Vijaya Dashmi, known to many as Dusshera, is an auspicious day in the Hindu calendar, celebrated as the tenth day of Navratri. It signifies the victory of good over evil and the fact that everything eventually works out. What many of us also look forward to during this festival day is the special festive food that is prepared across the country, in different tastes and flavours. Here’s a look at three distinct Dussehra special recipes that are super easy to recreate at home –
- 1 cup of plain flour
- 3 tbsp rava
- ½ cup dried coconut
- 3 tbsp cashews
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tbsp hot ghee
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds
- ¼ tsp green cardamom powder
- Salt as required
- In a large mixing bowl, combine plain flour, rava, ghee, pinch of salt and half cup of water and knead it into a smooth dough. Cover it with a damp muslin cloth and set it aside.
- Heat some ghee in a pan and add cashews. Fry it till it turns golden-brown and then add dried coconut. Sauté it for one minute. To this, add green cardamom powder and poppy seeds. Sauté it for another minute.
- Transfer this mixture onto a plate and allow it to cool down.
- Now take the dough and divide it into equal proportions. Use a rolling pin to flatten each dough ball into a small round puri.
- Add a spoonful of the coconut filling on one side of the puri and fold the other side over it, making a semi-circle shape.
- Seal and press the edges well. Use a fork lightly to make incisions along the edges.
- Repeat these steps to make all garijalus
- Deep fry each garijalus until it turns golden-brown and crispy. Soak the excess oil and serve immediately.
- 1 cup of singhada atta
- 1 cup of ghee
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 cups of water
- 2 tsp green cardamom powder
- ¼ cup of fried cashews
- Heat the water and sugar in a saucepan on medium flame, and allow it to boil until the sugar dissolves completely. Set it aside.
- In another saucepan, heat the ghee and add singhada atta to it. Keep stirring it until the atta turns golden-brown and starts crumbling.
- To this, add green cardamom powder and mix it well. Slowly add batches of the sugar syrup to this mixture and keep stirring it.
- Mix everything well and allow it to cook for 3-4 minutes. Now turn the flame off and cover the pan with a lid.
- Garnish it with fried cashews and serve it hot.
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1 tbsp soaked moong dal
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp ghee
- ½ tsp cumin seeds
- ½ tsp red chilli powder
- ½ tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
- Pinch of hing
- Salt as needed
- Cooking oil (for frying)
- In one cup of water, add the soaked moong dal. To that, add hing, red chilli powder, cumin seeds, carom seeds and one tablespoon of ghee. Mix it all well.
- Heat this mixture on medium flame. Once the water starts boiling, add the rice flour and keep stirring it continuously.
- Once mixed, turn the flame off, cover it with a lid and let it sit for 10-12 minutes.
- Now add one tablespoon of oil to this mixture and knead it into a smooth dough.
- Make small grape-sized balls of the dough. Roll each dough ball into a long rope. Make both ends meet and shape it into a ring.
- Repeat for all chegodilu rings.
- Deep fry each of these from both sides until they turn golden-brown and crispy.
- Soak excess oil and serve.
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