Rose Coconut Barfi is elegant and simplistic against the riot of colours as the Navratri festival begins. These glorious fudge, coconut flavoured with delicate fragrance rose are just divine! Rich and creamy squares are perfect to indulge during any fasting and festive season, also a great choice for prasad .
A festive mood has gripped everyone as we all want to celebrate Navratri, one of the most popular Hindu festival dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga, a much awaited festival throughout the year. Navratri is celebrated for nine nights and ten days, and people worship the nine forms of Maa Durga. Although there are altogether five types of Navratris celebrated throughout the year but Sharad Navratri which falls during Autumn ( September-October ) is celebrated with more fervour and excitement than the others.
People through out India have their unique way of celebrating this festival and has special significance and most awaited festival in Gujarati community, however the dedication and devotion remains the same for every community. Idol of Goddess Durga is worshipped by everyone and try to enhance their spiritual, mental and physical practise in these nine days. These nine days celebrates motherhood of god and involves three worship of the three forms of devi or divine mothers Goddess Durga, Laxmi and Saraswati . The first three days dedicated and worshipped Goddess Durga, who triumphed over the demon after a battle of nine days and who wipes away the away the negativity. The next three days are made to venerated Laxmi, Goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity and the last three days involves the worship of Sarsawati, Goddess of knowledge.
Prayers, fasting, meditation and other spiritual practice are not the only aspects of this festival, obviously for us Gujju after the puja begins the music, it is unmistakable to those who are familiar with style and irresistible to many it's Dandiya-Raas and Garba ! During Navratri, we Gujarati women specifically wear similar colour dresses and adorn ourselves each day. The first colour of the Navratri is decided to based on the weekday when Navratri begins and remaining eight days follow a fixed cycle of colours. The custom of wearing Navratri colours is so popular that in India many newspaper publishes a article on nine colours of Navratri just before Navratri season arrives. I never need an excuse to visit a sari shop anyway :)
|Navratri colours 2016|
During this magical festive season, various type of Prasad ( offering ) offered everyday to nine goddesses as it is believed that all the fasts and festivals are incomplete without offering prasad or Bhog. So to celebrate on this auspicious Navratri, I am sharing a recipe of Rose Coconut Barfi . I am sure you're going to love this recipe, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication !
Try it out my these other eight delectable prasad recipes in your kitchen and make this festival more divine and grand !
Kesar Badam Pista Barfi
Kesar Pista Nariyal Ladoo
Mawa Kesar Topra Pak
Kesar Mawa Peda
Kaju Kesar Mawa Ladoo
3 minutes coconut cashew delights
Pista Paneer Rolls
Or for Vrat Ka Khana or Farali recipe click here
You will need :-
- 250 g desiccated coconut
- 100 g khoya or Mawa recipe here
- 3 tsp. ghee or unsalted butter
- 200 g sugar
- 100 ml milk
- 1 tsp. good quality rose extract
- Edible rose petals or buds
Grease plate or tray with little ghee, leave it aside.
Heat ghee in a non stick or heavy bottom kadai.
Add coconut and lightly roast without burning for 2-3 minutes.
Remove it from the kadai.
In same kadai add milk and sugar.
Bring it to boil and let the sugar dissolve.
Now add roasted coconut and khoya.
Combine everything and let the mixture cook.
Keep stirring continuously without burning or sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Once mixture gets thickened, turn off the heat and remove the pan or kadai from the stove.
Add rose extract and mix well.
Pour the barfi mixture into greased tray and spread evenly.
Press gently with clear spatula and leave it to cool completely.
Cut into desire shape and garnish it with the edible rose petals.
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