The small golu that I kept,thanks to a dear friend who got it for me from Mylapore(Thank you GK) .
A closer view of the Ashtalakshmi idols.
Another look..and the recipe.
Beetroot Rava Kesari
Beetroot grated – 1 cup
Rava – 1 cup
Sugar – 1 cup
Water – 1 ½ cups
Maggi coconut milk powder* - 1 packet-25 gms
Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
Ghee – 4-5 tbsp
In a kadai,add 2-3 tbsp ghee and fry the rava till it starts smelling nice and becomes a golden brown colour.
Add the grated beetroot and mix well.
Add the water and simmer till the rava-beet cooks and the water dries up.
Add the sugar,coconut milk powder and cardamom powder and mix well.
Keep stirring till it forms a big lump.
Add the remaining ghee.
Grease a plate and pour the kesari ito it.
Cool and cut into desired shapes.
*Maggi coconut milk powder adds a wonderful aroma to the kesari without being too dominant.You could skip that one,it tastes great even without it.
A close-up look for the red beauty!!
Channa Upkari and Banana Halwa.
Cut ripe banana(nendrapazham)into small pieces and deep fry them in oil till golden brown.Sprinkle sugar,cardamom powder and ghee over it and serve hot!!
Goodies for the ladies!
A closer look!!
Once again,wishing all of you a very Happy Navrathri!!
This one goes to Srivalli for her event JFI-Festival treats!!