Monday, 11 December 2017

Kheera Sagar/Khira Sagar/Rawa/Sooji/ Semolina dumplings in sweetened, condensed milk-Odisha Special!

Kheera Sagar/Khira Sagar/Rawa/Sooji/ Semolina dumplings in sweetened, condensed milk-Odisha Special!

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes 

Total Preparation Time : 40 Minutes
Khira sagar is an Odia sweet dish that literally translates to ocean of milk in the Odia language. The sweet has depiction in the Hindu mythological scripture about Lakshmi serving Vishnu and Madhusudana with it.
Khira sagara consists of marble-sized balls of rice flour dumplings soaked in sweetened, condensed milk. Saffron and cardamoms are the typical seasonings that are added to this dish. Khira sagara is typically served either at room temperature or slightly chilled.
Traditionally dumplings are made rice flour... but gave twist to it made those dumplings out of semolina/sooji/ rawa and stuffed it too with roasted grated coconut.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Odisha
Servings:6 person's


Milk 1 ltr
Sooji/rawa/semolina-1/2 cup
Grated coconut 1/2 cup
Water-3/4 cup+1/4cup
Ghee-1 tsp-1 tsp(greasing)
Sugar-1/4 cup + 4 tsp (adjust according to your personal preference)
Crushed black pepper and cardamom powder-1 tsp
Cardamom 4(crushed)
Salt 1pinch
Kesar/saffron 1pinch


  1. Take a heavy bottom pan and milk, bring it to boil and then add sugar and cardamom
  2. Let it cook and get reduced to half in simmer(keep string in between)
  3. Mean time place we will ready our dumplings and stuffing
  4.  Now place a kadhai/fry pan add ghee
  5. Once the ghee is heated add sugar and 
  6. Let the sugar to caramelized (don't burn it)
  7. Now add grated coconut and stir it for one minute
  8. Now add crushed black pepper and cardamom to it, and cook it till it turn golden and keep it aside and let it cool
  9. Take a kadhai/fry pan add water and pinch of salt and bring it to boil
  10. Once started boiling add rawa/sooji/semolina to it keep stirring continuously to avoid lumps  
  11. Once formed like a dough take it out keep it aside and let it cool(warm)
  12. Now grease your palm's with hand and start kneading to make a smooth dough 
  13. Once done divide into 14 equal sizes
  14. Now add grease your palm's with ghee, flatten the ball and stuff it with roasted coconut(very little)
  15. While forming ball's grease your palm's with water too, it will help from cracks
  16. Repeat the same procedure to form all the balls
  17. Once balls/dumplings done add to boiling milk
  18. Cook till all the dumpling are cooked and soft (almost for 20 mins in simmer)
  19. Once all the dumplings are cooked turn off your gas and add pinch of saffron and cover it with lid.
  20. Serve once it is cool
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