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5 Navrathri Special Dishes to Try this season

Recipes for Navrathri should hold the ability to brighten up anyone’s fasting. Here we present you the easiest and delicious recipes of 5 sweets to make 2020 Navrathri a memorable one.

1.Palkova

Ingredients

Milk – 1 liter

Sugar – 1/2 cup

Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp

Method

Boil the milk on medium flame till it reduces to half

Keep stirring at intervals

After the milk reduces to half, add the sugar and mix well

Continue to stir it

Add the cardamom powder and stir well

Once the excess moisture is evaporated and it comes to a thick mass, turn off the stove

You can serve it warm or cold.

2.Green Gram Ladoo

Ingredients

Green gram – 1/2 cup

Cashewnuts

Cardamom powder – 1/2 Tsp

Ghee – 3 Tsp Melted

Jaggery – 7 Tsp

Method

Roast the green gram till it turns reddish brown color.

Turn off the stove and cool it.

Grind it t to a powder. Make sure dont grind too fine.

To the grounded green gram add cashew nuts, cardamom powder, ghee and melted jaggery. 5. Mix it well, and roll it to small ladoos.

Your healthy snack Green Gram Ladoo is ready.

3. Nei Appam

Ingredients

Banana – 2 nos

Jaggery – 100 gms

Rice Flour – 1 cup

Coconut – 1 piece(chopped)

Cooking Soda Powder – 1/4 tsp

Cardamom Powder

Ghee

Water

Method

First, make a puree of the bananas and keep it aside

Take some water in a pot, add the jaggery

Let the jaggery melt completely, strain it in a bowl

Mix the banana puree with the jaggery, add cardamom powder and rice flour

Mix everything well, add some chopped coconut flakes and mix it along

Add some water and mix it to get a dropping consistency

Add baking soda and let it sit for 30 mins

Heat the paniyaram mould, add some ghee to the moulds

Pour the nei appam batter into the moulds once the paniyaram mould is hot

Flip it once it is cooked on one side

Cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side and til you get a golden brown color on both sides

Nei appam is ready to be served.

4.Potato Halwa

Ingredients

Boiled Sweet Potato – 1/2 Kg

Boiled Milk – 1 Cup

Sugar – 1/4 Cup

Ghee

Cashew Nuts

Badam

Raisins

A Pinch Of Saffron

Cardamom Powder – 1/2 Tsp

Method

Boil, peel and grate the sweet potato.

To a pan add ghee, cashewnuts, badam, raisins.

Once they are roasted keep them aside.

To another pan, add ghee, grated sweet potato and cook.

Now add the boiled and cooled milk.

Cook for 10 mins until all the moisture is evaporated.

Once the milk is evaporated, add sugar.

Add a pinch of saffron, cardamom powder and ghee. Mix everything together.

Finally, add the roasted nuts and mix well.

Halwa is ready.

5.Basundi

Ingredients

Full-fat Milk – 1 Litre

Saffron Milk

Cardamom Powder – 1/2 Tsp

Sugar – 1/4 Cup

Sliced Badam/almond

Sliced Pistachios

Method

Boil the full-fat milk and continue to stir until it reduces to half.

To make the saffron milk, take a little bit of the boiling milk and add saffron to it. Keep this aside.

Keep the flame on medium.

Add the saffron milk and cardamom powder.

Once the milk reduces, add sugar and let it boil.

Add sliced badam and pista and mix well.

Let it come to room temperature

Refrigerate for 2 hours and serve it chilled.

Basundi is ready.

 

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