Friday, October 16, 2009

Boondi Laddoo(Diwali Treat)

HAPPY DIWALI TO ALL MY BLOGGERS.


Hai friends today i am coming with Boondi Laddoo.This is one of the famous sweet in India.This is traditional sweet .Everybody prepares this for festivals,occassions.I prepared this sweet for Diwali.Diwali is festival of lights.All over India celebrates Diwali.On that day every body do the Laxmi Pooja.


Diwali celebrations are spread over five days in India and all over the world. All the days except Diwali are named according to their designation in the Hindu calendar.


Diwali being festival of lights, across India people celebrate it via symbolic diyas or kandils (colorful paper lanterns) as an integral part of Diwali decorations.Vasu Baras (27 Ashvin or 12 Krishna Paksha Ashvin): Baras means 12th day and vasu means cow. On this day cow and calf are worshipped.
Dhanatrayodashi or Dhan teras (28 Ashvin or 13 Krishna Paksha Ashvin): Dhan means "wealth" and Trayodashi means "13th day". Thus, as the name implies, this day falls on the 13th day of the second half of the lunar month. It is an auspicious day for shopping of utensils and gold.This day is also regarded as the Jayanti of God Dhanvantri who came out during the churning of the great ocean by the gods and the demons.
Naraka Chaturdashi (29 Ashvin or 14 Krishna Paksha Ashvin): Chaturdashi is the fourteenth day on which demon Narakasura was killed by god Krishna - an inacranation of god Vishnu. It signifies the victory of good over evil and light over darkness (Gujarati: Kali Chaudas, Rajasthan : Roop Chaudas). In south India, this is the actual day of festivities. Hindus wake up well before dawn, as early as two in the morning, have a fragrant oil bath and wear new clothes. They light small lamps all around the house and draw elaborate kolams /rangolis outside their homes. They perform a special puja with offerings to Krishna or Vishnu, as he liberated the world from the demon Narakasura on this day. It is believed that taking a bath before sunrise, when the stars are still visible in the sky is equivalent to taking a bath in the holy Ganges. After the puja, children burst firecrackers heralding the defeat of the demon. As this is a day of rejoicing, many will have very elaborate breakfasts and lunches and meet family and friends.
Lakshmi Puja (30 Ashvin or 15 Krishna Paksha Ashvin): Lakshmi Puja marks the most important day of Diwali celebrations in North India. Hindu homes worship Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and Ganesh, the God of auspicious beginnings, and then light lamps all across the streets and homes to welcome prosperity and well-being.
Bali Pratipada and Govardhan Puja (1 Kartika or 1 Shukla Paksha Kartika) : In North India, this day is celebrated as Govardhan Puja, also called Annakut, is celebrated as the day Krishna - an incaranation of god Vishnu - defeated god Indra and by the lifting of Govardhana hill to save his kinsmen and cattle from rain and floods. For Annakut, a mountain of food is decorated symbolizing Govardhan hill lifted by Krishna. In Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, it is celebrated as Bali-Pratipada or Bali Padyami. The day commemorates the victory of Vishnu in his dwarf form Vamana over demon-king Bali, who was pushed to the nether world and the return of Bali to earth from the nether-world. In Maharashtra, it is called as Padava or Nava Diwas ("new day"). Men present gifts to their wives on this day. It is celebrated as the first day of the Vikram Samvat calender, in Gujarat.
Bhaiduj (also Bhayyaduj, Bhaubeej or Bhayitika) (2 Kartikaor 2 Shukla Paksha Kartika): on this day, brothers and sisters meet to express their love and affection for each other (Gujarati: Bhai Bij, Bengali: Bhai Phota). Most Indian festivals bring together families, Bhaiduj brings together sisters and brothers, and is a significant festive day for them. This festival is ancient, and pre-dates 'Raksha Bandhan' another brother-sister festival celebrated in the present day.
Lakshmi Puja
Main article: Lakshmi Puja
Diwali marks the end of the harvest season in most of India and Nepal. Farmers are thankful for the plentiful bounty of the year gone by, and pray for a good harvest for the year to come. Traditionally this marked the closing of accounts for businesses dependent on the agrarian cycle, and the last major celebration before winter. The deity of Lakshmi symbolizes wealth and prosperity, and her blessings are invoked for a good year ahead. There are two legends that associate the worship of Lakshmi on this day. According to the first legend, on this day, Lakshmi emerged from Kshira Sagar, the Ocean of Milk, during the great churning of the oceans, Samudra manthan. The second legend (more popular in western India) relates to the Vamana avatar of Vishnu, the incarnation he took to kill the demon king Bali. Thereafter it was on this day, that Vishnu came back to his abode, the Vaikuntha; so those who worship Lakshmi on this day, get the benefit of her benevolent mood, and are blessed with mental, physical and material well-being.

Ok lets go to the recipe.

Ingredients:

Besan-1 cup
Sugar-1 1/2 cup
Water-1 cup for sugar and 1/4 cup for besan
Elachi-few pods
ghee-1 tsp
cashew-1/4 cup
Raisans-few
Colour little pinch



Method:

First for laddoo we have to prepare the sugar syrup.
Take one large add the sugar and 1 cup water in it and mix well.

Make it boil until it forms like the single string consistency.

Now keep this aside.
Now take small pan and add the ghee when it gets heat add the cashew and fry it.
When it turns golden brown add the raisans when it blows like balloon switch off the heat and keep it aside.

Now take besan in one cup add water in till.
It should be like the dosa batter so that it can drop one by one from the holes ladder.Put oil in the deep frying pan and heat it.

When it is heat add one drop of batter in it.When the drop floats on top immediately then it is ready to prepare the boondhi
.

Now pour 2 tsp of baater on the holes laddle then the batter comes down like drops and forms boondhi.


Now transfer the boondhi in the sugar syrup.
Do all the batter.
If we want colours we can add colours and prepare.


Now mix the elachi ,cashew nuts,raisans well in the syrup.The boondhi gets fully sugar coated.



Now heat the boondhi for 2 minutes.
Make it cool at room temperature so that we can make laddoos.
Now make all laddoos.

Now the laddoos are read for treat.

This we can store in the airtight box so it willbe freeah for 15 days.
Enjoy the Day.



HAPPY DIWALI TO ALL MY BLOGGERS.Enjoy and safe.

7 comments:

  1. Yummy ladoo and photo dear..!
    HAppy Diwali..!

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  2. Yummy ladoo..nice photos vineela.

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  3. Nice step by step clicks.good one

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