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salad with chickpeas (chana)andfruits(chaat/sundal)

salad with chickpeas (chana)andfruits(chaat/sundal)

salad with chickpeas and fruits(chaat/sundal)If it’s for Navrathri kolu then serving a type of sundal is a must and for this occasion if a different kind of sundal if served will be more interesting than the regular one. More than a salad or a chaat this chana fruit snack can be called as a sundal(a type of healthy snack) too why not? a combination of chickpeas/garbanzo/chana along with some fruits for this “Navrathri” will be too good. For seasoning I have added just chat masala and salt but you can add black salt even chilli powder with little salt will do. Continue reading

fast and easy food recipes to make for navratri

fast and easy food recipes to make for navratri

Divinity takes its peak significance with all its power during these angelic nine days called by the name Navratri! a most widely accepted practice in India.Goddesses Durga,Lakshmi and Sarasvathi are worshiped in a particular order and mainly without keeping kolu(golu) this festival becomes incomplete in the southern parts of India.For kolu(steps in odd numbers to arrange dolls) apart from idols and dolls arrangement the real excitement comes when we see various scene setting (from ones own imagination)it brings before us the actual story of that particular set up which proves the great imaginative creative minds among the women folks. Continue reading

recipe from sweet corn /sweet corn sundal(stirfry)

recipe from sweet corn /sweet corn sundal(stir fry)

sweet corn sundal(stirfry)Hardly few days more for navarathri and most of the homes who have a custom(practice) to keep kolu(steps arranged in odd numbers to display various toys mainly god and goddesses)have to plan well in advance and naturally they are trained to do it perfectly with so much of do’s and don’t s that should be followed.Both in my dads place and my in-laws place they don’t have a practice to keep kollu in spite of the fact that i have a fondness towards this custom!so,I badly miss experiencing and enjoying this beautiful practice. Continue reading