September 23, 2006

Navarathri Subhakankshalu

Wish you all a very Happy Navrathri.

For the first day of navrathri, I made Badam Halwa as prasad. Both my mom and mom-in-law make a different sweet everyday during the nine day celebrations. I'm not sure I can continue the tradition, but will try.
This is a easier version of "badam halwa". I added MTR badam feast mix to regular sooji halwa.

Ingredients:
Sooji (semolina) - 1 cup
Milk (1% low fat) - 2 cups
Sugar - 1/2 cup
MTR badam feast mix - 4tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

Method:
  • Heat 1 tbsp of ghee, fry sooji till it changes color to golden and loses its raw smell. Remove and keep aside. When cool, add sugar and mix well.
  • Meanwhile bring milk to a boil and add the badam mix and cardamom powder.
  • Add the sooji and sugar mixture to milk and mix well.
  • Let it simmer until the whole halwa comes together for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Garnish with fried cashews and raisins. Serve warm or cold.

8 comments:

  1. Ohh is it today-- I thought it starts from tmrw... so will see more good dishes for next few days:)

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  2. Happy navarathri to you pavani...

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  3. Happy navarathri for u and ur family pavani...

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  4. pavani..happy navrathri to you too...badam halwa sounds delicious..i hope we all get to see more sweets and delicious dishes all through navrathri.:-))Thanks for sharing

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  5. Happy Navrathri!! We call it Dessera in Mysore, used to be a grand celebration with the King ana al!! Not anymore!! Enjoy and yummy halwa there!!

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  6. Wow Nine sweets for nine days!!! Amazing. You must have a family who loves sweets. Happy navaratri to you too pavani.

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  7. Happy navrathi to you and your family pavani.

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  8. "Belated Navrathi Wishes to you and your family pavani"

    The dish seems to be too good

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