Mango sheera, a luscious Indian dessert, encapsulates the essence of summer in every spoonful. This aromatic delicacy combines the richness of semolina with the tropical sweetness of ripe mangoes, creating a symphony of flavors and textures that tantalize the taste buds.

 Prep Time      10minutes 

 Cook Time      20minutes

 Total Time      30minutes

 Servings          2 cups


  • 1/4 cup semolina (rava/sooji)
  • 1/8 cup clarified butter (ghee)
  • 3/4 cup water (1/2 cup + 1/4 cup)
  • 1 small ripe mango
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 whole cashews
  • 6 strands of saffron

Note: I used a ratio of 1 part semolina to 2 and 1/4 parts water.


  1. Heat half of the clarified butter in a pan, add the semolina, and roast for just 2 minutes over low heat. Set aside.
  2. In a blender, combine the mango, sugar, saffron, and cardamom until smooth. Measure and set aside; it should yield approximately 3/4 cup of mixture.
  3. In a pan, heat water until boiling, then add the roasted semolina. Cook over low heat until soft and slightly dry.
  4. Once the semolina is cooked, add the mango-sugar mixture. Stir continuously to avoid lumps as it will become gooey.
  5. Add the remaining clarified butter, reserving a teaspoon for frying the cashews. Cover and cook over low heat for 3 minutes.
  6. In the reserved clarified butter, fry the cashews until golden brown, then add them to the semolina mixture. Cook until it forms a cohesive mass, then switch off the heat.
  7. Serve the Mango Kesari hot or warm, garnished with cashews. Enjoy the delightful treat!


Nutrition Facts

Mango Kesari

Amount Per Serving (125 g)

Calories 451Calories from Fat 117

% Daily Value*

Fat 13g20%

Saturated Fat 7g44%

Polyunsaturated Fat 1g

Monounsaturated Fat 4g

Cholesterol 29mg10%

Sodium 10mg0%

Potassium 282mg8%

Carbohydrates 83g28%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 64g71%

Protein 4g8%

Vitamin A 1136IU23%

Vitamin C 40mg48%

Calcium 21mg2%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.