Navratri is being observed with utmost joy and fervour all around the country. From garba and dandiya nights to Ram Leela shows, the festival of nine nights is all things fun. Today, October 3, marks the eight-day of the festivities. It is Maha Ashtami. Devotees perform Kanya Pujan and seek blessings for the well-being of their families. And, actress Shilpa Shetty is no different. The actress has performed Kanya Pujan at home and shared a clip on Instagram Stories. As per Hindu mythology, on this day, little girls, or kanjaks, are offered bhog - chana, puri, halwa.
In the clip shared on Instagram Stories, Shilpa Shetty can be seen serving food to the cute little girls seated in front of her. The platter includes - scrumptious puri, chana, banana and what looked like ladoo. Take a look:
If you also want to dig in these drool-worthy kanya pujan treats, we have a surprise. Oh, well, are you also fasting this Navratri? Worry not. We have made a list of five delicious vrat-friendly recipes that you can enjoy wholeheartedly.
A bowlful of dessert makes your day, isn't it? And we all have a special spot for mouth-watering desi sweets. Singhare ka atta, also known as water chestnut flour, is a popular ingredient when it comes to fast-friendly foods. So, why not make a delicious halwa with this and satiate your sweet cravings?
If you are bored with the regular wheat puris, here's a great way to savour kuttu ki puri. So, these fluffy breads are prepared with kuttu or buckwheat. You can pair it with some flavourful sabji for a wholesome experience.
3) Kala Chana
This is one delectable dish you wouldn't want to miss out on Navratri. In this recipe, black chickpeas are cooked with a bunch of masalas and other homely ingredients. Usually, this is served with halwa and puri on Ashtami.
Sometimes, it gets difficult to look for proper curries while arranging a falahari meal. However, this classic potato dish will come to your rescue on such days when you are fasting. Also, the added benefit is that it gets ready within half an hour.
Coconut ladoos can be the best thing to gorge on at times. These mouth-watering delights carry the goodness of coconut along with dry fruits like cashew, almonds, and condensed milk. Make them and enjoy them after meals.
So, are you ready to enjoy the festive time with mouth-watering desi food?