Mango kesari/sheera is an Indian pudding made with semolina, sugar, dry fruits & mango chunks or puree that is added for flavour and texture. This is an anytime treat!
When the semolina has roasted and gives out a nice aroma add the water (or water & milk mixture) to it. Be careful as the mixture can splutter! Mix quickly till it is smooth & lump free.
Add the sugar and pinch of salt and stir till the sugar gets absorbed. Next, add the saffron mixture.
To make soft and mushy sheera the semolina : water ratio to be used is 1:3, you may use only water (1-1/2 cups) or 1 cup water and 1/2 cup milk if you like it a little rich. I prefer it light, so I used 2 cups water and 1 cup milk.
The best tasting sheera is usually made of a lot of ghee. Some recipes call for as much as 1/2 cup of ghee per cup of semolina! In my opinion it is too much and too rich. Since we count calories in our home we reduced it to a quarter of a cup. Use as much as you desire.