Sunday, September 8, 2013

Rawa Ladoo -Teej Special

Today is the festival of Teej. Hindus all over the world celebrate it. Today the women observe fast and tribute their worship to lord Shiva and goddess Parvati. It is celebrated for the well being of spouse, childeren, purification of body and soul as well as harmony in Married Life.
Rawa Ladoo for teej


Teej smymbolizes the reunion of Lord Shiva and His wife Sati reborn as Parvati. It is only after lots of hardship and meditation that Parvati wins the heart of Shiva. Today was the day When Lord Shiva realizes that Parvati was non other than his wife Sati who is also known as Shakti(Power) of shiva and accepts her love and devotion towards him.
Women praise Goddess Parvati for her love , devotion and hardship that she carries out to win the Heart of lord Shiva. Today Sindur(vermilion ), heena, bangles, sarees and Bindi's are offered to Goddess Parvati.
Teej celebrates the victory of wife love and devotion towrads her husband which is an important factor in Hinduism-symbolized by the union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
As a offering to Shiva and Parvati , i prepared the Rawa ladoo(semolina sweet). I also applied heena to get into the festivity.

This recipe of rawa ladoo is quite easy. The basic idea is to fry the  rawa and then add sugar, coconut , cardamom powder and milk to combine it in a tight ladoo(balls).

This recipe
yields- 20 ladoos
Cooking time- 15 minutes
Mehndi art


Ingredients:

  • Rawa/semolina/suji- 2 cups
  • Coconut grated- 1 cup
  • Raisins- 1/2 cup
  • Nuts of your choice- 1/2 cup
  • Sugar- 1 cup
  • Ghee/butter- 2 Tbsp
  • Cardamom powder- 1 Tsp
  • Milk- 150ml

Direction:
  • Heat a pan add the ghee and let it melt. Add the raisins and fry them.
  • Now in low heat add the coconuts and rawa. Fry in low heat continuously until rawa turns light golden in colour. Remember not to leave rawa on pan unattended otherwise it get burnt very soon because of its particle size.
  • Next add sugar, cardamom powder, nuts and fry for 4 minutes.
  • Finally add milk and stir until it gets stick to the ladle.
  • Once done. Let the mixture cool until you can handle it. Finally prepare small balls and let them cool off.
Once they cool off store them in a air tight container and enjoy. 
Happy cooking and enjoy.

By- Sushmita Pandit