Ashtami Prasad Recipes

Navaratri is a nine days long festival that is celebrated across India, may be differently in different states. Most people observe fast during these days. On the eighth/ninth day i.e. on ashtami/navami, goddess durga is worshipped and a special prasad or bhog is offered to her. For prasad poori, sooji ka halwa and kala chana are prepared. These dishes when made on ashtami/navmi, taste absolutely different as compared to when made on other days during the year. This could be because a particular and different recipe is followed or may be some other reason, which god knows or may be goddess 🙂

ashtami prasad

1. Sooji Halwa Recipe

sooji halwa for prasad

I already have a recipe for sooji ka halwa on the blog but the one i make for ashtami is different. I brown the sooji a lot more than i do it for the regular halwa. This halwa is so delicious with flavour of ghee and few nuts.

2. Kala Chana Recipe

kala chana

Different and simple recipe for kala chana is followed to make kala chana for ashtami. No tomatoes or yogurt etc is added. At times these chana become very dry but this recipe gives absolutely moist and delicious kala chana.

3. Poori Recipe


Pooris are part and parcel of every indian festival. Here is a recipe that gives tips for puffed up pooris that remain soft and moist.

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.