Saturday, 27 September 2014

Singhara ata poori |How to make singhade ki puri | Navratri special







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.


Ingredients

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


Method
1   Mix all the mentioned ingredients thoroughly (except oil) in Singhara flour.



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.



6  Serve poori with vratwale aloo or peanut chutney.


Friday, 19 September 2014

Navratri Upwas recipes | Vrat-falahari -fasting dish- thali


Navaratri represents celebration of Goddess Durga, the manifestation of Deity in form of Shakti [Energy or Power]. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights.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. 

The Navratri fast is observed from the first day to the ninth day. Some devotees only observe fast during three days i.e., first fast during any one of the first three days and second fast during any one of the next three and last in any one of final three days. Some people confine to milk and fruits during the nine days. Most devotees take a single meal during the day. Non-vegetarian food is totally avoided.

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 BHEL    
                                                                                              RAJGIRA POORI







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 BHAJANI CHE WADA             MOSAMBI JUICE






















UPWAS RATALA CHAT                                            APPLE MALPUA

 

                                                           FRUIT CHAAT




SABUDANA BATATA PURI    
                                                                              RATALA (SWEET POTATO) KACHORI
















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