Category Archives: Navratri Special

Pumpkin Kheer

Pumpkin is a multipurpose vegetable which can be used to prepare curries as well as sweet dishes. Earlier in my blog, I have shared pumpkin cupcakes and pumpkin curry recipe. This recipe is a sweet dish popularly known as pumpkin kheer in North India and pumpkin payasam in Southern India. Freshly grated pumpkin is cooked into milk and flavoured with nutmeg powder, cardamom powder. Garnished with pista and saffron, the pumpkin kheer tastes awesome. It’s good to use fresh pumpkin however if it’s not available, you can use canned. This is very easy recipe and can be prepared on any occasion. 

Sabudana (Sago) Kheer

Sabudana (Sago) is a pearl shaped vegetarian ingredients which is used to prepare many dishes specifically to be eaten during religious fasting in India. Sabudana is used to prepare recipes like Sabudana Khichdi, Vada, Papad and Mix veg kababs or so on. I am sharing this Sabudana Kheer recipe which I learnt from my Mom, specifically prepared to be eaten during fasting in Navartri festival. Sabudana Kheer is prepared with slightly roasted Sabudana in desi ghee and cooked in milk and brown sugar( sugar). When topped with caramelized cinnamon flavored apple gives an amazing taste to this dish. You can also use this recipe as dessert for your get together and parties. sabudana-sago-kheer_12

Strawberry & Beetroot Kesari

Happy Valentine Day!! This special valentine day dessert recipe for your love ones. The strawberry & beetroot kesari is slight variation of normal kesari. The regular kesari is made during for worships and on special occasions as Prasad. The recipe is prepared with ghee roasted rava cooked into milk, beetroot & strawberry puree and flavored with cardamon powder and kewra-rose essence. This beautiful naturally colored recipe is so delicious and mouthwatering. I am sure you would love this recipe if you Kesari bhath fan.

Rava Halva (Kesari)

Rava Halva (kesari) is a popular delicious Indian sweet made from semolina (rava or sooji) during the festive season or special occasions. Rava Halwa usually served as ‘prasad’ (offering to the GOD). During Navratri festival Halva along with chana fry (sundal) and poori is offered to Goddess Durga and then distributed to the kanya ( young girls). In Northern part of India, it is called as sooji ka halva and In southern India it is called as Rava Kesari. The method of cooking is same for both the recipes. This recipe uses milk however you can use water instead of milk for the halva. Rava Halva can be served as dessert and tastes awesome with mango or red chili pickle. This is super easy recipe with amazing taste.

Chana Sundal

Chana Sundal or Chana fry is a very simple and easy recipe. There are verity of sandal recipe which you can prepare.  This recipe is made during Navratri celebration and also offered as prasad to Goddess Durga. The recipe prepared using black chickpeas (kala chana) & kabuli chana. You can make it only with black chana also. The Chana sundal can be used a tea time snacks. Kids love it too for their lunch boxes.