Basant Panchami Recipes with step by step pictures
Basant means spring and Panchami mean fifth. Basant Panchami is the fifth day of the month of Magh. It is also known as Shree Panchami. Spring marks the end of winter and onset of the harvest season. Chilled winds and dipping temperature days come to an end. Forty days down this day the colorful festival of Holi is celebrated. Basant Panchami celebrates the birth of Goddess Saraswati. The Goddess of art, music, and education! Traditionally on the day, the child was introduced to learning and writing.
Basant Panchami is celebrated across the country in different ways. In states of West Bengal and Odisha, for the worship of Goddess Saraswati, kids are supposed to keep their books in the feet of Goddess. And yes, they get a break from studies and are supposed to worship Saraswati and can take their books back only after that. Some communities fly kites to celebrate this festival. One thing is common everywhere and in every community i.e. the color YELLOW!
As mentioned, Basant Panchami celebrates the birth of Goddess Saraswati. The color yellow is associated with imparting wisdom. There can’t be any other color to depict Maa Saraswati who is the Goddess of Wisdom. Reason being on Basant Panchami winters come to an end. Trees and plants see fresh leaves and flowers, the farms blossom with mustard vegetation, yellow is the color of ripening fruits and crops. The Earth is coated with the color yellow, therefore yellow is considered significant on this day.
As already mentioned and explained, the yellow color has a lot of significance on the auspicious day of Basant Panchami Recipes. People wear yellow clothes, offer and relish dishes which has the hues of yellow color. So let’s gear up to celebrate Basant Panchami Recipes with these dishes.
It won’t be an overstatement if I mention that the existence of the recipe for meethe chawal is realized on Basant Panchami. Sweetened rice, infused with lots of flavors such as saffron, coconut, cinnamon, cardamom and many more.
For the recipe of Meethe Chawal click here.
Absolutely simple but flavor-packed rice, so easy and quick to make! The recipe for namkeen chawal uses leftover rice and onions, however, if you are preparing them on the occasion of Basant Panchami, use freshly cooked rice and avoid onions. Likewise, lemon rice and gatta rice can also be prepared on this occasion.
For the recipe of Namkeen Chawal click here.
It is one of the simplest dessert preparations that are delightful and enticing. Rava Kesari is a very common Basant Panchami recipe. It is prepared and offered to Goddess Saraswati and distributed as prasad. Likewise, pineapple halwa can also be prepared.
For the recipe of Rava Kesari click here.
This light and spongy preparation using gram flour is a very popular breakfast recipe of Gujarati cuisine. It is a recipe used to celebrate Basant Panchami, which doesn’t call for many ingredients. You might like a distinct and healthier dhokla, i.e. Moong Dal Dhokla.
For the recipe of Instant Khaman Dhokla click here.
In the league of recipes with few ingredients follows Rajasthani Besan Choorma. With the earthy flavors of gram flour, clarified butter (ghee) and powdered sugar, this delicacy from the state of Rajasthan are a must try this Basant Panchami. And if you are in a mood to cook, something syrupy and sugary, you can try meethi boondi or boondi laddoos.
For the recipe of Besan Choorma click here.
Generally, kadhi is made using gram flour and onion, garlic etc. However, this recipe uses buttermilk and gives absolutely delectable kadhi. It can be served with jeera rice for lunch on Basant Panchami. You might also like a very different combination of idli and kadhi.
For the recipe of Kadhi Pakoda click here.
Indian festivals seem so incomplete without kheer. Makhana kheer is one Basant Panchami recipe which you can relish even if you are fasting. Likewise, you might also like the coconut kheer recipe.
For the recipe of Makhana Kheer click here.
Poori with gorgeous color and rich flavor of saffron can make any meal special. Kesar poori can be served with any gravy for Basant Panchami dinner. Likewise, you may also like masala poori or methi poori.
For the recipe of Kesar Poori click here.
This recipe gives the traditional way of preparing besan ka halwa which tastes awesome . Besan ka halwa can be served with any poori of your choice on Basant Panchami morning for a nice breakfast.
For the recipe of Besan Halwa click here.
For the recipe of Aloo Bonda click here.