How to make Sheera Poli -

Sheera stuff paratha

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : semoina , Pure ghee (देसी घी)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Desserts

Sheera Poli

Sheera Poli Recipe Card


The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Sheera Poli Recipe

  • semoina 1/2 cup

  • Pure ghee

  • Pure ghee 1/2 cup

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 1/2 cup

  • Sugar 2 tablespoons

  • Green cardamom powder 1 teaspoon

  • Saffron (kesar) dissolved in 1 tbsp of milk a few strands

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 1 cup

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup + 4 tablespoons

  • Oil 1/2 cup

  • Salt a pinch

  • Rice flour 4 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat ghee in a pan, add semolina and roast lightly on slow heat. Heat grated jaggery and sugar along with one cup of water. When it comes to a boil, lower the heat and simmer. Once the jaggery is dissolved take it off the heat and strain the liquid. Add this liquid to the semolina and ghee mixture. Cook, stirring continuously. Add green cardamom powder and dissolved saffron. Cook till the semolina is cooked and forms a thick sheera.

Step 2

Allow the sheera to cool completely. Mix whole-wheat flour, one cup of refined flour along with two tablespoons of oil and a pinch of salt. Add sufficient quantity of water and knead to very soft dough. Rest the dough, covered with muslin cloth, for two hours.

Step 3

After two hours add the remaining oil to the dough and knead to very loose dough. Rest it again for half an hour. Meanwhile divide the sheera into eight equal portions. Then divide the dough also into eight equal portions.

Step 4

Mix rice flour and four tablespoons of refined flour and set aside on a plate. Roll a portion of wheat dough, place a sheera portion in the centre and gather the edges to make a round ball. Further roll into a chapatti. Dust with rice flour and refined flour mixture and roll again. Heat a tava on medium heat. Roast the stuffed chapatti on slow heat on both sides. Similarly use the remaining sheera and the dough to make more chapattis.

Step 5

Once the chapattis are done, smear with remaining pure ghee and serve.

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