Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Joy of Simplicity and Real winner - Sweet and Spiced Up Rice ~ Celebration of Karwa Chauth !

 Hi friends ! Hope you all enjoyed celebration of Karwa Chauth as much as I did...It was a delightful pleasure...whole family took part with me too...UK was damp weather wise but the Karwa Chauth celebration brightened up our day of the occasion ! even in the pouring rain all the ladies were flooding in at the temple with moods in full swing  to celebrate this day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Karwa Chauth is a festival celebrated by all married Hindu women. They observe a fast for the long life of her husband and in the evening, they adorn bridal makeup....and I really enjoyed that part very much..;).This event is growing bigger with each passing day. In addition to the traditional items such as henna, beauty products and fashionable clothes, the demand of special eateries are also gearing up. Nowadays, Karwa Chauth is more of fun and Joyful festival...;)..(why not ?) The most important aspect of this day is that a dawn to dusk fast is undertaken by the and seeing the moon they finally break the fast. The Karwa Chauth fast is unique perhaps because nowhere in the world does a wife go without food or water just to pray for the longevity and well-being of her husband...

Plus an Indian festival without mouthful delights would be incomplete ....the food compliments the occasion..for health reasons my focus wasn't on sweetness and richness of the food...and so rice made with that in mind...very easy to make and yet it is very very satisfying sweet dish...and oh boy we all loved it sooooooooo can have it as a dessert or you can have it Moong or Masoor curry...!

You will need :-
  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1/4 cup Jaggery (gor)
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • few spices like Cloves, Cinnamon sticks and Cardamom pods
  • handful of Cashew nuts and Sultanas
  • Chopped Almonds
  • water (as required)

Method :-
Wash rice and leave it a side for few minutes.  Heat ghee in a pan and add all the spices..let it crackle and now add cashew nuts and fry them until light brown on very low heat.  Add sultanas, fry just few seconds and add water and jaggery.  Let the water boil , add rice and let it cook till half done, add chopped almonds and cook till tender.  Switch of the heat and leave to rest about 10-12 minutes.  Ready to Serve...Enjoy as much as my family did...!

Sending this sweet rice dish to Priya's Complete My Thali - Rice event started by me...


  1. that looks delicious...makes me want to fast!!:))

  2. yummy rice..never prepared this though!

  3. very new kind of rice.. looking yummy..

  4. wow..that sure looks divine...

  5. Never tried this combo..Looks Great...good to know that u had a great time celebrating Karwa Chauth

  6. A nice variation of rice prep. Loved its simplicity, click is too good.

  7. This dish looks very tempting. Was really nice to read about your karva chauth. You have very nice recipes. :-)

  8. Festive wishes, Jagruti to you too. The rice spread looks delicious.

  9. Liked the addition of jaggery as sweetner where usually sugar is added.

  10. Delicious rice..looks so inviting, great clicks dear,looks festive.

  11. Yummy rice.. I ve just seen the fstival in movies :)

  12. wow thats a lovely dish .Looks wonderfully simple to make.

  13. Such a droolworthy and very inviting rice..

  14. I prepare something similar to this, but never tried adding jaggery. Looks great.

  15. Nice write up jagruthi...
    wow.. u have someone to help u around with chores....

    this is making me drool


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