Listed below are few recipes especially prepared on the festive occasion of Dussehra:

 

Rava Laddu

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Rava (sooji)/ semolina (makes 5-6 laddus)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (add more if desired)
  • 1/4 cup Ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/4 cup cashew nuts
  • 1/4 cup Raisins
  • 3 tbsp milk

Procedure:

  • Fry the cashew nuts and raisins in 2tbsp of ghee until golden color and keep separately.
  • Roast the semolina in a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat until slight golden color.
  • To this add ghee and sugar. Fold them together. Also add the fried cashew nuts and raisins.
  • Combine the 3 tbsp milk, fold together and remove the mixture from the pan in to a plate.
  • If you feel the heat is bearable by your hands, make small balls (laddus) out of the mixture.
  • The traditional way for making rava laddus is different and is a little difficult.
  • It requires thick sugar syrup in which the Semolina is poured and then made into balls.

 

 

Boondi Raita

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Besan
  • 3 cups Curd
  • 1 Sprig Curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • Salt to taste

Procedure:

  • Mix the besan and salt in a bowl.
  • Add water to achieve the dropping consistency.
  • Now heat oil in a kadai and pour drops of this mixture with a slotted spoon.
  • Deep fry till the drops become golden brown.
  • Drain to remove excess oil and add to curd taken in a bowl.
  • Add red chilli powder, cumin powder, curry leaves, and salt.
  • Boondi raita is ready.

 

 

Kuttu Ki Puri

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Kuttu Ka Atta (buckwheat flour)
  • 1/4 cup Coriander Leaves (chopped)
  • 1 Potato (boiled & mashed)
  • 2 Green Chilies (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Water (for kneading)
  • Oil (for deep frying)

Procedure:

  • Take kuttu, coriander leaves, potato, green chilies, 1tbsp oil and salt in a flat-bottomed vessel.
  • Add water and knead a little to make firm dough.
  • Make small round balls from the dough and roll out each ball to form a puri.
  • Simultaneously, heat oil in a frying pan and fry till the puri turns dark brown.
  • Serve with aloo ki sabzi or green chutney.

 

 

Sabudana Khichidi

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Sabudana (sago)
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 2 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Groundnuts (coarsely crushed)
  • 1 Potato (boiled & peeled)
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Pinch Hing (asafoetida)
  • 2 tbsp Coconut (fresh & grated)
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander Leaves
  • Curry Leaves

Procedure:

  • Wash and soak the sabudana (sago) in water for minimum 2 hrs so that it becomes light.
  • Cut the potatoes into small cubes and mix crushed groundnuts, sugar and salt to it.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and add mustard seeds to it. When the mustard seed start crackling, add cumin seeds, green chillies and curry leaves to the oil.
  • Now add the potatoes to the pan stir the mixture and fry well.
  • Once the potatoes are fried, mix the sabudana mixture to it and fry gently.
  • Mix the grated coconut and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Sprinkle few drops of lemon juice over it and serve hot.

Sandesh

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of ricotta cheese
  • 3 tbsp of condensed milk
  • 1tbsp milk powder
  • ½ tsp all purpose flour
  • 3 to 4 tbsp of sugar

Procedure:

  • Mix all the ingredients together to form a paste like consistency and then transfer it into a thick-bottomed pan.
  • With mild heat keep stirring it all the time.
  • Remove from the heat when the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
  • When it cools a little bit (warm enough to be held in hands) make small balls and decorate them with dry fruits.

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