India celebrates Hartalika Teej today (September 9, 2021). This year, the festival falls on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi that starts on September 10, 2021. It is the third Teej festival (after Hariyali Teej and Karjari Teej), celebrated during the monsoons. Hartalika Teej is marked with much fervour around parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar, Delhi and Rajasthan. On this day, Hindu married women observe ritualistic fast and offer their prayers to Goddess Hartalika (also known as Goddess Parvati), wishing for a happy married life. And after a day-long puja, women break their fasts with light vegetarian meal that quintessentially include ghewar, puri-sabzi et al.
This Hartalika Teej 2021, we bring you some of the classic recipes that you can feast on right after breaking the day-long vrat. Take a look.
Hartalika Teej 2021 Special: Here're 5 Classic Recipes For You:
Kheer is possibly the most popular dessert prepared during any festival in India. Rice mixed boiled in creamy milk and sugar, with a garnish of dry fruits - kheer defines comfort. Click here for recipe.
How can we miss jalebi while setting up a festive spread! These crunchy, sweet delicacies leave a strong impression on our mind and palate, with every single bite. You can have it as is or pair with rabdi to put together a festive treat. Click here for jalebi recipe. Click here for rabdi recipe.
The classic combination of halwa and puri never fail to win hearts. This is why we planned to bring you the recipes to put together a yummy meal this Teej. Click here for halwa recipe. Click here for puri recipe.
4. Bedmi Puri And Raseele Aloo:
If you are not a fan of halwa, then we have the North Indian delight - bedmi puri and raseele aloo - for you. It makes for a wholesome meal, offering a burst of flavours to your palate. Click here for the classic bedmi puri-raseele aloo recipe.
Last but not the least, we have ghewar recipe for you. A must-have during the Teej festival, ghewar offers the perfect combination of crunch and cream to your taste buds. So, this year, instead of getting ghewar from your favourite sweet shop, why don't you try making it at home? We have the easiest recipe for you. Click here for ghewar recipe.
Try these recipes and make this Teej festival a delicious affair. Happy Hartalika Teej 2021, everyone!
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