Married women across India, especially in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, participate in the vibrant Hartalika Teej festival with great enthusiasm. Gowri Habba is the name of a similar holiday celebrated in the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. This joyful occasion is a heartfelt tribute to the intense devotion and love that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati shared. The country is celebrating Hartalika Teej today, September 18 this year. Among the many rituals that married women follow on this day, one is eating only the prasad offered to Lord Shiva on this day.
If you want to receive the blessings of the Lord by offering Him the most delicious dishes as prasad, we are here to guide you through the process. It is believed that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are very fond of sweets, so we will tell you how to prepare hassle-free sweet dishes at home.
You can prepare malpua to offer to God during evening puja. Making it is quite simple. Mix the flour, semolina, sugar, cardamom powder, fennel and dry fruits in a bowl. Making a thick batter now requires the addition of milk. Heat the pan after adding ghee or refined. Using a ladle, add four to five ladles of batter into the oil and fry until golden brown. When malpua is ready, add sugar syrup.
Although gujiya is available in different types in the market, it is always more hygienic and healthy to have it homemade. You will need flour, dry fruits, khoya, sugar etc. Knead the flour well. Prepare the mixture by adding sugar, dry fruits etc. to khoya. Roll the flour like a puri and fill it. Shape Gujiya and filter it in oil.
You can make coconut laddoos as an offering. It is prepared in less time compared to other laddoo. For this you need dry coconut powder. Take your favorite dry fruits along with condensed milk. Fry dry coconut in ghee. Now add condensed milk and dry fruits and mix well. Turn off the gas. Let it cool slightly and then shape the mixture into round laddus. If you want, you can also mix khoya into it for extra flavor.