Ashtami Prasad Recipes

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 🙂

1. Sooji Halwa | Ashtami Prasad | Perfect Sooji Halwa Recipe

What is Sooji Halwa? sooji halwa is a kind of pudding made with semolina, water, sugar and clarified ghee. although very simple it is absolutely divine and pious. although made with just a handful of ingredients it tastes heavenly. sooji halwa is made as bhog to god and goddesses. I follow...

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sooji halwa for prasad

2. Kala Chana | Ashtami Prasad | Sookhe Kale Chane

What is Kala Chana for Ashtami Prasad? kala chana is a dish prepared using boiled brown chickpeas i.e. kala chana and some very basic spices. sookhe kale chane is a very simple recipe calling for very few ingredients still it is absolutely divine. kala chana is part of the ashtami prasad w...

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3. Poori Recipe | How to make Poori | Tips for Perfect Puffed Poori (Puri)

What is Poori? Poori is a deep fried Indian flatten bread recipe made with whole wheat flour. A perfect poori is puffed, soft, moist and beautifully golden. A very versatile bread that can be paired with gravies such as aloo chhole or...

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