Satyanarayana prasada is rava halwa which is prepared on the Satyanarayana pooje day as a naivedyam / offering to Lord Sri Satyanarayana Swamy. It is also called Sapada Bhakshya. Satyanarayana Puja or vrata performed in many parts of India. It is usually performed on the hunnime or poornima/full moon day, during weddings and housewarming ceremonies as well. It is believed to be very auspicious vratham which can be performed by anyone anytime to get the divine blessings of God Vishnu – for good health, wealth, prosperity and so on…. At the end of the pooja, there is a story about origin of the pooja, benefits of doing this It is very important to listen to this story. In this story it is given the recipe of the prasadam, what is the right quantity of each ingredients. Here in this recipe we have followed the same method. Each ingredients has to be ¼ cup + a whole number or just ¼ cup is also ok. Example.. If you are planning to make prasadam using 1 cup rava, add ¼ to it and make it 1¼ cup..like that all ingredients must be equal quantity… exception is milk( you have to use only the milk, here we modified little with ¼ milk and rest is water)
Sweets are always a traditional part of our festival meal. One of the most popular sweets are burfi/barfi .The flavor of a barfi is often enhanced with fruits or nuts. The base ingredient can be coconut, besan/gram flour or even with milk khoya Coconut burfi is most popular and flavorful burfi. For krishna Jayanthi, DeepavaLI/diwali and for navarathri festivals we do prepare these burfi. Here I have a very tasty Pineapple – coconut burfi recipe for upcoming Navarathri Golu and Deepavali/Diwali festival.
We wish all our readers a Very Happy Ganesha chaturthi. May God Ganesha bless you all with good health and ample wealth.
Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is one of the most important festivals in Karnataka. Traditionally, it is celebrated by almost each and every household. Ganesha – god of removing the obstacles, before the beginning of any good deeds we pray Lord Ganesha and then start the work. We offer Ganesha, his favorite dishes like Modakam, chakli, Black chana usli/Sundal, kadubu and this Panchakajjaya. Pancha kajjaya can be prepared with chana dal, moong dal also with puffed rice/Aralu on Ganesha festival, or if you are doing Gana homa, ganesha pooja at home.. Pancha means five and kajjaya means sweet. Pancha kajjaya is a sweet with 5 ingredients.
It is festival season in India. Started with Bheemana amavasye where girls/women worship shiva as the light of life. Next comes Nagara panchami . And then the major festivals Gowri and Ganesha festivals. Every home is decorated with colorful rangoli and maavina torana.So much fun and wonderful to be there in India during these festival times. Following this Ganesh festival we have Navaraathri. We make varieties of dishes to offer to god. And chakli is one of them Chakli is one of the all time favorite snack.