In India, people often perform Sri Sathyanarayana Puja at homes and temples. People gather to celebrate the puja and offer a special dish to Lord Sri Sathyanarayana. It is a unique and delicious sweet dish prepared using coarse wheat, sugar and ghee. The dish which is offered to Lord will be served to all devotees at the end of the puja in small amounts. People wait to have this Sathyanarayana prasadam (dish after offering to God).
With the beginning of the New Year and to celebrate the festival of harvest, try this special traditional sweet dish at home. Recipe is simple, easy and quick to prepare.
- Chiroti rava or medium rava (coarse wheat) – ¼ cup (Also known as semolina or upma rava)
- Sugar – ½ cup
- Clarified butter / ghee – ¼ cup
- Boiled milk – ½ cup
- Raisins – Few
- Cashew pieces – Few
- Water – ½ cup
- Banana – ½ (big banana)
- Cardamom powder – A pinch
- Saffron – Few strands
- Heat a pan on medium heat and add little ghee. Add raisins and cashew pieces and fry.
- Add rava to pan and fry rava till it releases fragrance and turns slightly golden brown.
- Meanwhile boil milk and water in separate containers.
- Add boiled milk and allow rave to cook in the milk on medium flame
- Once the rava cooks in milk, add sugar, chopped banana, little water and remaining ghee and continue mixing the rava.
- Add cardamom powder, saffron and mix well. Turn off the heat when get that divine fragrance from the Naivedya that you are going to offer to God.
Author: HealthyLife | Posted on: January 8, 2018