Sep 24, 2009

NAVARATRI SPECIALS - 1ST & 2ND DAY PRASADAMS

Dasara – Sharan Navaratrulu is one of the most famous festivals in India. In Vijayawada (Andhra predesh) Kanaka Durga Temple is very famous for this festival, especially for Kanakadurga Devi alankarams they do for Kanaka durga Devi main idol in the temple. The very first day they decorate Goddess as SWARNA KAVACHALANKRUTA KANAKA DURGA DEVI


Picture source Vijayawada Kanakadurga temple
and every day we offer different prasadam s to Goddess. This is a 9 days festival each day we worship Goddess in a different form. The first day I made Halwa and poori to offer Swarna kavachalankruta Kanakadurga Devi; here I go with the recipe for Halwa

INGREDIENTS:---
Rava – 1 cup (semolina)
Sugar – 1 cup
Ghee – 2 tab sp
Cardamom powder – 1/2 tea sp
Water – 1 & 1/2 cup
Cashew nuts – 10 broken
Raisins – 10 no.


METHOD:---

1. Heat ghee in a pan add cashew nut s and fry till light golden color

2. Then add raisins and fry for a while then add rava and fry till nice aroma comes out.
3. In the same time boil water in a pan, bring to a full boil.
4. Now add sugar to fried semolina and cashew nuts mixture mix well and add boiling water to this rava mixture and keep stirring and cook, make sure there is no lumps in this mixture.
5. Cover and cook in a very low flame till semolina become soft and when you touch the halwa with your fingers that should not stick to your fingers.
6. If you feel like it is sticky then add 1 tea sp ghee on top cover and leave for 2 min. and then switch off the flame.
7. Mix well and serve with poori.
Poori – Halwa and aloo curry is a most famous combination in Kanya bhojanam.

On the second day Kanaka Durga is decorated as BALATRIPURA SUNDARI


picture source Vijayawada KanakaDurga temple
On this day Durga Devi is decorate as bala. Bala means small child. On this day small kids under 2 -10 years will be given new cloths and also some gifts . Payasam is offered today as prasadam.



I made Saggu biyyam payasam and alachanda guggilu check the recipe here and Saggu biyyam payasam recipe here
And here I am giving a list for these 10 days prasadams
1. Swarna kavachalankruta Kanaka Durga Devi – Halwa- Puri
2. Bala TripuraSundari Devi – Payasam- giggilu
3. Gayatri Devi – Nimmakaya pulihora
4. Annapoorna Devi – Pongali - minapa garelu
5. Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi – Daddojanam or Bellam Annam
6. Maha Lakshmi Devi – Ksheerannam (kheer), pesara punugulu
7. Maha saraswathi Devi – godhuma payasam
8. Durga Devi – Kadambam Annam
9. Mahishasura Mardhini Devi – Pulihira, garelu, vadapappu, panakam
10. Rajarajeswari Devi --- Ladoo



32 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

My friends always use to rush to temple for prasadams at this festivals.....recipes look yum.....poori with halwa sounds very yummy...will try this weekend...

Prathibha said...

Nice alamkaarams of devi..good that you are following the list of prasadams..poori with halwas..looks like a tempting combo..waiting for the remaining alamkaarams and prasadam's.

Curry Leaf said...

LOVELY POST & PRASADAMS.HEARTIEST NAVARATRI WISHES.WAITING FOR ALL THE PRASADAMS.

sowmya.s said...

beautiful decorations of the devi...nice prasadams..

Shri said...

Love the combo Rekha!Your halwa looks divine...I love the Durga Temple in VJA:)We used to go there whenever we used to visit my native place MTM:)Haooy Navrathri !

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Priya said...

Such a lovely post Rekha...very divine, lovely prasadams..

chakhlere said...

I feel so nice to see that snap of Devi. It is so nice and beautiful.

All the prasads look yummy.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice post! Poori and halwa looks too good,very tempting Rekha!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

ur making me hungry.....yummy

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful pic of the goddess...Halwa looks yummy, nice click as well rekha

Raje said...

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A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Very nice Devi's photographs, beautiful prasadams. You made my day.

Gita said...

Divine prasadams Rekha....thanks for the lovley photo of Kanagadurga :)

DEESHA said...

kanakadurga looks divine .. Lovely prasadams there, Rekha

Aps said...

Akka in mangalore its a blast during navrathri i'l post the pics soon... nd Puri Sheera(halwa) is a common in Amma's place.... Nd there is a same goddess in blore vch is known as Rajarajeshwari... Very Divine pics:)

Vrinda said...

Oh my ...ur Sooji halwa is too tempting,i was looking for the correct water rawa ratios..i am gonna try this soon..thanx a lot and Happy navratri...

Sarah Naveen said...

It looks divine

Parita said...

Excellent post my dear! we too make sheera and puri for prasadam :)

Superchef said...

that picture of Kanakadurga looks truly divine!! the prasadams all look ver delicious.

Sireesha said...

Wish U Happy Navratri...Prasadams look divine... Beautiful pic of Devi...Thanks for the lovely photo of Kanagadurga :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Halwa Puri - oh thats so awesome - both to eat and your presentation...

Cham said...

Lovely alangaram To Devi Temple! So there should 9 differents alangaram right? Poori and halwa wowow new combination!

Sanghi said...

Prasadham looks delicious! Great presentation for pooja!

lata raja said...

Divine picture of Devi. Love your prasadams too. Awaiting your next post:) wondering what prasadam next:)

Aps said...

Puri sheera as we call it.... is a common dish in our house....nd in mangalore its celebrated in a blast....i will post the pics soon.... this goddess luks like the one in Blore - rajarajeshwari....the whole post is divine :)

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notyet100 said...

lovely post Rekha ,...hppy festival to u nd ur family,..

Varunavi said...

Wonderful post rekha and good info about the festival

satya said...

Hi,

Thanks for posting pics of Devi.Very Devine.Thanks for posting list of prasadams.

Yasmeen said...

Those are some delicious treats.Hope you are having a blessed navaratri :)

Divya Chevuri said...

Nice Alankarams,I am from Vijayawada, Living in Torrance,I saw ur 9days recipes and helped me to do for coming Navaraatri festival.Thanks for Sharing.
from:
http://divyascookingjourney.blogspot.com