Delectable Saraswati Puja recipes form an integral part of the Hindu festival Saraswati Puja which is observed on the January-February month of the Gregorian calendar (Maagh-Phalgun). The South Indian Saraswati Puja recipes are a variation of mainly vadai and channa.
Some Popular Saraswati Puja Recipes:Medu Vada:
This golden fried, crispy, crunchy, piping hot cakes is a South Indian delicacy. This is one of the popular South Indian Saraswati Puja recipes which is savoured after the completion of the puja and forms a part of a hearty meal. Medu vada along with Pongal soaked in sambhar, crunchy dosa and sweet pongal forms an ideal breakfast menu.
Recipe of Medu Vada:
Ingredients needed: Urad dal (2.5 cups),green chilli (2), peppercorns (1 tsp.), raw rice (2 tbsp.), onion (1), asafoetida powder (pinch), salt to taste, coriander and curry leaves and oil to fry.
This is one of the scrumptious Saraswati Puja recipes, rich in taste and protein. This is a very delicious and quickly prepared healthy recipe in which the chick peas are soaked in water and boiled till soft. It is then seasoned with red chilli, mustard, coconut and cumin.Recipe of Chole Sundal:
Ingredients needed: Chick pea (1 cup),Oil (1 tsp), Mustard (1/4 tsp), Cumin (1/4 tsp), asafoetida (a pinch), urad dal (split-½ tsp), red chilli (1), curry leaves (few), coriander powder (1 tsp), turmeric powder (1/4 tsp), red chilli flakes (1/2 tsp), grated coconut (3 tbsp), fresh coriander leaves and salt according to taste.
Ingredients needed: Milk (½ liter), Ghee (2 tbsp), Semiya (100 gm), Aval ( 50 gm), Moong dal (3 tbsp), Javvarisi (2 tbsp), Raisins (8 to 10), Cashew nuts (5 to7), Cardamom ( 2), Sugar (100gm), almonds (2).
These mouth-watering recipes form an essential part in the celebration of the Saraswati Puja festival. Chole Sundal, different kinds of vada, sabudana kheer, semiya payasam are some of the popular South Indian recipes cooked on Saraswati Puja.