Navarathri Special--Rava kesari and White channa sundal

Toay is day 1 of Navarathri and is a special occasion to us. We arrange dolls of dieties which is popularly called as Kolu/Golu.These nine days prayers and puja is done for goddess Durga, Saraswathi and Goddess Lakshmi.Neivedyam of a sweet and sundal is also offered to the Goddess.Guests are invited and Tambulam is offered.
So, For the coming nine days, i shall be blogging about the prasadams i make and a glimpse of my golu too!!!!!



Rava 1 cup

Ghee 1/4 cup

Sugar 1 1/4 cup

Water 1 1/2 cup

Cardamom powder 1/4 tsp

Kesari powder a pinch

Cashew and raisins few

Heat a pan, add ghee to it. Heat it on a very low flame.

Now add the rava and roast it. It will absorb all the ghee.

When it is well roasted, add the water and stir well.Within a few minutes all the water would have been absorbed by the rava.

Now add the sugar and stir well or else lumps will form.I use a hand beater to whisk it well.

At this point the mixture will become a little watery.

Now add the Kesari powder , cardamom powder. Mix well.Close it with a lid(not tight)and let it simmer in a very low flame till it starts to thicken.

When it becomes sufficiently thick, switch off the stove.

Take a tbsp of ghee in a pan. Add cashew and raisins. When it starts to become a little brown add this to the prepared Kesari. Mix well.

Serve warm!!!!!


white channa/ Chick peas 1 cup

Salt as per taste

Mustard seeds 1 tsp

Green chillies 3

Asafoetida a pinch

Coconut scrapping 1/4 cup

Oil 1 tbsp


Soak chick peas overnight in water , use lot of water.

Next morning Drain the water, wash it well

Cook this in the cooker in excess water with salt added up to 4-5 whistles. When you add more water and cook for 4-5 whistles, it will cook very well and will not be mushy too.

Now add oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add cut green chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida ans saute well.

Now add the cooked peas and mix well and cook on a very low flame to 2-3 minutes.Add a little salt at this stage too.

Switch off the stove and ad the fresh coconut scrapping. Mix well.

Serve warm or cold!!!!!!!!!!

Do enjoy my Virtual Golu!!!!!!!

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