Saturday, 27 September 2014
Water caltrop, water chestnut or Singhara (Trapa bispinosa Roxb.) is very nutritional and beneficial for health. Singhara is a fruits so in Vrat or fasting its flour is used for preparing dishes
Singhare ke atte ki puri is made during religious fasting days like shivratri ,janmashtami, ekadashi fast or navratri fasting.
During fasting days in india, only certain flours are used. e.g. singhare ka atta (water chestnut flour), kuttu ka atta (buckwheat flour), rajgira ka atta (amaranth flour), sama ke chawal ka atta (barnyard millet flour) and sabudana flour.
Singhare ki poori can be made in two ways : plain just using water chestnut flour or in combination with mashed potatoes.
We have used boiled mashed potatoes so the pooris have to be fried in hot oil. If fried on a lower temperature the potatoes absorb a lot of oil and the pooris become soggy.
1 cups singhare ka atta/water chestnut flour
1 medium sized potatoes about 1 cup of mashed potatoes
1 or 2 green chilies, minced or finely crushed
1 tsp cumin powder or coarsely crushed cumin
2 tsp oil
rock salt or sendha namak as required
water as required
2 Since Singhara flour is not like the normal wheat flour, you need not add too much of water while kneading it.
3. After kneading the flour well, take small portion of the flour and make it into a small kneaded ball, in your palm. Then, shape the kneaded ball it into a puri.
4 Heat oil in a frying pan and fry poori, until it becomes dark brown in color.
5 Drain excess oil on a tissue paper. Repeat the above step with the rest of the flour mixture.
Friday, 19 September 2014
The Navarathri festival or ‘Nine Nights festival’ becomes ‘ten days festival’ with the addition of the last day, Vijayadashami which is its culmination.
Navratri Celebrations 2012 starts from October 16th 2012 to October 23rd 2012.
Since in most of the communities, people observe fast during Navratri and eat only one meal a day at sunset, the Navratri meal has special courses and is strictly vegetarian. Even onion and garlic are not allowed in some cases. Special ingredients and vegetables are used for the dishes, which vary from region to region.
Heres a collection of few upwas dishes which can be eaten during your fast.
Click on individual recipe name for detailed recipe
For NAVRATRI sweet dishes which can be made as naivaidya during navratri ,
pls click on NAVRATRI SPECIAL SWEET RECIPES
Pls click on Navratri special recipe dishes for complete main course thali menu
SWEET KACHORI UPWAS BHAJANI THALIPEETH
UPWAS BATATA WADA ARVI/ARBI SURAN TIKKI
UPWAS KACCHI KELI VADA UPWAS ALOO PATTICE
UPWAS KACHI KELI KABAB RATALA THALIPEETH
FALAHARI SABUDANA CHIWDA RAJGIRA WADA
SABUDANA BATATA CHAKLI SUN DRIED BATATA KEES
UPWAS SABUDANA APPE UPWAS DOSA
SABUDANA CHIKODI /PAPAD BATATA WAFERS
UPWAS SHENGDANA AMTI UPWAS BHAGAR/VARICHA BHAT
KACCHI KELI SABUDANA CUTLET SHENGDANA LADOO
SABUDANA WADA SABUDANA KHICHDI
KACHI KELI BHAJIA/PAKORA UPWAS BATATA RATALA BHAJI
UPWAS GULABJAMUN KELE KE WAFERS
RATALA /SHAKARKAND HALWA SURAN (YAM) THALIPEETH
PEANUT COCONUT CHUTNEY DAHI SHENGDANA CHUTNEY
RATALA KEES /GRATED SWEET POTATO SABUDANA THALIPEETH
UPWAS KOFTA CURRY RATALA ( SWEET POTATO) LOLLIPOP
UPWAS RATALA CHAT APPLE MALPUA
SABUDANA BATATA PURI
RATALA (SWEET POTATO) KACHORI
SABUDANA ROLL ARBI BHAJI