Showing posts with label Navratri Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Navratri Recipes. Show all posts

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Chana Dal Sundal

Chana dal sundal won't need an introduction. It 's a tasty dish I made it for Navratri days. Enjoy this easy dish.
Prep Time-1hr5mins {soaking+pressure cooking}
Cook Time-30mins 
1/2Cup chana dal
2Tbs grated coconut 
1Tbs oil 
1/2Tsp mustard seeds 
1/2Tsp jeera 
2Red chili's cut equally
Few curry leaves
Salt to taste 
- Soak chana dal for 1hr. After pressure cook with 1Cup water to 1whistle. Cool off & strain extra water if any & keep aside. 
- Heat pan with oil. To that add mustard, jeera, red chili's & curry leaves. Fry till jeera turns to light brown & mean while mustard will start jumping. Switch off heat. 
- Add chana dal to hot pan along with salt. Mix them & leave them to cool off. 
- Add coconut & mix well. Adjust if salt is needed. 
- Sundal is ready to eat.
- Adding a little of lemon juice will make it more flavorful.
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Atukula Mix | Sweet Poha Mix

Atukula Mix
Atukula Mix / Poha Mix, is not actually a dish but it is more of combing few ingredients to make a mix. On the occasion of Saraswathi Pooja on Navratri/Dussehra days I made this mix to offer the goddess. They are different types of prashad for each day of navratri & this poha mix is for Saraswathi pooja day.
While I was making this mix I had a nostalgia hit. I remembered my grand mom (maternal) making this mix & packing them in different paper packets for me to distribute in the school on my first day of school (LKG) among other kids. I didn't know why she did that but, when I realized that she was spreading the blessings of goddess & that moment I felt happy & proud of her. I went to 2 schools at the same time in 2different towns. Yes, I did. I was joined in missionary school at Guntur (where my parents live) & the other in my grand mom's town (machilipatnam). I use to spend most of my time with my grand parents, so they decided to join me in a school there too & that is where I distributed this mix among kids. 
Atukula Mix
1/2Cup atukulu/poha {thin}
1/4Cup putnala pappu / dalia {roasted bengal gram}
1/4Cup jaggery {bite size pieces}
- In a bowl mix up all the ingredients. 
- Mix is ready. 
- You can replace poha with puffed rice or marmaralu.
Atukula Mix
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Annam Parvanam | Rice Kheer

Rice Kheer
Annam Parvanam / Rice Kheer is one of well known prashad dishes. This is creamy, perfectly sweet & topped with goodness of ghee along with nuts & raisins. You can customize this recipe as you like, say you can substitute 1/2 of milk with lite & thin coconut milk to make it more flavorful.
I'm following a pattern in making Navratri recipes from today on. I have read an article online & they listed out the prashad that should be offered on daily basis. For the 4th day it is Annam Parvanam/Rice Kheer made of sugar & jaggery or sweet pongal should be offered to the goddess. 
More Prashad recipes: 
Prasadam | Neivedyam | Prashad
- Sweets 
- Navratri Recipes 
Rice Kheer
Prep Time - 1hr {soaking + arranging ingredients}
Cook Time - 20mins 
Serves - 3people
1/2Cup rice 
2Tbs chana dal
3Cups milk { 2%fat milk} {Add in more milk if needed}
1/4Cup sugar {Adjust as needed}
1Tsp cardamon powder
2Tbs ghee/ butter
Few cashews & raisins
Few saffron streaks
- Soak chana dal & rice in a bowl for more than 1hr. 
- In deep vessel heat milk & to that add soaked rice, chana dal & saffron strands. 
- Bring them to boil & cook on low heat till rice is cooked perfectly. It might take 10mins to 15mins. 
- Now add in sugar  to the kheer. Mix in & switch off heat. 
- Pressure cook rice & chana dal with 2Cups milk for 2whistles. 
- Transfer cooked rice, chana dal along with few saffron streaks to a deep vessel & add in 1Cup milk to it.
- Bring it to boil & stir it occasionally until everything comes together. 
- Now add in sugar & mix in. Switch off heat right away.
- Heat a pan with ghee. To that add cashew & fry them for few seconds till they turn light brown.
- Now add in raisins to pan & fry them till they are puffed up. 
- Switch off heat & mix in with kheer. 
- You can replace jaggery with sugar, might need to add a much more quantity to make it perfect.
- I used milk with no added water to it. 
Rice Kheer
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Navratri Alamkaram & Prasadam

Dusshera / Navrati is celebrated in month of Ashwija for 9days starting with shukla padyami & ending on shukla Dashami. On all these 9 days goddess dressed & worshiped as an embodiment of different forms. The days of alamkaram might change from location to location, in Andhra Pradesh it is followed according to Vijayawada Kankadurga Temple. I was checking for the list & found a detailed link of alamkaram's in details. I'm sharing the list along with offered prashad that I borrowed from Hindupad.

Sri Balatripura Sundari Devi or Shailaputri Navadurg - Sweet Boondhi & chickpeas 
Gayathri Devi - Ravva Kesari & Pulihora
Annapurna Devi - Sweet Pongal 
Mahalakshmi Devi - Ksheerannam or Annam Parvanam.
Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi - Pulihora & Pesara Boorelu.
Saraswati Devi - Atukulu, Bellam(Jaggery), Putnala pappu (Bengal gram) & Coconut.
Durga Devi - Garelu & lemon juice or some thing made out of lemon juice.
Mahishasura Mardhini Devi - Chakkara Pongali or sweet Pongal.
Rajarajeshwari Devi - Pulihora & Garelu 

Stay blessed !!!!
 Day -1 Pulagam