It’s the time we go visit our Hindu friends & feast on delicious home cooked vegetarian food and sweets. For those of you who didn’t know, Lord Ganesh is a foodie just like you & me!! hence the feast of offerings.
This week, on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturti, I am sharing a traditional recipe by a friends mum, instead of my version. Wishing everyone a Happy Ganesh, Enjoy!!
Refined Flour/ Maida – 2 cup
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Oil – for frying
Sugar – 1 cup
Cardamom powder – 1 ½ tbsp
Roasted Poppy seeds – 1tbsp
Desicated Coconut (dried in the sun for a day) – 1 cup
Raisins – 40gm
Salt – To taste
Method for Stuffing:
Mix together grated dry coconut, raisins, poppy seeds, sugar & cardamom power. Mix evenly & leave aside.
Method for Cover:
In a bowl, combine refined flour/ Maida, ghee, salt & some water. Knead to make a soft dough and rest it for about 15 minutes. Make small even balls of the dough and roll it to a thin circle, about 3mm thick. Fill a spoonful of stuffing in the centre of the rolled dough. Wet the edges of the circle with water & fold it to make a half moon or crescent. Press the edges together & cut the edges with a nevri cutter to give a zigzag edge. Deep fry the nevri’s in hot oil till it becomes golden brown on either side. Serve warm!!!
Tip: Stuffing can be made up of coconut, semolina or Dal flour.