This is the picture of Devi Sthapna for Navratris at my home. We sow seeds of barley in an earthen pot on the first day of Navratra. We do pooja and watered them every morning, so that the seeds sprout into long sheaves by the tenth day. On Dussehra we put these barley sheaves on brothers and father ears after pooja. Those were the fun days, sometimes I really miss all the festivity and fun we use to have in India on every Festival.
Here comes the recipe…. This is a simple home made sweet.
MAKHANE AUR BEEJ KI MITHAI
We eat this mithai all nine day during fasting.
1 cup Makhane(puffed lotus seeds)Pan-Roast and grind it.
1/2 cup Khurbuje ke beej(melon seeds) Pan-Roast and grind it.
1/2 cup Khoya (Roast in a pan till light brown in color)
(Grinded makhana, beej and roasted khoya)
2 cups Sugar
3/4 cup of Water
Grease the dish and keep it aside. Make sugar syrup, adding sugar and water. Let it boil for few minutes till it comes to 1 string consistency. Switch off the gas and add grinded mixture stir it and mix well. when it about to set, add khoya mix well and spread it in a greased dish.(or make ladoos)
When it cools down and all set, cut it in to squares. U can store it up to 2 weeks in air tight container. This is not a very fancy sweet, but still I have some good memories eating it with evening tea, while chatting with my family.
This goes to Lakshmi’s Navratri and Navratri Food Event as my contribution.