Basant Panchami Recipes

Basant Panchami Recipes

What is Basant Panchami?

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.

How is Basant Panchami celebrated?

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!

What is the significance of Yellow color on Basant Panchami?

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.

Basant Panchami Special Recipes

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.

1. Meethe Chawal Recipe | Basant Panchami Special Recipe

What is Basant Panchami Special Meethe Chawal? Delightful and sugary rice with flavors of saffron, coconut, cinnamon, cardamom etc is meethe chawal.  It has a gorgeous yellow color. It is commonly prepared on the occasion of Basant P...

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Basant Panchami Recipes

2. Namkeen Chawal | How to Make Namkeen Chawal

What is Namkeen Chawal? The easiest and most delicious way of using left over rice is Namkeen Chawal. Cooked rice fried with onions, curry leaves, mustard seeds, green chilies finished with lemon juice, coriander leaves etc, is a Basant panchami special food at my place. I don’t use onio...

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3. Rava Kesari Recipe | How to Make Rava Kesari | Kesari Halwa Recipe

Rava Kesari Recipe Rava Kesari is a simple and quick dessert prepared with very basic ingredients semolina, sugar and clarified butter (ghee) infused with the rich flavor of saffron. It is a popular South Indian dessert. It is also prepared in North India with some variations and is known ...

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4. Instant Khaman Dhokla Recipe | How to Make Khaman Dhokla

What is Instant Khaman Dhokla?A Gujarati preparation made up of gram flour, which is sweet as well as sour, which is soft and spongy, having the fresh flavors of coriander, coconut and green chilies along with the tempering (tadka) of asafoetida (heeng), mustard seeds and curry leaves. ...

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5. Rajasthani Besan Choorma recipe | How to Make Besan Choorma

What is Besan Choorma? Choorma is a dessert that comes from the state of Rajasthan. Rajasthani choorma recipe involves coarsely grinding the whole wheat dumplings and adding clarified butter (ghee) and powdered sugar, which gives it the earthy flavors it has. Yes, choorma is generally made...

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Besan Choorma recipe

6. Kadhi Pakora Recipe | Kadhi Recipe | How to make Besan Pakora Kadhi

What is Kadhi Pakora? Kadhi is a tangy and spicy curry made using yogurt, gram flour and simple spices. Pakora is a deep fried dumpling made with gramflour. The two are combined to make a mouth watering dish- kadhi pakora. This is a very simple recipe for kadhi and the kadhi has been flavo...

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7. Makhana Kheer Recipe | Kheer Recipes | Makhane ki Kheer

What is Makhana Kheer? Makhana kheer is a kheer i.e. pudding prepared using lotus seeds i.e. makhana and dry fruits. Enriched with dry fruits and nuts, flavoured with saffron, makhana kheer is an exotic kheer that can be prepared during festivals or for special occasions. It is a falahari ...

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8. Kesar Poori | Kesar Poori Recipe | How to make Kesar poori

What is Kesar Poori? Kesar Poori is whole wheat deep fried bread which has an unexplored flavour of saffron and gorgeous color. Kesar poori can be served with Indian gravies such as Matar paneer, butter paneer masala, and others.Poori is an elite poori which I make for festivals or special...

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9. Besan Ka Halwa Recipe | How to Make Besan ka Halwa | Halwa Recipe

What is Besan ka Halwa? This is the closest substitute of dal ka halwa. Daanedar, grainy is the English word for it. Besan ka halwa recipe is a delicious daanedar halwa made of besan. The method of making besan ka halwa as per this recipe is absolutely different. And it gives an awesome te...

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10. Aloo bonda | Aloo Bonda Recipe | How to make potato bonda – Vini’s

What is Aloo Bonda? Aloo bonda recipe is a delicious and irresistible snack which is made using boiled potatoes, some spices and lots of herbs. The boiled potatoes are shaped into balls which are there after dipped in a gram flour batter and deep fried. Aloo bonda is very flavourful. It ha...

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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!.