Remove from heat and decorate it with pistachio and slivered almonds while serving.

You may also like my:

Sakkarai Pongal Pongal With Gotsu Arisi Payasam

32 comments:

  1. Anonymous19/1/09

    Hi Sukanya....
    Lovely picture.

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  2. I love the creamy look to this and it looks delicious.

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  3. That sounds like a good Indian style rice pudding. YUMMY!:)

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  4. it looks very delicious with all the garnishing

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  5. Looks so good. Is it different from kheer?

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  6. Sounds quite unique and delicious, loved the picture looks so creamy and yum :-)

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  7. recipe sounds like kheer..

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  8. wowwww looks delecious

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  9. Look like almost like milk sweet (basundi) Drooling ...

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  10. Hi Sukanya,

    Delicious recipe and attractive picture! Loved the work in your blog.

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  11. Wow with those flavourful spices, recipe might be superb.... Looks yummy.

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  12. Belated new year wishes Sukanya..Love all your pongal series..Are you still in Milwaukee or moved?

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  13. Sukanya- visiting your blog after so many days...the pongal series is too good. reminds me of our trip to South India when we were teenagers.the peanut butter cookies are pretty tempting.

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  14. it sbeen l0ng time sinc ei had a visit to ur blog.:)
    this dessert looks delicious and mouthwatering pic.

    thnks
    prajusha
    www.icookipost.com

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  15. Hi Sukanya.. Haven't hrd of this type of pongal.. will def give it a try... the almond and pista toppings looks heavenly :)

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  16. wow..looks delicious..

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  17. wow sukanya..lovely ...tempting photo ..pongal looks very delicious

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  18. OMG!!!another eye popping dish!!have to make this one too now..i just posted ur pongal with gotsu dish in my blog..we simply loved it sukanya..thank u so much...U simply know how to tempt ppl :)

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  19. I love this rice pudding !! tempting pic !!

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  20. lovely creamy dessert.. nice snap..
    Been to urs blog earlier too searching for modak's(i think), Nice place for tradional sweets..

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  21. that picture is soooooooooo tempting... it looks divine... i m sure it tastes divine too:)

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  22. Have never heard of this, but it looks fantastic, Sukanya!! :)

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  23. hi, the name is new to me, but the dish seems familiar because of the ingedients.. love the rich creamy feel and the colour..:-)

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  24. check out EFM-savory series round up and join with us in the EFM-Microwave oven series

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  25. Great post. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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  26. Anonymous23/1/09

    Hi Sukanya,
    Isn't it supposed to be KSHEERAANNAM - rice cooked in milk-?Any ways,what is there in a name?The picture looks drool worthy.

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  27. Your picture looks great. I am sure it will taste yummy.
    you may find something interesting in my blog.

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  28. HII,.U CAN SEND THIS OVER TO yellow event of sunshinmom,.nd to makarsankranti festival at indian khana ..yummy,,..couldnt talke off my eyes...kepy gazin at the pic,..feel like tryin this soon,...

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  29. looks sooo sooo yummy. mouthwatering pic

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  30. Goodness, all these desserts! They are full of so many goodies! This looks so so good!

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  31. The pictures of all the types of Pongal are so good. Especially this one and the venpongal with gothsu picture is mouthwatering.

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