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13 April, 2013

Shingade chya Pith cha Shira Recipe~FastingSpecial

Posted in : Blogging Marathon, Fasting Foods, Ghee, Milk, Shingade Water Chestnuts, Sugar, Sweets on by : ArchanaPotdar Tags: , , , , ,

Shingade Cha shira

Shingade Cha shira

We not a religious!!  In fact I do not fast or go to the temple or even follow the religious calendar of different festivals. Many a times I forget that for a particular festival I have to make a something. So last minute I try to make something just to keep the girls informed that this is done thing.

Similarly on Mahashivratri the only thing I knew was Bai is not coming. I have to make the chapattis (something I hate) and I happened to ring my SIL Smita. Smita had the entire day planned what she would be cooking etc. She happened to mention Shingade chya Pith cha Shira! Shingade is Water Chestnuts!

Well a foodie does need a new name in food does she not?


Even as she was telling me I knew that this will be my entry for the Blogging Marathon, what better than the month long Marathon, in the “traditional theme”. So one of the dishes that I was planning got promptly dropped and Shingade chya Pith cha Shira was installed in place.

Well before we start let’s go through the usual noises (for no one is going to bother about it but statutory warning have to be in place) about this being a rich shira, the amount of ghee and milk is mind-boggling. The shira is a milk guzzler!  Add milk to the Shingade chya Pith cha Shira and it’s like adding water to sand all gone…!  But it’s delicious! Try it!



  • 200 grms shigade che pith
  • ¾ cup + 1 tblspn ghee
  • 700 ml full cream milk + ½ cup
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Cashew nuts a handful
  • 8 cardamon, powdered


  • Melt the ghee in a heavy bottomed kadhai/wok, fry the cashew nuts till they are brownish. Drain and set aside.
  •  Add the shingade che pith in the ghee and stir fry till you get a nice aroma. Please remember that the amount of ghee must be a bit more than what you use for rava shira. The flour has to be stirred continuously. Add the 1tblspn of ghee only if you feel its need.
  • Once the flour is done switch off the gas. Add the warm milk and stir well. Get rid of all the lumps that may have formed.
  • Transfer the kadhai/wok to the gas, on low flame cook the mixture. Stir regularly.  Till the mixture starts bubbling at the sides it comes together and changes colour.
  • Add the sugar and mix well.
  • Cook covered for about 5 minutes.
  • Mix the cashew nuts and the cardamom stir. At this point I added ½ cup of milk and covered it. Let it stand covered. 2 minutes later all the milk had been absorbed and a wonderful aroma filled the kitchen.
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​Hi! First time here? You are Most Welcome! I hope you keep coming back for more here. If you are my regular visitor then Thanks, for you encourage me to experiment more!! I would like you to please click on my link below and like my Facebook Page. I will be happy if you can follow me on on Twitter too!    ​

0 thoughts on : Shingade chya Pith cha Shira Recipe~FastingSpecial

  • April 13, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Very interesting dessert with water chestnuts. Sounds delicious. LOL for milk guzzling.

  • April 13, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Mom made is during upas.. I hardly eat it due to the amount of calories go in it 🙁 But i would love to have some!

  • April 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    even i ade this a couple of times during one of the vrats, i like the simple taste it has as compared to the regular sheera

  • April 13, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Archana this is rather unfair..we get warnings, even before we try…I am sure we can at least taste..oh ya the calories!! Well when such dishes tempt you, just eat one tsp and get satisfied . But how does one make that little…khao peeyo..jalsa karo!

    • April 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      Cigarette packets there is a warning ” Smoking is injurious to health” does anyone pay heed?

  • April 13, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    First thing is I am not able to pronounce the name..:)..second you got me drooling over that bowl, what a lovely mould you used..very nice one..

  • April 14, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Drooling over that shira, wat a beautiful presentation, super cute, never tried anything till now with chestnut..

  • pinksocks
    April 15, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I can almost feel the texture by looking at that pic. Such a lovely use of the vrat aata.

  • April 16, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Maha Shivarathri came and the only thing you knew was the bai didn’t come?? :)))Hilarious Archana…really hilarious 🙂

    The shira looks really good and I like the presentation.

  • April 17, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Amazing presentation….cute pretty dessert….

  • April 18, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Wow.. very new to me.. Nver heard singada ka halwa

  • April 19, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Amazing dessert with water chestnuts!

  • April 20, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Interesting one, but first time hearing about this, nice presentation.

  • April 26, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Love the presentation and the mould which yu have use. Awesome

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