Some snacks for Navarathri

Navarathri is not only the time of the Bomma kolu, devotion, music, dance and prayer but also the time to feast on simple dishes such as the chundal and the poha.

Chundal

Ingredients

Kabuli channa: two cups

Mustard seeds: half tsp

Turmeric powder: quarter tsp

Asafoetida powder: quarter tsp

Oil: one tbsp

Grated coconut: 3 tbsp

Raw mango pieces: 2 tbsp

Lemon: one

Oil: one tbsp

Curry leaves: a sprig

Salt to taste

Method: Wash and soak the channa overnight. Wash again and cook with just enough water adding a pinch of turmeric. Heat oil in a frying pan, add asafoetida powder, mustard seeds, finely chopped green chilli and curry leaves. When mustard seeds splutter add cooked dal with water. Add salt and cook well till all the water is absorbed. When it becomes dry add coconut gratings and mango pieces. Remove from heat, add lemon juice mix and serve.

Sweet Poha

Ingredients

Poha(pressed rice): 2 cups

Jaggery: one cup

Banana pieces: one cup

Ghee: 2 tbsp

Grated coconut: 2 tbsp

Cardamoms (powdered): 4

Method: Clean and wash the poha. Squeeze out the water immediately and keep on a plate. Boil jaggery with half a cup of water. When it acquires one-string consistency, mix in the poha. Stir well to mix thoroughly. Add ghee and powdered cardamom and mix well. Then add grated coconut. Allow to cool, add the banana pieces and serve.

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