Showing posts with label Vijaya Dashami. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vijaya Dashami. Show all posts

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Beetroot er Sandesh

May this Bijoya Dashami light up for you, the hopes of happiness, peace and prosperity !
Bijoya Dashami marks the end of Durga Puja. It is  celebrated differently across India. It’s the celebration of good over evil. In Bengal it is celebrated after the MA Durga idol is immersed. Young seeks blessings from the elders and share sweets. Men embrace (Kola - Kuli) each otherto wish Subho Bijoya. 

Beetrooter Sandesh 
This is a healthy sweet dish to be shared during Bijoya with your loved ones. 
1 small Beetroot boiled and puréed 
1 cup Chana / Cottage cheese mashed 
2 to 3 tbsp Date Jaggery 
Ghee to apply on the sandesh mould

Take a pan, add the beetroot puree, on a low flame stir and cook the purée for a minute. Add the chana and continue to cook for 2 minutes or until the mixture has dried up a bit. Add the jaggery and continue to cook until it forms into a lump, and yet it is soft. Switch off the flame. Take the sandesh out on a plate. Let it cool down. Mix the sandesh dough well. Take the mould, apply ghee.  Take a small portion of the sandesh and shape up the sandesh with help of the mould. Remove the sandesh from the mould and serve. 

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Mutton Liver Roast.....

As Goddess Durga has already left for her home.. for Bengalis Bijoya Dashami begins. Family and friends get together... adda and feasting continues. Mainly non vegetarian dishes are cooked like Mutton Curry and Mete (Goat Liver) Chorchori  and are served with Rice or luchi and lastly sweet delicacies are served.
This time I tried a different dish instead of Mete Chorchori.. 
It is a semi dry dish and can be served as starters or can be served as side dish with Roti, Paratha or Luchi. Spiciness can be added as per your choice.
500 grams Mutton Liver cut into pieces 
2 tbsp Ginger Garlic Chilli paste 
1 Onion paste 
3 Onions sliced 
4 Garlic cloves crushed 
2 Green chillies cut lengthwise 
1 Tomato sliced 
2 Bay Leaves 
Salt to taste 
3/4 tsp Turmeric powder 
1 tsp Cumin powder 
1/2 tsp Coriander powder 
3/4 tsp Garam Masala powder 
1/4 tsp Pepper powder
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds 
3 tbsp Ghee
1 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped for garnishing 

Take a pressure cooker. Put the liver pieces, onion paste, ginger - garlic - chilli paste, salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder in the pressure cooker. Mix it and let it stand for 1 hour. Close the lid of the pressure cook and cook it till 4 whistles or until cooked. Let the pressure release, open the lid and keep the cooked liver in a bowl. Take a wok. Put ghee. Let it heat up. Add the cumin seeds and bay leaves. Let it crackle. Add the crushed garlic and sliced onions. Sauté it for 2 minutes. Add the green chillies. Stir fry it for 3 to 4 minutes or until the onions are brown in colour. Add the cooked liver. Stir it for a minute. Add the remaining turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala powder. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add the sliced tomato. Stir and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves before serving.