Hi all!Isabella back …in an unusual religious mood….Happy to perform Kanya / Kanjak Pooja…!!!
And what might this be??It is a dedication to Goddess Durga and her nine forms…
… and is the CUTEST religious festival ever!
7 or 9 young girls are invited , their feet washed, a red thread ( mauli) tied to their wrists, and fed a simple meal of Black Chana and Halwa Poorie!
Why specifically these??
Goddess Durga simply loved them!!
the 8 th day (Ashthami ) of the first Navratri of this year!There are Four Navratris every year .. just by the way…So if you miss now ..you could do later!
The festival is special… it asks all to cherish and respect the girl child …
Indeed a very progressive
Here is a picture of Durga Ma defeating the demon Mahashur …
So How to make the Chana , Halwa Poorie??
Let’s begin with the Halwa!
Many types ..Semolina / Flour HALWA …..but decided to go straight for the kill .. the KADA PRASHAD served in Gurdwaras..
Rich and delicious!!!!
And simple to make too!
I cup wheat flour
1 cup ghee
1 cup sugar
4 cups water…
Will be ready in a trice …!
Remember to spend a little time Roasting,
( bhunoing) the flour before adding the sugar syrup….
And now for the KAALA CHANA..
Soak overnight 1 cup of black chana …
Boil in water with a little salt ..
And the rest is simple simple…
Now to Serve….
Next …..the other 8!!
Will somehow Find and Feed !!!
And then of course the Whole Family!
No choices here….
Quick ,healthy ,tasty food!!!
Try to make today!!