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HAYAGRIVA-HAYAGREEVA-MADDI

Hayagriva is said to be one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu with human body and horse head, brilliant white colour, white garments seated on white lotus. As per mythology, Madhu-Kaitabha stole vedas from Brahma and Vishnu took Hayagriva avatar to recover the same.

A great devotee named Sri Vadirajathirtha of Udupi Sri Krishna Mutt used to offer cooked Bengal gram as prasadam to Lord Hayagreeva. He used to recite Hayagriva Sloka and keep the offering on his head. Lord Hayagriva would come as a beautiful horse form and eat the prasadam. The prasadam is also called as Maddi-Hayagriva Maddi. Even today Hayagriva/Hayagriva Maddi is offered as prasadam to the devotees at Sri Sode Vadiraja Mutt.

Hayagreeva/Hayagriva Maddi is a sweet dish prepared from chana dal and jaggery. It is very easy to prepare. It is also prepared as prasadam on festivals like Varamahalakshmi Vrat and also Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana Mahotsav.

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SHAALYANNA-RICE KESARIBATH-SWEET BATH

 

Shaalyanna-Rice Kesaribath

Shaalyanna-Rice Kesaribath

Shaalyanna/Rice Kesaribath is one of the famous traditional sweet dish prepared on the day of immersing Ganesha & Gowri. We prepare five types of rice dishes on that auspicious day.

It can also be prepared on any other day when you feel like having some delicious sweet dish. You can make a combination of Chitranna & Shaalyanna/Rice Kesaribath OR Pongal & Shaalyanna/Rice Kesaribath and so on.,

Let us try out Shaalyanna/Rice Kesaribath recipe today.

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How To Make Home Made Ghee

Ghee

Ghee

Method :

Put butter into a pan and keep on medium flame.

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It melts stir it often.

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Keep on flame and often stir it, till the colour changes as in picture.

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At this point you can smell nice aroma of ghee.

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When it turns dark brown switch off the flame.

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Take a container to which you want to store the ghee. At the bottom put 2 crystal salt.

Filter ghee into a container.

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Keep for cooling and your ghee is ready.  You will get sandy structured ghee.

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Ghee

Ghee

 

 

BANANA KESARIBATH-BANANA RAVA KESARI-SOJI BATH

Banana Kesaribath

Banana Kesaribath

Kesaribath is one of the traditional South Indian sweet dish which is prepared with Rava/sooji. The name in it says Kesari-bath, Kesari is the main item which gives special flavor and colour. Kesari/saffron is the dried stigma of the flower of saffron crocus and is the world’s most expensive spice. Commonly artificial colour is used to prepare Kesaribath.

Kesaribath is commonly prepared for many occasions. It is prepared on festivals and also for Naivedya, especially on Sathyanarayana Pooja Day. It is also prepared on auspicious days while performing upavasa, for breakfast along with Rava Upma, Rava Vangibath.

Today let us learn how to prepare Banana Kesaribath but without any artificial colour.

Ingredients :

Chiroti Rava/soji                            1 cup

Ripe Banana (Big)                           1

Milk                                                    ½ cup

Sugar                                                   1 cup

Water                                                  3 ½ cups

Cloves                                                5-6

Cashew & Raisins                           8-10

Ghee                                                   1 cup

Elaichi/cardamom powder       ¼ tsp

 

Method :

Melt 1 tsp ghee in a pan and fry cashew and raisins till golden brown.

Remove them in a separate bowl and keep aside.

In the same pan along with ghee, fry chiroti rava until it is golden brown.

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In a pan put 1 cup water and 1 cup milk and bring to boil.

Squeeze banana and add to it. Add 2 tsp ghee and sugar and bring to boil.

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When milk is boiling, lower the flame, add roasted chiroti rava keep stirring continuously to avoid lumps. (If any lumps are formed, you can break them with the back of the stirring spoon but this should be done immediately)

Close the lid and cook for 2 mins.

Add 2 tsp ghee and fold once and keep for 2 mins in low flame.

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Now add remaining ghee, cardamom and roasted cashew raisins and mix well.

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Banana Kesaribath is ready to serve.

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It is consumed along with Upma, Rava Vangibath. Along with Upma it is called Chow Chow Bath.

 

 

 

Tips :

You can add more ghee as per your requirement. Adding more ghee makes Banana Kesaribath fluffier and extra rich.